LARNEY FOWLER, PRESIDENT | LARNED FOWLER ATTORNEY AT LAW
A native New Yorker and a graduate of Princeton University and Fordham Law School, Larney moved to Orange County in 1983. Since graduation from law school in 1979, Larney spent over 15 years with some of the nation’s leading law firms before going into business for himself. Larney’s practice combines general business and transactional law with estate planning and asset protection. Typical clients for Larney include small to medium sized businesses where he handles all business law matters as well as the estate planning for the business principals, and individuals and couples in Orange County looking to preserve their wealth and pass it on to their loved ones with the least expense and court involvement.
Larney has also owned several businesses in telecommunications and import/export. This gives him practical hands on appreciation for his clients’ everyday needs.
Larney is single and has raised his daughter by himself since she was 8 years old. He considers his daughter, a graduate of Columbia University in NYC, as his greatest accomplishment.
Larney loves the theatre, movies, reading, tennis, golf, dancing to rock ‘n roll, and singing at open-mic nights.
JEFF MONTEJANO, VICE PRESIDENT | BIASC CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jeff Montejano has been actively involved with business, public policy and political affairs throughout California, serving as a communications advisor to developers, CEOs, attorneys, public agency representatives and various elected officials on federal, state and local levels.
With 18 years experience in public relations and politics on both the government and agency sides, Jeff served as President for KCOMM Public Affairs where he created and supervised numerous communications programs in the areas of government, media, community and crisis relations. His clients range from developers, Fortune 500 companies and law firms to government agencies throughout the United States. Jeff has served as vice president for M4 Strategies where his clients included New Majority PAC, California Chamber of Commerce, the largest hospital provider in the United States, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA),and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG).
He previously served four years in the California State Legislature in multiple capacities, including press secretary, chief of staff and deputy chief of staff to the Assembly Minority Leader. Jeff has also worked on several federal and state political campaigns, including serving on George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign.
Montejano currently lives in San Clemente with his wife (a teacher) and two daughters attending CUSD schools.
MALINDA GOLLER, TREASURER | REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT OF CALWEST BANK
Malinda Goller is an alumni of Capistrano Unified School District having graduated from Dana Hills High School. Her graduating class included current Dana Hills HS principal, Jason Allemann. She currently has two kids attending CUSD schools. Malinda has participated in numerous Foundation activities including Principal for a Day and actively support the annual golf tournament.
Goller is the Regional Vice President for CalWest Bank. Goller believes intensely that “People bank with People.” As a third generation relationship banker, there is nothing she believes more. Being attentive and engaging with clients lead to a workplace with great energy, productivity and profitable relationships that last.
Goller is serving as the chairman of the board of directors for the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce. Goller is also involved in various community groups.
LAVAL BREWER, SECRETARY | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PLAYWORKS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Responsible for overall leadership, development, and program growth for the Southern California region. Major focus on strategic engagement of local school district administration’s adaption of play as a vital activity which supports youth development and learning. Lead team member for fundraising results and growth. Work closely with the local advisory board to set local direction, grow individual giving donors and maximize corporate fund development results.
ENZO SCOGNAMIGLIO | OWNER, BRIO TUSCANY GRILL
From owning four national franchises for Subway Restaurants, founding several restaurants to managing several Apartment Complexes in Southern California, Mr. Scognamiglio is an active entrepreneur, philanthropist and an icon in the community he serves. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Scognamiglio has made his mark serving people in the hospitality industry. Since 1993, he has been the owner of Brio Tuscany Grille in Dana Point, California, a popular restaurant, martini bar and nightclub. He also owned Brio Mare in Laguna Beach as well as Brio Tuscany Grille in Corona Del Mar. Prior to opening this local hot spot, he owned the Madison Steakhouse in Long Beach, the largest steakhouse in the United States.
He has held the Director of Food and Beverage position at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach and served as the General Manager of the Arriba Restaurant Group in Los Angeles, California. He also served as the Director of Food and Beverage at the Mayfair Hotel during the Los Angeles Olympics of 1984. Having spent over 5 years in the cruise ship industry, he has mastered the art of customer service and appreciation. Born and raised in Napoli, Italy, Mr. Scognamiglio grew up in a large family where he learned the value of relationships and the importance of building a strong business through empowering people.
