Meet LA5's Leadership Team

Since its founding, the Rotary Club of Los Angeles has provided a forum for prominent people from business, the professions, government, and academia in the United States and around the world. They have found the club to be an excellent venue to present their views on topical issues and encourage support for their programs and causes.

A selective club, LA5 offers a rare opportunity to be counted among the top leaders of Los Angeles.

Officers

​Rick Gibson

President

Chief Marketing Officer,
Pepperdine University

​Matthew Ball

President Elect

Director of Public Affairs, Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Paul Ekstrand

VP & Program Chair

CEO,
Enthusiast, Inc.

​Joshua Mandell

Secretary

Partner,
Akerman LLP

​Darin Marinov

Treasurer

Founder,
Optima Consulting, Inc.

Erick Weiss

Immediate Past President

President,
Honeysweet Creative

​John Green

Executive Director

Executive Director,
Rotary Club of Los Angeles

Directors

Social Events, Weekly Programs, Member-to-Member Communication, Rotary Cares

​Joshua Mandell

Director

Partner,
Akerman LLP

​Anthony Bourg

Director

Management Department Manager,
SVP Treasury, Bank of Hope

Nancy Howard

Director

Special Counsel,
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

​Walker van Antwerp

Director

Sole Proprietor,
Van Antwerp Law Firm

​Shahla Rahimi Reynolds

Sergeant-at-Arms

Artist,
Sonarta

Vinod Budchauhan

Sergeant-at-Arms

CEO,
Geek Force USA

Christopher Kim

Sergeant-at-Arms

Partner,
The Law Offices of Christopher Kim

Joseph Grant

Sergeant-at-Arms

Global Account Manager,
Claro US

Membership

​Membership Recruitment & Retention

Charlene Dimas-Peinado

Director

President and CEO,
Wellnest

​Maureen Tepedino

Director

Artist,
Design by Maureen

Laine Wagenseller

Director

Principal Attorney,
Wagenseller Law Firm

Public Relations

Advertising & Marketing, Social Media, Media Relations

Malinda Monterrosa

MarCom

VP, Franchise Finance,
City National Bank

​Lauren Schlau

MarCom

President,
Lauren Schlau Consulting

Service Projects

Community Service, Youth - Rotaract & Interact, Vocation Programs, Scholarship

Ana Rosales

Director

Office of Sustainability,
County of Los Angeles

Kathleen Kavanagh

Director

Retired,
Union Bank of California

Foundation

Rotary Club of Los Angeles Foundation Requests, Fundraising, Community, District, Global & Rotary International Grants

John Spokes

Director

Senior Vice President,
Netzel Grigsby Associates, Inc.

Michael Hart

Director

Principal,
ClearLake Group LLC

Sally Gallagher

Director

Vice President,
Chelsea Management Company