Mary Ann Leffel - Vice-Chair
Mary Ann Leffel
retired from a 45 year career in the banking industry, working for large and small banks all over the US, as she
moved often with her
husband while he
was in the US Army
She is now serving as the Director of Business and Industry Relations for the California Homeland Security Consortium.
is active as President of the Monterey County Business Council Board
, co founder of the Competitive Cluster Initiative
, a public private partnership for economic development in Monterey County, Chair of the Government Relations/Business Development Committee for Monterey County's Overall Economic Development Commission
and as Chair of the county's Workforce Investment Board Oversight Committee.
MaryAnn is also a current Director of the Monterey Peninsula Airport District She currently serves on the boards of Access Monterey Peninsula, Interim, Inc, Central Coast Community Health Care, Inc., Monterey County Agricultural Education and Carmel Heritage Foundation.
She is also serving on the Business Advisory Council for California Community Colleges, the advisory boards of the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation, Leadership Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach Food and Wine and The Tomato Fest.
She is past Chair of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Natividad Medical Center Board of Trustees, Leadership Monterey Peninsula, and Volunteer Center of Monterey County.
is involved with numerous other civic organizations through membership and participation.
Living in Monterey County since 1982, with her
husband, Hal, they have two grown children and three granddaughters.
In 2001, Leffel
was awarded the California Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Advocate of The Year.
In 2004, she
was awarded the American Heart Association's
Heart Of A Woman Award.