He and his wife, Jill raise their two children in Dana Point, California where they work together in several businesses. He holds a degree in Restaurant & Hotel Management from Avellino College in Napoli, Italy.
SUSIE CASKEY | RETIRED
After 25 years, Susie Caskey retired from Saddleback Memorial Medical Center/Memorial Care Health Services where she was an experienced corporate representative with a wide range of competencies, including contract negotiations, government relations and fundraising. She represented the corporation as a liaison and primary contact with the business community and maintained long-term working relationships with key governmental and community leaders, educators and other civic organizations.
Susie has served as a Capistrano Unified School District Foundation board member since 2015; was appointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger as a member of the Private Security Disciplinary Review Committee South; served as President of California Women’s Leadership Association; was a board member of the South Orange County Economic Coalition (formally Regional Chambers of Commerce); and volunteered for the Saddleback Valley YMCA.
Susie is married to Don W. Caskey, FAIA; Associate Vice Chancellor/Campus Architect (retired) – University of California, Riverside. She has four adult children and three grandchildren. A 35-year resident of South Orange County, Susie spends her free time in Mammoth Lakes.
PAUL SIMONDS | VICE PRESIDENT OF CURT PRINGLE & ASSOCIATES
Paul Simonds is Vice President of Curt Pringle & Associates. Prior to this, Paul served as Southern California Gas Company’s (SoCalGas) local Public Affairs Manager, where he represented the natural gas utility before the 11 cities that make-up south Orange County, including all unincorporated areas of the County.
Prior to joining g SoCalGas in 2011, Paul consulted with Cerrell Associates, California’s largest independent public affairs firm, where he managed its social media efforts. Prior to that, he was the communications manager for Western Growers, an agricultural trade association whose member-companies grow, pack and ship about half the nation’s fresh fruit and vegetables. There he managed all external communications efforts on a host of issues, ranging from food safety, to immigration, to water-supply reliability.
Paul is on the executive committee and serves as a board member of the South Orange County Economic Coalition. He is also a board member for the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, CleanTech O.C. and serves on the government affairs committee for the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. Paul has More than 15 years of public relations & public affairs expertise, dating back to his days in the U.S. Navy.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis in Media Relations from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and is currently completing his Master’s in Public Administration from Brandman University, which is part of the Chapman University System.
JOONE KIM-LOPEZ | GENERAL MANAGER OF THE MOULTON NIGUEL WATER DISTRICT
Joone Kim-Lopez is the General Manager of the Moulton Niguel Water District, which provides water, wastewater and recycled water services to approximately 170,000 people within six cities in South Orange County. Before joining Moulton Niguel, she served as the General Manager of Calaveras County Water District located in Northern California.
Joone’s prior experience includes working for Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company as its Assistant General Manager and serving as the Deputy General Manager of Central Basin Municipal Water District, a wholesale water agency to approximately two million people in southeast Los Angeles County.
Joone is a Board Member for Association of California Water Agencies, California WateReuse Association, Southern California Water Coalition, and Tilly’s Life Center.
Preceding her career in the water industry, Joone was a Police Officer for the City of Pasadena, where she received the Silver Medal of Courage for valor under fire.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University of Northridge and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from University of California San Diego.
ADRIANA GALDAMEZ| PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER AT COX COMMUNICATIONS
Adriana Galdamez recently joined Cox Communications as their Public Affairs Manager. In her role, she oversees their public relations programs, including their philanthropy and key business initiatives. She works diligently to promote brand awareness by increasing community engagement by employees.
Most recently, she served as State Farm’s Public Affairs Specialist for Southern California where she was responsible for the company’s signature philanthropy program, media relations and public relations campaigns. In addition, she managed content creation for social media, developing national stories to educate consumers about the leading auto insurer’s involvement in local communities.
Adriana earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and her Masters of Art in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from San Diego State University. Currently, she serves as the Vice President of the Orange Council for Community Relations, and serves on the Board at Concordia University. She is also a member of the Orange County Public Relations Society of America.