SAN DIEGO FOOD BANK - Key Persons
- Advisory Board / Board of Directors - past Board Member
Aimee Faucett has served the communities of San Diego for 18 years while working in the legislative and executive branches of the City of San Diego and voluntarily serves on several nonprofit boards. Today, Aimee holds the position of Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to joining the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, she was the Deputy Chief of Staff to former Mayor Jerry Sanders and also served as Chief of Staff to former San Diego City Councilmembers Kevin L. Faulconer and Jim Madaffer where she oversaw the day-to-day operations and was responsible for community representation, policy, communications, office management and legislative relations. Her first position with the City of San Diego was a community liaison for former Councilmember Judy McCarty.
Aimee's community service includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, the American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter and the San Diego State Alumni Association.
Aimee is a graduate of San Diego State University and holds a bachelor's degree in Public Administration. In 2004, she was selected by San Diego Metropolitan for "Forty Under Forty Honor Role."
- Member of the Advisory Board
- Coca - Cola Refreshments As a Senior Customer Marketing Manager
- Member of QCT 's Software Engineering Group
- Senior Vice President of Engineering for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc
Tony serves as Senior Vice President of Engineering for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.'s semiconductor business and largest division, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT). Qualcomm is a world leader in next-generation mobile technologies and QCT is the world's largest provider of wireless chipsets and software solutions. In this role, tony oversees modem, connectivity and networking software development.
Tony joined Qualcomm in 1999. As an early member of QCT's Software Engineering Group, Tony assumed the role of the software lead for many of the first handsets launched using 3G and advanced 3G mobile technologies, including the first dual mode handset launched in Europe and the launch of the first HSDPA and EDGE phones. Tony continued to serve as the lead project engineer for several of Qualcomm's flagship products prior to assuming the role of vice president and overall UMTS software lead in 2006.
Tony has been a key driver in uniting Qualcomm's software efforts and enhancing QCT's software development processes and quality. Over the last few years, Tony assumed overall responsibility for all modem, connectivity and networking subsystem software for mobile, computing, consumer electronics and networking/infrastructure product lines. Tony oversees more than 5,000 engineers located primarily in the U.S., China and India, and his teams have played a major role in the launch of approximately 1,200 devices this past year.
- President & CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
Bret Schanzenbach has served as the President & CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce since January 2019. Schanzenbach, a native Californian and resident of San Diego's North County since 1971, came to the Carlsbad position from the Vista Chamber of Commerce where he served as CEO for nine years. His corporate background before the Chamber was in residential real estate and the software industry. In 1992, Bret helped start Technical Difference, Inc., a human resources software company. Before venturing into the corporate world, he spent seven years as a youth minister. Bret graduated from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, OH, earning a BA in Psychology. He earned his Master's in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas in 2001. Bret and his wife Joleen reside in Vista and have been blessed with six children. They are active members of St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Carlsbad.
- Business Representative
Carlos Cota is an International Trustee and International Representative for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE) with over 30 years of community service and organizing related to both the Labor and Entertainment Communities. Cota currently serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Convention Center Corporation and on the Board of the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs.
Cota began his career as a Stagehand with IATSE Local 122 San Diego in 1990. He entered the apprenticeship in 1995 and was named "Apprentice of the Year" in 1996. In 1998, he was elected to the Executive Board and served for the next seven years. In 2006, he was elected Business Agent and served as the Union's primary officer for the next thirteen years. During his tenure as Business Representative, Cota made his mark within the San Diego's Labor and Entertainment communities and has been recognized with several awards over the years:
San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council "Volunteer Dedication Award", 2008
IATSE Local 122's highest honor, the "Lester J. Fluno" Outstanding Service Award, 2010
"Labor Leader of the Year" by the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, 2011
"2015 Labor Leader of the Year" by the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO, CLC.
After his tenure as Business Representative, Cota was elected to serve in his current position of International Trustee and subsequently hired on as International Representative.
Cota has previously served as an Executive Board Member for the IATSE District 2 covering California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii; Executive Board Member for the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Advisory Board Member for the College, Career, & Technical Education (CCTE) program for the San Diego Unified School District and also a Board Member of the California Ballet Company.
Carmen Skipworth is from Washington, D.C. She attended George Mason University with a BA in International Relations. She worked with Congressman Frank Wolf and the Committee on International Affairs. Carmen worked in Hong Kong for Xilinx establishing their headquarters In Asia. She was a member of American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. She moved to London and worked in the US Embassy's International Marketing Center where she assisted U.S. companies market their businesses in Europe.
