Journey to Leadership Awards Event


Sponsor the Journey to Leadership Awards Luncheon

Sponsors of this event gain visibility and increased brand awareness through logo and material presence during the event, in media outreach and supporting materials.

Place a congratulatory ad for one or more of our honorees

Place a 1/4- page congratulatory ad in our full color program. The deadline for ad commitments is March 31st, 2023, so submit your ad today!

Purchase your ticket to the Journey to Leadership Awards Luncheon

Join us as we come together on Thursday, April 27th at the Serra Center in Camarillo to celebrate these local leaders at our annual awards luncheon.


our 2023 Journey to Leadership Awards honorees

Business Leader of the YearBruce Stenslie, President & CEO, Economic Development Collaborative (EDC)

Educational Leader of the YearDr. Julius O. Sokenu, President, Moorpark College

Non-Profit Leader of the YearElena Brokaw, Executive Director, Museum of Ventura County

Public Sector Leader of the YearScott Whitney, Chief Investigator, Ventura County District Attorney's Office

Alumna of the YearAmanda Fagan (Cohort XXIII), Director of Planning and Sustainability, Ventura County Transportation Commission

Founder's AwardHerbert Gooch, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Political Science, California Lutheran University

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors

Since July of 2002, VCLA has been celebrating those who are living our mission of strengthening our county. These leaders from the business, education, nonprofit, and public sectors represent the best of Ventura County.

This event helps raise funds to support the many experiences each Cohort participates in each month, and for that we thank our many event sponsors.



Bill & Elise Kearney


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Dr. Steven Elson

Premier America Credit Union

Child Development Resources of Ventura County

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families

Western States Petroleum Association

The Zierhut Group

Montecito Bank & Trust

Waste Management

Al Lowe Construction

Mid Valley Properties

California Lutheran University School of Management

Coast General Insurance Brokers

RRM Design Group

Logix Federal Credit Union

Reiter's Affiliated Companies

Fence Factory

Cohen Land Use Law

California State University Channel Islands

Gold Coast Transit District

Media Sponsors

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