Robin Stone, Vice-President


Robin Stone has lived and worked in the Coachella Valley for over 30 years and absolutely loves the desert! Originally from Ohio, Robin appreciates the growth and development she has experienced firsthand and has enjoyed working for two multi-million dollar companies in the desert that have helped foster her professional career; she credits her success to the Hyatt Hotel Corporation and presently, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

 As the Executive Director of Human Resources for Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage and Spa Resort Casino in Downtown Palm Springs, Read more . . . 

George Puddephatt, Secretary

George_PuddephattGeorge Puddephatt is a Special Projects Coordinator for the Riverside County Economic Development Agency in the Workforce Division. He has been a resident of the Coachella Valley for 18 years and has been a professional Manager with over 30 years of experience in human services and independent business development. He was formerly the Director of Social Services for one of the Desert’s largest non-profits and the Special Needs Housing Coordinator for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. He has extensive management experience in non-profit administration and program

development. Read More . .

Susie Harvey, Treasurer


Growing up in the San Diego area, Susie earned her bachelors and masters degrees from Whittier College.

She has been involved with non-profit organizations her entire life and was employed as a professional non-profit manager from 1981 until her retirement in 2006. She has served as the top paid executive of the Whittier College Alumni Association, the West Covina Chamber of Commerce, and most recently, the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce. She is a founder of Leadership Coachella Valley.  Read more . . .

Eileen Eske, Director

EEske Throughout her entire banking career of over 40 years, Eileen has been dedicated and focused on working with small to medium size businesses to assist them in all their deposit and financing needs. She is very passionate about building on these business relationships by connecting them with people and places that will provide them the best opportunity to succeed. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for:

  • Desert Best Friend's Closet
  • Eisenhower Health Dolores Hope Auxiliary
  • Galilee Center
  • Loving All Animals
  • Business Networking International--Success Professionals Chapter 

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