Carmen is currently working for an 8a government contractor, PL Systems, an IT services company marketing and consulting on IT such as cybersecurity. Carmen is on the Board of Women in Defense and the Project Management Institute of San Diego. She is a member of AFCEA and NDIA where she also volunteers.
Carmen is a mentor at the Cherie Blair Foundation where she mentors women-owned small businesses worldwide. She has volunteered for the Junior League of San Diego focusing on positively impacting transition-age foster youth as they make the critical transition into independent adult life while bringing attention to the issue of human trafficking in San Diego and its relationship to youth in the foster care system.
Carmen now lives in San Diego, which has been her home for the past 20 years. She has twins who are currently studying engineering in Purdue. In her free time, Carmen enjoys sailing, traveling, concerts, pilates, hiking, art, golf and a good book.
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Executive Officer, Jacobs & Cushman
- Food Bank in 2008 As Chief Financial Officer
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank's Board of Directors has appointed of Casey Castillo as Chief Executive Officer of the 45-year-old, hunger-relief nonprofit.
Castillo joined the Food Bank in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and was subsequently appointed Vice President of Finance and Administration. Castillo brings more than 20 years of executive, financial, and nonprofit management experience to role of Chief Executive Officer. Over the course of his fourteen-year tenure at the Food Bank, he has provided oversight for all financial, administrative, human resources, and information technology operations.
Additionally, he helped lead the organization during periods of severe economic upheaval including the Great Recession and most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic - including the subsequent inflationary environment which is currently impacting the Food Bank's service population.
Mr. Castillo has many significant achievements in his fourteen years with the Food Bank including stewarding the Food Bank's annual budget, overseeing major multi-million dollar infrastructure improvements to the Food Bank's facilities, overseeing the nonprofit's daily finances and operations, supporting major fundraising campaigns, and providing executive leadership to lead the Food Bank's five-year strategic plan.
Prior to joining the Food Bank, Castillo served on several nonprofit boards and committees, including the Board of Directors for the El Futuro Credit Union, an organization that provides financial services for working families and those traditionally underserved by financial institutions.
Castillo's educational background includes a Bachelor's of Science Degree from Brigham Young University, and a Master's in Business Administration from California State University, San Bernardino. Castillo is a graduate of LEAD San Diego's Impact Program and the Fieldstone Foundation's Emerging Leaders Program.
Castillo lives in San Diego, where he is a devoted husband and father of three children. He is an involved family man who served as a volunteer coach for his children's baseball and basketball teams and is heavily involved in community service work with his church.
- Vice President of Communications, Marketing & Public Affairs / Jacobs & Cushman
- Vice President of Development & Communications
- Board of Directors - Treasurer
On August 28, 2009, David Bejarano was appointed as the City of Chula Vista's 23rd Chief of Police. Chief Bejarano is a native of El Paso, Texas, and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from National University. During his tenure with Chula Vista, the police department has received national recognition as one of the safest cities in the nation.
Chief Bejarano began his career in public service when he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1975. In 1979, he joined the San Diego Police Department as a sworn officer. Chief Bejarano served in a variety of assignments including special investigations, the SWAT Team, Border Crime Prevention Unit, and led the department's security planning and operations for the 1996 Republican National Convention. In 1999, he was appointed as the City's 32nd Chief of Police. Among his accomplishments as a police chief, was establishing one of the nation's first full-time Elder Abuse Units, collaboration with the City Attorney's Office in establishing the nationally recognized Family Justice Center and development of innovative policies and training to address use of force and racial profiling concerns.
In 2003, Chief Bejarano was appointed by the President of the United States as the United States Marshal for the Southern District of California. During his tenure, Chief Bejarano was appointed to chair a Federal Narcotics Enforcement Initiative focusing on multi-state narcotics trafficking investigations along the California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas borders. This leadership role provided Bejarano with a unique perspective on drug trafficking challenges facing our county and country.
He has and continues to hold national leadership positions with the International Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Committee, serves as 1st Vice President of the California Police Chiefs' and Sheriff's Association.
Chief Bejarano has received numerous awards, commendations, and appointments throughout his public service career, including being recognized with a Peacemaker Award and Diogenes Award (for demonstrating integrity and candor with the public and news media). In 2012, he was also recognized as the Police Executive of the Year, by the California Association of Tactical Officers.
- Board of Directors
- Founder and Principal at Silicon Beach Advisors, Inc
Drew Martin is the founder and principal at Silicon Beach Advisors, Inc, a technology strategy consulting firm. From November 2016 to May 2021, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Jack in the Box, Inc. He led the team responsible for all restaurant and corporate systems as well as digital guest experience applications for all of Jack in the Box's over 2,000 restaurants. Prior to Jack in the Box, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Lytx Inc. (formerly DriveCam) from October 2011 to December 2014. He previously held IT leadership positions with Sony Electronics and PepsiCo.
