Operation Connect Advocates

YOU
can make a
DIFFERENCE


Become an 
ADVOCATE

North San Diego Business Chamber Members experience profound gratification in assisting transitioning military personnel by being an Advocate in Operation Connect.

OC Advocates assist OC Graduates build their civilian business network by networking with the veterans at North San Diego Business Chamber’s Regional Connect business networking events (RCN) each month.

All Advocates must be Members in good standing of the North San Diego Business Chamber.


Do you have 2 hours a month?

Say thank you and giveback to a veteran for their service to our Country.

Requirements:

  • Company/Employer must be a member of North San Diego Business Chamber
  • Must attend 6 of 12 Regional Connect Networking events

Our Advocates

Laura Ash
SVP Human Resources
Sony Electronics, Inc.

Dave Beadle
Veteran Integration Consultant
DH Beadle Consulting

Mark Bland
Global Deal Development Manager
HP, Inc.

Andrew Blume
CEO
ALECTRONICS Research Center International

Tim Brison
SVP Operations
Sony Electronics, Inc.

Nicole Caplette
Executive Vice President
Five Rings Financial

Terral Christopher
Systems Operator (Facilities Engineering)
UC San Diego Health

Bryan Evers
Realtor &  Mortgage Broker
USA Veterans Real Estate & Mortgage Company

Czarina Frias
Financial Professional Associate
Prudential Financial

Natahlie Halcrow
Cofounder, Client Manager
Gearbox Websites

Amy Harren
Retirement Plan Account Manager
Healey & Associates

Widney Hawthorne
Senior Business Development Specialist
Avitus Group

Jason Houchin
Manager Corporate Strategy
Sony Electronics, Inc.

Kathy Hutchens
Vice President, Marketing & Patient Contact Center
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers

Monica Jones
Director of Marketing
American Assets, Inc.

Greg Kahn
Consulting CFO
Signature Analytics

Jim Kidrick
President & CEO
San Diego Air & Space Museum

Justin Laughner
Public Safety & Security Manager
Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Bill Loeber
Curriculum
Operation Connect

Moses Maddox
Veteran’s Retention Counselor
California State University San Marcos

Jeff Marks
Deputy Director, Planning & Analysis
California State University San Marcos

Kim McNealy
Founder, Lean Marketing Consultant
CMO Mojo

Jeff Meyer
Senior Account Executive
Southwest Strategies

Susan Miller
Senior Director, Global Product Security
Oracle

John O’Reilly
Owner & Founder
O’Reilly Wealth Advisors

Mark Pearson
Director of Corporate Procurement
Sony Electronics, Inc.

LJ Pocsi
CEO
Infinitely Fit

Robert Quinonez
Owner
JDog Junk Removal & Hauling

Gary Robertson
Manager DMSMS/Sustaining Engineering
Northrop Grumman

Debra Rosen
President & CEO
North San Diego Business Chamber

Dave Rosenberg
Principal
Locked on Leadership

Vince Ruggiero
Member
Penasquitos Lutheran Church

Fred Schippa
Founder & Managing Director
Rise Consulting Group

Brooke Schutta
Manager of Recruitment & Client Relations
Superlanet

Dina Soliman
Dean of Campuses
DeVry University

Jennifer Stahl
Certified Business Coach
FocalPoint Business Coaching

Chris Steele
Senior Systems Analyst
Sony Electronics, Inc. 

Kris Ukkestad
Owner/President
SpeedPro Imaging Greater San Diego

Susan Waynelovich
Sr. Manager Warranty Management
Sony Electronics, Inc.

Jason Weir
Sr. Manager, Business Planning Retail Execution
Sony Electronics, Inc.

Joy Wolf
Director of Operations – Guest Connections/Education
San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Beth Woloszyn-Redman
Research Analyst
HP, Inc.

Cathy Wozney
Sr. HR Manager
Sony Electronics, Inc.