The 17th Annual Women In Leadership Luncheon (WILL) was held at the Sycuan Casino & Resort

on Friday, September 20th 2019:

Congratulations to the 2019 Women in Leadership Nominees & Awardees! Thank you to all who nominated an outstanding woman!

W.I.L.L. 2019 Keynote Speaker Amanda Matti

The Annual Women In Leadership Luncheon takes place every fall and celebrates women from all over San Diego County.  Join the Chamber in celebrating women throughout our community!

2019 Nominees

2019 Awardees

  • Dilkhwaz Ahmed
  • Chris Anderson
  • Mary Jean Anderson
  • Catherine Arambula
  • Yazmin Arellano-Torres
  • Sarina Barker
  • Marlene Best
  • Lori Brown
  • Kathy Cady
  • Lois Christie
  • Joanna Cornett
  • Jo Ann Crabtree 
  • Kristen Dare
  • Melinda Dicharry
  • Gabriela Dow
  • Heather Ducitt
  • Darcy Fagerwold
  • Karen Fleck
  • Marcia Fox
  • Iris Garcia
  • Maureen Hartin
  • Esther Izququierdo-Hemmen
  • Diane Jacob
  • Debby Lenz
  • Elana Levens-Craig
  • Karen Li
  • Zara Marselian
  • Deni McLagan
  • Rachel Murany
  • Sandra Melville
  • Jackie Reed
  • Katie Cavallo Rholl
  • Manisor Rosas
  • Deanne Ross
  • Ellen Schmeding
  • Julie Seal-Gaustad
  • Summer Stephan
  • Linda Van Fulpen
  • Renee Van Heel
  • Racquel Vasquez
  • Liane Wilson
  • Therese Yang
  • Catherine Mattice Zundel
  • Diane Jacob, San Diego County Supervisor

  • Marlene Best, City Manager, City of Santee

  • Dilkhwaz Ahmed, Executive Director, License to Freedom

  • Catherine M. Arambula, Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual Wealth

  • Julie Seal-Gaustad, CEO, Mirus Productions, Inc.

  • Linda Van Fulpen, Manager of Volunteer Services, Sharp Grossmont Hospital

  • Mary Jean Anderson, President, Anderson Plumbing Heating & Air

SEE FULL EVENT GALLERY PHOTOS BY KOHPHOTO HERE

…here’s a sneak peek:

Thank you to our 2019 WILL Sponsors:


Diamond Sponsors:


Emerald Sponsors:

Barona Resort & Casino Logol


Sapphire Sponsors:



Pearl Sponsors:

Cox Communications

Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District

Grossmont Escrow

Mail Management Group, Inc.

Point Loma Credit Union

Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

St. Paul’s Senior Services

USS Midway Museum

Solid Accounting Solutions



Opal Sponsors:

Republic Services

Grossmont Union High School

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air

California Coast Credit Union

California Bank & Trust

Noah Homes

Civility Partners, Inc.


Thank you for your Support!

Questions? Contact Events Events@eastcountychamber.org / 619-440-6161