Legislative Summit

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7:00 am to 9:30 am
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

The 2017 Legislative Summit “Political Reality 2017-2018” is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. The Legislative Summit is designed to inform attendees of legislature that may impact their business. The Summit is the Chamber’s premier advocacy event, offering an opportunity to meet, engage and join forces with business leaders, corporate executives, legislative and policy experts, as well as elected and appointed government officials. This year’s topics include healthcare, economy, law enforcement, education and workforce development.

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Speaker Information

Senator Richard Roth

Richard RothEarly Life

Richard Dale Roth was born November 6, 1950, in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Ada High School (Ada, Ohio) in 1968, where he played in the band and was elected president of his junior class and the Student Council. He went on to Miami University (Ohio), majored in political science, minored in chemistry and enlisted in the ROTC program. After a less than perfect eye exam kept him from flight school, Roth set his sights on the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) and earned his law degree from Emory University in 1974.

Air Force Career

After earning admission into the JAG Corps, Roth entered active duty in the US Air Force in 1975. He served various postings with the Strategic Air Command and Pacific Air Forces units in Arizona, Okinawa, Japan and California. Roth became a lifelong resident of Riverside in 1978, when he was assigned to Riverside’s 22nd Bomb Wing at March Air Force Base.

Transferring from active duty to the Air Force Reserves in 1979, he served at March AFB over the next 13 years with Strategic Air Command and Military Airlift Command units. During this period, he was named Air Force Judge Advocate of the Year (1986) and California Air Force Reserve Officer of the Year (1992).

Through the 1990s, Roth worked as a reserve judge advocate at Air Force bases in Georgia, California and Illinois. He also served at Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command and in the Pentagon. By 2004, he had risen to the rank of major general and served in the Pentagon as Mobilization Assistant to The Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Air Force where he oversaw more than 900 Reserve judge advocates and paralegals assigned to more than 200 offices at every level of command and helped to manage the recruitment, training, utilization and deployment of Reserve legal forces worldwide.

Roth retired from the Air Force in 2007 after 32 years of service in the grade of major general. Over the course of his career, he received numerous awards and decorations, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Civilian Life

Roth engaged in the practice of labor and employment law with Riverside-based firms for over 30 years and is a member of the State Bars of California and Georgia. Prior to establishing his law practice, Roth worked as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board. He has served as an adjunct instructor at the University of California at Riverside’s Anderson School of Management and in the University’s extension division.

Roth is a Past Chairman of the Board for the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce and past President of the Monday Morning Group. He is a member of The Raincross Club, the Riverside Community Hospital Advisory Board, the Thomas W. Wathen Foundation Board (Flabob Airport), the Riverside County Bar Association Board of Directors, the Path of Life Ministries Advisory Board, the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School Foundation Board, and the La Sierra University Foundation Board.

He is also past Vice Chairman of the Parkview Community Hospital Board, past member of the Riverside Public Library Foundation Board and the Riverside Art Museum Board, and a past Trustee of the March Field Museum. He served as Legal Advisor to the Airlift/Tanker Association as well as having served as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference.

Roth and his wife Cindy live in Riverside.

Election to the State Senate

Roth was elected to represent the California State Senate’s 31st Senate District on November 6, 2012. He was sworn into office in California’s State Capitol in Sacramento on Monday, December 3, 2012.  The 31st State Senate District includes portions of Riverside County including the Cities of Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Moreno Valley, Norco, Perris and Riverside.

Committees

Senator Roth is chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on State Administration and General Government, and he chairs the Senate Insurance Committee. The Senator also serves as Vice Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.

Senator Roth serves on the Joint Committee on Emergency Management Services. He is a member of the following Senate policy committees: Budget & Fiscal Review; Transportation and Housing; Health; and Veteran’s Affairs. He is also a member of the Senate Select Committee on Defense and Aerospace. Senator Roth was appointed to the Little Hoover Commission by the Senate Rules Committee in February 2013. On March 28, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Senator Roth to the newly created Governor’s Council on California Military Future.  On July 16, 2015, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León appointed Senator Roth to the California Law Revision Commission which is responsible for examining the common law, statutes, and judicial decisions of this State for the purpose of discovering defects and anachronisms in the law and recommending needed reforms.

