NAWBO Ventura County installs 2018-19 Board

The new Board represents a broad spectrum of industries, leadership and business acumen.

The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO VC) installed its new Board of Directors on July 17, 2018. Installed by Ken Ashford of longtime NAWBO VC corporate partner, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

2018-19 NAWBO Ventura County Board of Directors

President – Diane de Mailly, DDM Metering Systems, Inc.

President-Elect – Lynnette Coverly, Coverly Professional Services

Immediate Past President – Elaine Hollifield, Hollifield Creative

Treasurer – Marta Alvarez, YCE, Inc.

Education Director – Bozena Chorazewicz, Nereveno

Public Policy/Advocacy Director – Dawn Dyer, Dyer Sheehan Group, Inc.

Membership Director – Kamie Abraham, Sagemark Consulting

Marketing/PR Director – Natalie Ruffing, Sirens Media

Programs Director – Rose Hayden-Smith, Rose Hayden-Smith Consulting

“I am excited about this Board,” stated Diane de Mailly, NAWBO-VC President. “They bring a breadth and depth of experience, leadership and energy that is going to take our already successful chapter to the next level.” De Mailly was NAWBO VC’s President in 2014-2015, is a current member of the NAWBO California Board of Directors serving as their Public Policy Director since 1996, and was the Ventura County Woman Business Owner of the Year in 2011.

Established in 1996, the local Ventura County chapter of NAWBO is committed to strengthening the wealth creating capacity of its members while promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial Ventura County community. NAWBO VC invites women sole proprietors, partners, entrepreneurs, and corporate owners, who are looking to make meaningful connections with successful local business women with a common goal of business growth, building strategic alliances, creating innovative and effective change in the business culture, and transforming public policy related to women in leadership and business, to learn more at

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