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Paul Granillo

Paul Granillo, president and CEO of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, has been named to the Board of Directors of the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, UnidosUS. The UnidosUS Board of Directors is a 26-member body reflecting the diversity of Hispanic nationality groups and the geographic distribution of the U.S. Hispanic population. By mandate, the Board must include an equal number of men and women.

Lance Eckhart

Lance Eckhart of Rancho Cucamonga is the new general manager of the San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency, replacing Jeff Davis who has retired. Eckhart previously served as director of Basin Management and Resource Planning for the Mojave Water Agency. A licensed professional geologist and certified hydrogeologist, Eckhart has a bachelor’s degree in geology and a master’s degree in environmental science from CSU Fullerton.

Jarod Hoogland

Jarod Hoogland became executive director of the Mission Inn Foundation earlier this year. The foundation provides tours of the historic Mission Inn hotel in downtown Riverside and presents exhibits in a Main Street gallery. Its annual events include the Mission Inn Run, which this year will be held in a virtual format from Oct. 8 to Nov. 8. Hoogland was previously museum director of the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Gil Salazar

Gil Salazar has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President Information Technology for Stater Bros. Markets. In 2016, Salazar was appointed to Stater Bros. Markets Vice President Information Technology, his most recent position. He brings more than 31 years of information technology experience to his new role. Salazar’s previous experience includes serving as Director of IT Services for Hyundai Capital America and as Director Information Technology for Partners Consulting, providing IT services to clients across multiple industries.

Monica Green

Monica Green becomes the fourth president of Norco College. She had recently been interim president there, and earlier was vice president of Planning and Development at Riverside City College. Before that she was dean and later vice president of the Norco College Student Services division from 2009 to 2018. Green has degrees from UC Riverside, Cal State San Bernardino, and Pepperdine University.

Kenneth Ramirez

Kenneth Ramirez is the new chairman of the Highland-based San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Ramirez had previously served five terms as tribal secretary. He is on the San Manuel Educational Committee, and works with Loma Linda University Health to promote access to health care and education. He also leads the operating committee for First Nations Experience (FNX), the nation’s first Native American television channel.

Paul Stoffel

Paul Stoffel has been named vice president marketing for Stater Bros. Markets. He will lead the strategic planning, development and execution of Stater Bros. Market’s center store category management initiatives, procurement, master data management, and the company’s store brand quality assurance program. Stoffel began his career at Stater Bros. Markets in 1997 as a courtesy clerk and has held numerous positions over the years, including his most recent position, senior marketing director. Stoffel earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from CSU San Bernardino, and is also a graduate of the University of Southern California Food Industry Management Program.

Bertha Luna

Stater Bros. Markets has named Bertha Luna regional vice president retail operations. Luna began her career in 1988 as a courtesy clerk at Lucky Stores and joined Stater Bros. in 1999 during the acquisition of Albertson’s and Lucky Stores and worked her way through the ranks. She most recently served as senior director retail operations. Luna earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Western Governors University and is also a graduate of the University of Southern California Food Industry Executive Program.

Michael Krouse

Michael K. Krouse, president and CEO of the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, is now serving on the executive committee for the California Travel Association. Cal Travel advocates on legislation that affects the travel industry. Krouse oversees the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau (covering Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga), Ontario Convention Center, California Welcome Center at Ontario Mills, and Toyota Arena.

Zachary Tucker

San Bernardino County Museum Association, the nonprofit organization that supports the San Bernardino County Museum, selects Zachary Tucker as executive director. Tucker will lead the 60-year-old Museum Association as it provides financial sustainability and resource development for the museum. Tucker’s nearly 30-year career has all been within the nonprofit sector, the majority of it in the Inland Empire. He has degrees from the University of Denver and Cal State San Bernardino.

Thomas G. Dolan

Bank of Southern California has named Thomas G. Dolan executive vice president, chief strategy officer, a newly created position. He will be responsible for leading the company’s strategic initiatives, regulatory compliance, investor relations, and identifying new lines of business that align with the company’s growth and revenue objectives. He brings 37 years of industry experience to the role.

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