Sheriff Stan Sniff

Stan SniffOVER THREE DECADES OF SERVICE Sheriff Sniff has over 34 years of law enforcement experience. The grandson of one of the pioneering date and citrus growing families of the Coachella Valley, he grew up in the Indio area. He joined the Coachella Police Department in 1975 after graduation from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Academy. He was transferred to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1979, where he was initially assigned to the Indio Station, serving across the Coachella Valley.

As a young officer, he was instrumental in creating the department’s first specialized traffic safety programs. He has held subsequent assignments in uniformed patrol operations in Riverside, the San Gorgonio Pass area, and Southwest Riverside County.

As a Captain, he held command assignments at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, the Banning Sheriff’s Station and the Ben Clark Training Center. As a Chief Deputy, he held assignments over Training and Personnel, and East and West county patrol operations. As an Assistant Sheriff, he was assigned oversight of all county court operations, jail operations and patrol operations divisions.

Today, Sheriff Stan Sniff leads the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the second largest Sheriff’s Department in California, with 4,600 full-time staff that oversee countywide patrol operations, jail operations, court security and coroner investigations.

A retired Colonel in the Army Reserve, Stanley Sniff was commissioned as an Armor officer out of the OCS program in 1973 at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga. He served 30 years in a variety of military staff and command assignments in infantry, armor and cavalry units.

Dr. Martin Gallegos

Marty Gallegos PhotoDr. Martin Gallegos is the Senior Vice President for Policy Development and Communications for the Hospital Association of Southern California, where he is responsible for health care policy development, advocacy, and association communications for hospitals serving Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

Dr. Gallegos has an extensive background in both health care and government service.  Prior to joining HASC, Dr. Gallegos served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Legislative Advocate for the California Hospital Association.  CHA is the statewide leader representing the interests of nearly 500 hospitals, health systems and other health care providers in California.  Dr. Gallegos was appointed by Governor Gray Davis as the Patient Advocate for the State of California, the only position of its kind in the United States.  In this capacity, Dr. Gallegos was responsible for, among other duties, publishing the annual HMO Report Card and developing consumer education and awareness programs to assist over 18 million HMO enrollees in California in becoming familiar with their rights and responsibilities as health care consumers.

He received his education at East Los Angeles College, Occidental College and Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.  He earned an Associate of Arts Degree, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1982.  In addition, the California School of Professional Psychology bestowed upon him an Honorary Doctor of Sciences degree in 1998.  Also, he was named a Fellow of the Palmer-West Academy of Chiropractic.  Dr. Gallegos maintained a private chiropractic practice in the City of Baldwin Park for over fourteen years.

In November of 1994, Dr. Gallegos was elected to the 57th Assembly District.  He made history by becoming the first Doctor of Chiropractic ever elected to the California State Legislature.

While in the state legislature, Assembly member Gallegos served as Chair of the Assembly Health Committee for four years and Chaired the Assembly Select Committee on Health Access as well as the Assembly Select Committee on Domestic Violence.  He also served as a member of the Assembly Committee on Budget, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Labor & Employment, and the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services.  In addition, he served as a member of the Assembly Select Committees on Medi-Cal Fraud, Los Angeles County Health Care, San Gabriel Valley Groundwater Contamination, Alameda Corridor East, and the Joint Committee on Mental Health Reform. 

During his distinguished legislative career, Assembly member Gallegos was the author of over eighty pieces of legislation including a landmark measure to create the Department of Managed Health Care, the first such agency of its kind in the country.  In addition, Dr. Gallegos authored legislation to allow parents of Healthy Families eligible children to enroll in the Healthy Families program.  He was named “Legislator of the Year” seven times by six different health care and patient advocate organizations. 

