Board of Directors

 

Our Board of Directors is a team of people elected by the Chamber shareholders, the Membership, to represent their interests and ensure that the Chamber is a catalyst, convener and champion on their behalf.

We are proud to introduce you to your 2020 Board of Directors!

Pat Burgess 2020 Board Chair 

Compass – Pat Burgess Realty Team

It’s not about the number of bedrooms or baths. It’s all about the lifestyle each home has to offer and what it can become. Pat Burgess visualizes what a home really means to her clients and consistently goes above and beyond to make sure she is finding just the right fit with a welcoming neighborhood and ideal community in which they can thrive. “It’s more than just a home,” she says. “It’s a place to maybe raise a family, build dreams, and enjoy all that life has to offer.”

A Danville resident for more than 25 years, Pat arrived in the real estate industry in 2008 after more than 30 years in corporate sales and marketing for Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Rolm Corporation, and AT&T where she was honored as a top performer year after year. As co-founder of EXL Consulting, an IT business consulting firm, she turned it into a multi-million dollar firm within the first year, ultimately building the company to more than 80 consultants.

An entrepreneur and business owner, Pat combined her wealth of knowledge and experience with training in interior design and real estate. Relying on her astute business acumen, knowledge of the market, sharp negotiation skills, and keen attention to detail, Pat achieved the President’s Club Top Performer status by the end of her first year in real estate despite the challenging market, and has never looked back. Today Pat is ranked among the top 1% of realtors both locally and nationwide. Her listings average five days on the market from MLS-to-contract, compared to the industry’s average of 28 days within our area.

Whether a move is around the corner, across town, or on the other side of the globe, Pat combines her passions for construction and staging, and the art of negotiation with her sincere desire to always put her clients first and keep their best interests in mind.

Patient, supportive and action-oriented, Pat brilliantly navigates the business side of a purchase or sale of a home with an unmatched level of perseverance and care and a creative marketing approach. She believes there is no such thing as “one size fits all” or “the same ol’ way” of doing business. She insures that her clients are well informed and comfortable making one of the most important decisions of their lives while building and nurturing long-term relationships.

Bill White 2020 Board Past-Chair and Ambassador

William W. White Insurance Agency

My name is Bill White.  I am the co-owner, along with my wife Teresa, of the William W. White Insurance Agency, located in Historic Downtown Danville.  We opened our Agency in 1977 and have always focused on Customer Education.  When we talk to someone or give advice to our clients, we strive to make sure that they know exactly what they are covered for, so there is no panic or anxiety if something were to happen. At William W. White Insurance Agency our goal is simple, get what you need and have someone take care of you.  We are here to show what “Personal Service” can mean to you!

We love our Community and have been involved with the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce for many years and in different capacities, serving on the Board of Directors since 2011 and as Chairman of the Board in 2015 and again in 2019.  I am also active in the Chamber’s many community events, including their annual festivals, Art & Wine Strolls as well as, The Alamo and Danville Tree Lightings.

If you need to talk to someone about your Insurance needs or what’s going on in Danville, give us a call!

Kira Feick 2020 Board Vice-Chair, Ambassador and Small Business Council Secretary

Ignite HR Solutions

My name is Kira Feick, and I am the Founder and Principal Consultant at Ignite HR Solutions. We provide small business owners with outsourced human resources services, including legal compliance, payroll, investigations, strategic vision, and, of course, employee support. We pride ourselves in helping small business owners understand how effective HR can effectively increase their company’s bottom line while building a strong and positive company culture.

I joined the Danville Area Chamber when I founded Ignite HR Solutions as a business and marketing strategy. I soon learned that the Chamber was more than a business decision! The sense of community and family that I have felt through my membership have been incredible. I love being an active member of this community, raising my family here, and helping small business owners along the way! To connect with Kira please visit her Business Profile page here.

Katherine Osborn 2020 Board Member- Finance Committee Chair

CMG Financial

Katherine embraces family and community and recognizes not all people “fit in a box” when it comes to mortgage lending. She helps each home buyer achieve their dreams by providing a variety of mortgage solutions tailored to fit their needs. Katherine has been named TOP 1% Mortgage Originator in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine for multiple years. She continues her Top Performer status with CMG Financials’ President’s Club.  Katherine is also a Five Star Mortgage Professional and has been featured in Diablo Magazine for the last 8 years.  She is delighted to serve on the Board of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce and support local businesses.  Buying local is one of her priorities!

Whether a first time home buyer or a long time client Katherine has been there helping her clients along the way for over 30 years. For investors, or those who just need to refinance a mortgage, she can educate you about the variety of loan products CMG provides including Conventional loans, FHA home loans, VA home loans, Jumbo loans,  Home Improvement loans, USDA home loans, crowdfunding through HomeFundIt, as well as grant and down payment assistance options.

Obtaining a mortgage is a complex process and you want an expert working for you. Check out her website to meet her team, view the mortgage blog, mortgage calculator, customer testimonials, or start your mortgage pre-qualification and obtain today’s current mortgage rates. Katherine and CMG Financial partner with some of the top real estate agencies, financial planning and investment firms, and proudly serves Danville area residents.  https://www.cmgfi.com/mysite/katherine-anne-osborn

EXPERIENCE EXTRAORDINARY!!!!

