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Board Members: Left to Right: Len Lanzi, Laurel Rosen, Gigi De Pourtales, Howard Leonhardt, Jude Belanger, Heidi Hubbeling, Charlie Trinh, Eli Eisneberg and Mary Duda.

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Barbara Bickham, CTO/Blockchain Expert

Barbara is a CTO and advisor with extensive experience in Advanced Technology, Monitization and Entrepreneurship for high-growth enterprises at the Blockchain for Global Growth. She also is a Heart Centered TECH certified leader with expertise in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, and Internet of Things. A global IT consultant for tech companies utilizing high-demand resources. 

 

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Lisa Towles, Communications Expert

Lisa is Communications Director with extensive experience leading local and global teams of development engineers, test automation, and UX; driving employee engagement, talent acquisition, and HR; and supporting our customer ecosystem through customer advocacy and user group engagement events.

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Gigi de Pourtales, Event Expert

Gigi is advisor on events and has collaborated with a team to facilitate 33 events a year all from the heart. Promotion and publicity of all chamber events. Liaison of volunteer event organizing committees. Solicitation and management of event sponsors. Develop agendas and run meetings. Create marketing & promotional materials. Organization and execution of all special event logistics. Work closely with vendors. Produce and distribute chamber publications: Weekly Update e-newsletter and Business Directory. Update chamber website. Manage social media.Report to Board of Directors on Budgets and events. Event Services and Sales

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Sadat Huq, Admin. Manager
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Sadat is administrator and has worked in the biotechnology industry as a Quality Control Associate for Amgen, Inc.  More recently, he had worked with Novica, a retail e-commerce company that sells handmade art, home decor, and jewelry from eight global offices.  He helped build Novica’s B2B operations with third-party channels such as eBay, Amazon, and Overstock.

Sadat is administrator and has worked in the biotechnology industry as a Quality Control Associate for Amgen, Inc.  More recently, he had worked with Novica, a retail e-commerce company that sells handmade art, home decor, and jewelry from eight global offices.  He helped build Novica’s B2B operations with third-party channels such as eBay, Amazon, and Overstock.

 

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Jude Belanger, Co-Founder and CEO
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Jude Belanger was born in Mass. near cape cod. He went to Wentworth Institute and Boston Architectural Center where he achieved a BA of Architecture and Engineering. He built several sustainable homes including his own which received awards for green architecture in Sedona, AZ where he resided for 14 years. In addition to architecture, he owned and operated Sedona NOW ch 18. Sedona's premiere destination travel channel located in the heart of Sedona, AZ serving the public and local merchants. In 2012, he sold his shares in channel 18 and relocated to Santa Monica to partake in the new digital Hollywood era. He produced the Silicon Beach Show on blip.tv which grew to 600,000 followers in technology hubs globally. After a 3 year run, blip.tv was acquired by Disney Entertainment for a technology education show which had a 1 year run then was eaten by the evil mouse. He began a second career in technology consultation recommending software programs in enterprise resource management like Oracle and OneStream Software. He also founded Heart Centered TECH which acknowledges community leaders making their communities better using technology. Heart Centered TECH was recognized by the State of California as a leading community program in technology. With over 100+ members, HCT has received multiple awards from the Senate, Congress and Assembly Legislature of CA. Jude’s greatest pride is being in service to share this achievement to community technology influencers by awarding over 100+ leadership recognition awards with various political icons like Senator Ben Allen, Congressman Ted Lieu and Assemblyman Richard Bloom.

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