Jamil Dada

Jamil DadaAs one of our distinguished community leaders, Jamil Dada wears many hats. He is the Vice­President of Investment Services for Provident Bank, Riverside County’s largest community bank. His two biggest priorities are our nation’s Workforce and its Military, and that work frequently takes him to Sacramento and Washington, DC where he is routinely at the table with key Congressional and Senate leaders, and also with the Department of Labor and Administration Officials.

He is a long-time member and Chairman of the Riverside County Workforce Development Board (WDB). As a gubernatorial appointee, first by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and then by Governor Jerry Brown, he has been a member of the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) since 2004 where he served as Chairman for two years. He is a Board Member of the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) where he also served as Chairman for two years.

He also serves on several Boards and Commissions related to March Air Reserve Base, the nation’s oldest and largest military reserve base; the most prominent being President of the March Field Air Museum, and Air Force Reserve Command recently appointed him 2017 Air Mobility Command Civic Leader. As an immigrant from Pakistan, he is very proud of his United States citizenship, which drives his support for the military. He is very passionate about base joint use efforts, working to bring good jobs to former base surplus land.

He serves many roles at the Riverside Community College District, where he is a Past Chairman of the District’s Foundation. Jamil is also a Past Chairman of the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of the Community Assistance Program (a food pantry). He is the Chairman of the March Joint Powers Authority’s (JPA) Redevelopment Oversight Committee. His proudest community affiliation is his long-time membership in the Rotary Club of Moreno Valley.

In March 2006, he was invited by then Secretary of the Air Force to spend a week at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. On July 4th, 2006, he had the privilege of taking a two-hour flight in a formation of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighter Jets performing Independence Day Parade fly-by’s in Southern California.

In May 2014, the Board of Supervisors of Riverside County unanimously renamed the County’s Annual Youth Award Ceremony the “Jamil Dada Character Excellence Youth Award Ceremony.” He and his wife Jonnie have two daughters and one grandson.

Lou Monville

Lou Monville smaller 2Lou Monville is Senior Vice President of the Raincross Corporate Group (RCG), a collection of business entities involved in real estate development, strategic business advisory services, convention center management and operations and catering, and convention and sports sales and marketing.

Mr. Monville was previously Vice President of the most respected communications firm in Inland Southern California, where he led a team that specialized in land-use entitlement, infrastructure project development, public education and community outreach, governmental affairs, and strategic counsel. Monville has developed a reputation as a trusted counselor and creative problem solver.

Mr. Monville is Trustee Emeritus and immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the California State University (CSU) system, the largest university system in the United States, with 23 campuses and eight off-campus centers. The CSU system serves over 475,000 students and employs 49,000 faculty and staff. Mr. Monville’s commitment to public service and higher education also included membership on the California Community College Board of Governors, which sets the policy for the 109 California community colleges. Both board appointments are made by the governor and confirmed by the state senate. Held in high respect by California governor for his bipartisan ability to lead to results, Mr. Monville has appointed to these positions by three different governors, Republican and Democrat.

Previously, Mr. Monville served in Governor Pete Wilson’s administration, directing the activities of the governor’s Inland Empire office. In that position, Monville advised the administration on public policy impacts relating to business and economic reform, class-size reduction and infrastructure development.

Monville has extensive experience in California politics, including providing strategic counsel to statewide initiatives, grassroots organizations, and presidential races. He also worked for two members of the California State Assembly.

Before entering the political and policy arena, Mr. Monville worked in the sports industry, where he served as the public relations coordinator for the Riverside Pilots minor league baseball team and conducted marketing and promotions for Coyote Athletics at California State University, San Bernardino.

Mr. Monville has been consistently recognized for his leadership in the business community. In 2009 he was named the California Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advocate of the year, and he was selected one of the region’s top 40 business leaders under the age of forty by the Inland Empire Business Journal in 1999.

Mr. Monville holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from California State University, San Bernardino and resides with his wife Elizabeth and their two children in Riverside.

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