Brian Schwarer 2020 Board Member- Economic Development  Committee Chair 

Heritage Bank of Commerce

Brian is a commercial banker for Heritage Bank of Commerce, in its Danville office.  Bringing 20 years of business banking experience, Brian’s focus is to provide a consultative relationship approach with his clients, helping them meet their business growth goals.  Heritage Bank of Commerce is the premier local community business bank throughout the Greater Bay Area, offering premier, high-touch service, and innovative, targeted solutions to build long-term relationships with its clients.

Brian is in his fourth year of service on the Board for the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, and his second year serving as head of the Economic Development Committee.

Brian is a graduate of Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics.

Outside of spending most of his free time with his wife and two children, Brian enjoys golf, tennis & basketball, in addition to coaching youth sports teams.

Uday Kumar 2020 Board Member- Membership  Committee Chair

Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery

Lara George 2020 Ambassador Co-Chair, Hospitality Chair and Board Member

Lara George Photography

My name is Lara George and I am a photographer serving the Bay Area and Northern California.

At Lara George Photography we love providing quality photos that highlight our clients energy and personality by utilizing our personal values of integrity, kindness and humor to quickly put people at ease. We create a collection of meaningful photos that tell the story of your business or personal life because one photo is never enough to express your brand. These collections allow you the flexibility and freedom to use your photos on any platform needed; from social media, marketing, LinkedIn, websites or personal cards.

If there is anything I can help you with or specific people I can connect you to, it would be my pleasure to do so, so please reach out. To connect with Lara please visit her Business Profile page here. To connect with Lara please visit her Business Profile page here.

Dr. Alex Chilian- 2020 Ambassador Co-Chair and Scholarship Committee Chair

Gil Rodrigues 2020 Ambassador Member Outreach Chair and Board Member

White Rabbit Business Solutions

My name is Gil Rodrigues the founder/CEO of White Rabbit Business Solutions serving the Tri-Valley of the San Francisco Bay Area. We are a networking business for small business owners and local professionals to network and grow their business. I also coach the best practices of networking for those who need a little help. It has always been a passion of mine to help others in any way I can.

The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic organization that serves Danville and the surrounding areas. It is easy to support and promote the businesses in the Chamber because of all the wonderful benefits that come with membership. I love promoting the art of networking and the Danville Area Chamber, because the two go hand in hand helping the community and local businesses grow and prosper.

Glenn Bittner 2020 Board of Directors Member, Ambassador and Small Business Council President

MassMutual Northern California   

Dan Wellington 2020 Board of Directors Member and Ambassador

Legacy Real Estate 

Tess Owen 2020 Board of Directors Member and Ambassador

Omni Social Media

Omni Social Media is a company that seeks to help brands and people conquer the world of social media. We collaborate with businesses like yours to successfully implement social media strategies tailored to your unique needs. Not only that, but we practice what we preach – utilizing social media and leveraging word of mouth, with little to no paid advertising.

Darren Matte 2020 Board of Directors Member 

Harvest Danville/Cocina Hermanas Restaurants

David Behring 2020 Board of Directors Member 

Wheelchair Foundation

Rick Shumway 2020 Board of Directors Member 

Stanford Health Care|ValleyCare

A nationally recognized, results-driven health care executive, Rick Shumway is the President & CEO at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare (SHC-VC).  SHC-VC is a comprehensive health system that is a key part of Stanford Health Care.  With it’s base in Pleasanton, CA, it serves a large portion of the East Bay, and is home to a range of both complex, and community-based healthcare services.

Rick has spent the majority of his career in large academic medical centers, and has worked hard to integrate these systems directly into the communities that they serve.  Prior to joining SHC-VC, Rick served as the Chief Administrative Officer – the lead executive position – at the 780-bed University of Cincinnati Medical Center.  UC Medical Center is the only Level 1 trauma and academic medical center within the greater Cincinnati, OH region and the surrounding tri-state area.

Prior to his role at in Cincinnati, Rick served as Executive Director at University of Utah Health Care in Salt Lake City, UT, which is comprised of four hospitals, 12 community-based clinics, 1,200 board-certified physicians, and 19 affiliate regional partners.  He has also held senior leadership positions at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, PA, the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA, and at Intermountain Healthcare’s Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, UT.

Rick resides in Danville, CA with his wife Sarah, and is the father to three active boys.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, and takes advantage of the beautiful California weather to fish and camp whenever he can.

Keva Dodd 2020 Board of Directors Member 

Whim House

Kim Lindeberg 2020 Board of Directors Member 

The Lindeberg Group

My name is Kim Lindeberg. I am the President of The Lindeberg Group, Inc. located in my home in Danville. As of December 31, 2019, I am officially retired from Telecom after 46 years.

I joined the Chamber in 2004 when I opened a retail store with a friend in the heart of downtown Danville. In 2005 I was Ambassador of the Quarter and in 2006 I was Ambassador Chair and in 2011 I was Chairman of the Board of the Chamber. I love this community and have lived in Danville since 1983. I am very happy to be serving again on the Board of Directors and I look forward to engaging in our many events throughout the year.