Friday, September 6, 2013 Noon – Janet Garufis
President and Chief Executive Officer of Montecito Bank & Trust. Garufis began her
career nearly 40 years ago with Security Pacific Bank, now Bank of America, with experience
in retail banking, business banking, commercial banking and private banking. She serves as a
Trustee for the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, Sansum Clinic®, Fielding Graduate
University, and CSU Channel Islands Foundation; Director on the Boards of Santa Barbara
Habitat for Humanity and the Santa Barbara Regional Chamber of Commerce; Chair of the
Western Independent Bankers Association; and Director of the Pacific Business Management
Institute of Pacific Coast Banking School.
Friday, October 18, 2013 Noon – Bonnie Weigel
President and Chief Executive Officer of FOOD Share, Ventura County’s food bank. Weigel’s
commitment is to eliminate poverty through collaborative partnerships that build paths to self sufficiency and prosperity. More than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector with a focus on sustainable strategic fund, resource, and organizational development, her role includes building relationships with the community, securing and growing donations, partnerships, managing resources of the $19 million hunger relief organization while establishing a sustainable plan to grow the organization’s reach.
Friday, November 8, 2013 Noon – Justin Bellante
Founder, President & CEO. As the CEO, Bellante is responsible for guiding the strategy
execution of the business plan. Since the company’s inception, he has helped guide BioIQ
from a mere concept to an established company. During this period, he has helped solidify
corporate direction and strategic partners, develop the BioIQ wellness technology solution,
and build organizational and operational structure. Prior to joining BioIQ, Bellante developed
novel materials and testing platforms for Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) device
fabrication and biological applications while pursuing his Ph.D. at the UC Santa Barbara.
All events will be held in Malibu Hall 100. The events are free of charge and include a free lunch.