Martin is on the Board of the Jack in the Box Foundation which supports causes that help at-risk children and youth. Martin is also active in the San Diego community and has served on various local nonprofit boards. Martin graduated from Cornell University's College of Engineering.
In his 27th NFL season and 17th with the San Diego Chargers, Ed McGuire has enjoyed a steady ascent since joining the team in 1998. He most recently was named Executive Vice President of Football Administration - Player Finance in January 2013. McGuire serves as the club's chief negotiator and manages the salary cap, while overseeing compliance of NFL and Collective Bargaining Agreement rules. He has been a member of the NFL Player Insurance Trust since 2002.
McGuire's previous roles with the Chargers include coordinator of football operations (1998 - 2000), vice president of football operations (2000 - 2006), executive vice president of football operations (2007) and executive vice president of football operations - assistant general manager (2008 - 2012).
McGuire joined the Chargers after serving as the senior manager of labor operations for the NFL's Management Council from 1996 - 1998. He was the League's manager of player personnel from 1991 - 1996 and originally joined the NFL in 1987 as a player personnel analyst, McGuire also worked in the personnel department for the United States Football League from 1984 - 1986.
During his tenure in his National Football League office, McGuire became a leading expert on the NFL's salary cap and Collective Bargaining Agreement, which was created in 1993 between the NFL and the NFL Player's Association.
Born in Riverhead, New York, McGuire graduated with a degree in athletic administration in 1984 from St. John's University in Jamaica, New York. He played football and baseball at Riverhead High School.
McGuire lives in Rancho Bernardo with his wife and two children.
- President of the Advisory Board
- Advisory Board / Board of Directors - past Board Member
- Member of the Advisory Board
- Advisory Board - Co - Chair / Vice President, State Government Affairs / External Affairs
- Senior Director of Operations
- Member of the Advisory Board
- Advisory Board - past Board Secretary / Founding Partner
- Founding Partner of Pope
Harvey Berger is a founding partner of Pope, Berger & Williams, LLP. For over 30 years, Harvey has represented individuals, insurance companies, small businesses and billion dollar corporations in all aspects of civil litigation. Many of his clients have stayed with him for over a decade. His specialty is employment law, both representing employees and defending employers in lawsuits, class actions, mediations, arbitrations and labor commissioner hearings. He also provides personnel advice and counsel to avoid litigation.
Harvey Berger obtained a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974 and a Masters in Management from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management in 1976. After working for several years as a personnel manager and labor relations consultant, Harvey graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1981.
Harvey has been voted by The San Diego Daily Transcript as one of the Top (10) Employment Attorneys in San Diego County, by other employment lawyers, for years 2005 through 2008, 2012 and 2014. Harvey has been selected as one of San Diego's "Super Lawyers" each year from 2007 - 2015. He was also selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America each year from 2008 - 2014 through Best Lawyers, as well as one of San Diego's Best Lawyers each year from 2008 -2014.
Harvey has lectured to statewide attorney organizations as well as to businesses throughout the Southern California area on wage and hour issues, sexual harassment and management issues. He is a Chapter Author of Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey, as well as the 2008 Cumulative Supplement and co-author of a book on USERRA. Harvey is an arbitrator for AAA and privately arbitrates and mediates cases upon request.
Harvey is active in various bar associations and legal organizations. He has been co-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association Labor & Employment Committee for 2012 and 2013. He was on the Wage and Hour Committee of CELA and was chair of its Bench-Bar Committee. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Lawyer Referral Information Service (LRIS) from 2009 - 2013, and was the chair of that committee from 2012 - 2013. He is a volunteer for the San Diego County Bar Association Servicemember's Civil Relief Act committee, for which he appears pro bono on behalf of active duty military service members who are sued in court.
- Regional Vice President for San Diego
- Chief Information Officer
- Member of the Board of Directors
- General Manager
- Vice President
- Managing Partner for the San Diego Office of Dinsmore & Shohl
- Office Managing Partner / Dinsmore & Shohl
Joe is the office Managing Partner for the San Diego office of Dinsmore & Shohl, one of the nation's largest law firms. He also serves on his firm's Board of Directors and Finance Committee.
- Member of the Board of Directors
- Business Strategy Leader
- Board of Directors - Chair
- Advisory Board / Board of Directors - past Chairman
- Director of Individual Giving
- Director of Grants Management
- Director of Project & Facilities
- Board of Directors - Secretary
- Senior Director of Programs
- Board of Directors - Chair Emeritus
- Vice President of Operations
- North County Food Bank Director