Ventura County Leadership Academy announces 2024 honorees

Ventura County Leadership Academy (VCLA) is pleased to announce the 2024 Journey to Leadership Awards honorees, recognizing five outstanding community leaders for their contributions to Ventura County. Save the date – Thursday, April 25th the community will join together to honor these local leaders at the Serra Center in Camarillo.

Business of the Year – Amgen

Non-Profit Leader of the Year – David Maron, Vice-Chair, Ventura County Civic Alliance

Public Sector Leader of the Year –Tracy McAulay (VCLA Cohort XXVI), Management Analyst, County of Ventura

Alumna of the Year – Linda Rossi (VCLA Cohort XX), President & CEO, Ventura County Credit Union

Founder’s Award – Bill Kearney

“On behalf of the VCLA Board of Directors, it gives me great pleasure to announce the 2024 Journey to Leadership Award recipients,” said Bob Harrell, VCLA Board President. “The honorees embody the spirit of collaboration, community engagement, and service that VCLA strives to instill in each graduate. These honorees are dedicated to Ventura County, living VCLA’s mission to connect and strengthen our county.”

Information on sponsorship opportunities or congratulatory ads to support VCLA’s honorees can be found at or by contacting VCLA Executive Director Pattie Braga at [email protected].

The Ventura County Leadership Academy connects and cultivates a diverse network of passionate, capable leaders through an immersion in both critical issues shaping Ventura County and opportunities for personal and professional growth. VCLA’s comprehensive program ignites awareness and inspiration, helping cohort members discover their individual pathway toward impacting our region.

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