Dream Ride: ’65 Fastback
Movie: The 5th Element
Jonathan is a whiz behind a camera with a passion for video production. He owns his own production company, Miles and Monroe Productions, and also serves as the Executive Producer for Culturas Music and Arts and runs Coachella Underground. Jonathan was born in Indio as is a graduate of Indio High School.
Hometown: Catalina Island
Anne has been working for small businesses in a tourism-driven city from an early age, starting in Avalon. Anne moved to La Quinta in 2007 and joined the La Quinta Chamber team at the front desk. Anne eventually moved to sales, a job she has been doing successfully for nearly 6 years.
Joshua R. Bonner
President and Chief Executive Officer
Brand: The North Face
Wheels: Chevy Truck
Home Town: Indio
Joshua assumed leadership of the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce after serving as CEO of the Indio Chamber since 2014. Prior to that he was active with the chamber as a member of the Board of Directors since 2011. Josh is married with six children and resides in Indio.
Team: San Diego Chargers
Movie: Men of Honor
Music: Rob Thomas
Dawn has been involved with the Chamber since April 2013, working at the Chamber as well as a private country club in the food and beverage department. Dawn is a resident of North Indio and a mother of three adult daughters who all attend college locally.
Loretta moved to the desert in 2002. As a lifelong salesperson she got involved with the Building Industry early on, achieving success. During that time she was very involved in the chamber and membership sales seemed to be a nice transition. Loretta lives in Indian Wells with her cat.
Movie: Run, Forrest Run!
Elsa has been involved with the Coachella Chamber of Commerce as a Volunteer since she was 18, serving as a board member and office manager. She has 2 children and 5 grandchildren and has been a resident of the City of Coachella for 56 years.
Director of Sales
Cause: Coachella Valley History Museum
Rebecca Rizzo is a master communicator. She has lived in Coachella Valley for over 20 years. Rebecca has grown an intense passion for how and why the Coachella Valley works the way it does and is a proud graduate of Leadership Coachella Valley of 2009. Rebecca and her husband have 4 children.
Food: Shrimp Ceviche
Enda has been in the chamber industry for 18 years. She is a graduate of Indio High School and Leadership Coachella Valley. In her spare time Enda enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Enda is married with three children and three dogs.
Vice President of Events, Regional President
Actor: Tom Hanks
Diana joined the Indio Chamber team in 2014. Previously she owned and operated her own small business in Indio, preceded by a successful career in advertising and marketing. Diana has a Business Administration degree from the University of Redlands. She is married with 5 children and loves to bake and is a certified barista.
Vice President of Core Services, Regional President
Band: Pearl Jam
Movie: Mary Poppins
This is Katie’s ninth year with local chambers of commerce during which time she earned IOM and ACE through the US Chamber and Western Association of Chamber Executives. She graduated Leadership Coachella Valley in 2001. Katie is married to a super hero and resides in Indio, where she graduated high school. Go Rajahs!
Community Development Officer
Organization: Guide Dogs of the Desert
Taste: Fine Wine
Hobby: Bed and Breakfast
Patrick Swarthout has over 20 years of community and legislative affairs experience he brings to the GCVCC. He has done extensive work in the area of public utilities including the local Coachella Valley. Patrick has also been extensively involved in local chambers including previous terms as the Indio Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board.
Vacation: Jackson Hole
Singer: Carrie Underwood
Debby handles sales for the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce. If you haven’t got a call from her yet, you will. She is married with two daughters, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She loves to read, swim, cross country ski and spend time with her family.
College: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Hometown: Vietze, Niedersachsen, Germany
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Marianne is well known in our valley as a champion for chambers and small business. Her career helping chambers grow successfully spans several valley cities. Marianne is originally from Germany, but she has made the Coachella Valley her home and is ready to help you network!
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