Board of Directors

Meet the Chamber’s Board of Directors

The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors. The Board meets monthly, usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Founders’ Room at US Bank in Avalon. Meeting times & locations do change from time to time.

2016-17 Officers (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017)

Chair: Julie Bovay, Catalina Tech Shack
Past Chair: Bill Paige, Leo’s Catalina Drugstore
Chair-Elect: David Howell, Island Navigation
Chief Financial Officer: Tony Budrovich, Catalina Island Conservancy
Marketing Chair: Dave Stevenson, Santa Catalina Island Company
Secretary/President & CEO: Jim Luttjohann, Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

Directors

Julie Bovay, Catalina Tech Shack
Bill Paige, Leo’s Catalina Drugstore
David Howell, Island Navigation
Dave Stevenson, Santa Catalina Island Company
Steve Hoefs, Three Palms Avalon Arcade
John Eric Hernandez, Catalina By Design
Angela Puchala, Catalina Express
Ashley Villarama, US Bank
Mark Costello, Abe’s Liquor
Thomas Salinas, Catalina Island Vacation Rentals
Gregg Miller, Hotel Metropole
Buddy Wilson, Jr., Catalina Island Golf Cart Rentals
Levent Alkibay, Catalina Beverage Company
Ron Hite, Southern California Edison
Jason Paret, Catalina Island Medical Center
Todd Wade, Two Harbors Enterprises
Gail Fornasiere, Catalina Island Museum
Tony Budrovich, Catalina Island Conservancy
David Jenkins, City of Avalon

PAST BOARD CHAIRS

YEAR CHAIR BUSINESS PRESIDENT/CEO
2015-16 Julie Bovay/
John King
Catalina Tech Shack/
Afishinados
Jim Luttjohann
2014-15 Bill Paige Leo’s Catalina Drugstore Jim Luttjohann
Wayne Griffin, ACE
2013-14 Kevin Strege Catalina Island Vacation Rentals Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
2012-13 Rock Gosselin The Avalon Hotel Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
2011-12 Catrina Awalt Two’s Company of Avalon Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
2010-11 Bryan Ballard Catalina Island Medical Center Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
2009-10 Brad Wilson Two Harbors Enterprises Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
2008-09 Rock Gosselin Catalina Laundry Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
2007-08 Mesa Bradley Brown’s Bikes Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
2006-07 Mike Bone Spectrum Sports Management, LLC Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
2005-06 Kevin Strege Catalina Island Vacation Rentals Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
2004-05 Gregg Miller Hotel Metropole Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
2003-04 Sue Rikalo The Steamer Trunk Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
2002-03 Jim “Sandbar” Orr Catalina Passenger Service Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
2001-02 Rose Ellen Gardner Catalina Island Conservancy Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
2000-01 Oley Olsen Santa Catalina Island Co. Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
1999-00 David Howell Island Navigation Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
1998-99 Elaine Vaughan Catalina Express Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
1997-98 John Moore Island Express Helicopters Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
1996-97 David Howell Island Navigation Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
1995-96 Buddy Wilson, Jr. Catalina Auto & Bike Rentals Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
1994-95 Oley Olsen Pavilion Lodge Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
1993-94 Jon Hardy Argo Diving Services Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
1992-93 Keith LeFever Southern California Edison Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
1991 Jon Hardy Argo Diving Services Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
1990 Joe Caliva Santa Catalina Island Co. Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
1989 George Escofie Bank of San Pedro Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
1988 Gregor Milne Seacrest Inn Wayne G. Griffin, ACE
1987 Paxson Offield Santa Catalina Island Company Marion Post
1986 Jeff Stickler Catalina Adventure Tours Marion Post
1985 Bill Salisbury Channel House Restaurant Tom Sutherland
1984 Wayne Griffin The Upstairs Place Restaurant Tom Sutherland
1983 Wayne Griffin The Upstairs Place Restaurant Lita Utal Mulvihill
1982 Buzzy Smythe Lita Utal Mulvihill
1981 Lita Utal Mulvihill
1980 Lita Utal Mulvihill
1979 Lita Utal Mulvihill
1978 Lita Utal
1977 Darrell Mulvihill Santa Catalina Island Co. Lita Utal
1976 Darrell Mulvihill Santa Catalina Island Co. Lita Utal
1975 Harry Griffin The Upstairs Place Restaurant Lita Utal
1974
1973
1972 Joe Arno
1971 Joe Arno
1970 R.L. “Ron” Whelchel
1969 Pete Phelps
1968 Pete Phelps
1967 Leo Zager Leo’s Drug Store
1966 Leo Zager Leo’s Drug Store
1965 Leo Zager Leo’s Drug Store
1964 Joseph Guion Joe’s Rent-a-Boat
1963 Joseph Guion Joe’s Rent-a-Boat
1962 Joseph Guion Joe’s Rent-a-Boat
1961 W.F. Oley Olsen, Sr. Pavilion Lodge
1960
1959 Bill Laurin
1958 Fred Hochberg
1957
1956
1955
1954
1953 Kelsey Turner
1952 Joe Arno
1951
1950 Cal Conrad
1949 Cal Conrad

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