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Executive Board


The Executive Board provides the top level management for VIA.  The 2016 Executive Board includes:

Ed Masterson, Chairman of the Board
Jeanne Duarte, Vice Chair, Advocacy
Tim Burkhart, Vice Chair, Programs
Jill Mellady, Vice Chair, Fundraising
Chris Schrage, Corporation Secretary
Treasurer, J.C. Burnett

Please see the Board of Directors page for more information.

Strategic Planning


The Strategic Planning committee is responsible for developing the many strategic initiatives for growth, management, and development of VIA and its membership.  This is where the Vision is created.




Member outreach!  The VIA Membership Committee works to build and retain a strong membership, assisting all members to be a part of a successful VIA team.  We always need new members to join us in this exciting committee.  This is the best place to meet new members and get involved quickly!

Goals & Objectives 

  • Establish personal relationships with new members by acting as ambassadors at the monthly luncheons, introducing new members to existing members, and by greeting attendees at VIA In Action Breakfasts and quarterly Open Houses.
  • Encourage member participation and increased business activities between members.
  • Introduce new members at the monthly VIA luncheon. Primary goal is to increase and endorse membership through all activities and attain growth in membership.
  • Extend invitations to members for events such as the Quarterly Get Acquainted Breakfast.
  • Initiate occasional member surveys, using the feedback to keep VIA relevant to member’s needs.
  • Coordinate target marketing program.

For more information contact:
Chris Schrage, LBW Insurance & Financial Services




The Business and Community Education committees serve to develop and manage VIA's educational programs.  VIA provides a mix of programs and events targeted both towards the development of our business members, as well as our future work force here in the Santa Clarita Valley.


These programs include:


·         Online Business Training Programs and Education

·         Connecting to Success

·         VIA Star


For more information contact:
Sue Tweddell, Primerica




The Programs committee plans and manages VIA outstanding member-oriented events:


·         B2B Show

·         Monthly Luncheon

·         CEO Forum

·         VIA Rocks!


This is the Operational arm of VIA.  Come join us and be a part of this exciting group!


For more information contact:
Tim Burkhart, Six Flags


B2B Show


The B2B show committee plans and manages Santa Clarita's Largest Industry Show.  This exciting event features a VIP Reception and Exhibitor Showcases, and is a very strategic event for any entity conducting business in the Santa Clarita Valley.


For more information contact:
Carl Kanowsky, Kanowsky & Associates


For more information contact:
Hillary Broadwater 


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