Susan Catlin Stilwell

Susan is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of AIM. After practicing law in San Francisco, Susan moved back to the Monterey Peninsula, where she was born and raised, and is now the owner and president of Stilwell, Inc., a hospitality company. She has served on numerous non-profit boards, including the SPCA Monterey County, Carmel Chamber of Commerce, and National Junior Tennis League in San Francisco, and was a member of the National Charity League and Carmel Rotary. Susan graduated cum laude from UCLA and has a law degree from University of Santa Clara School of Law.

Mark Stilwell

Mark retired from senior management at Pebble Beach Company, where he still serves as a consultant on real estate and legal matters. Mark currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Carmel Unified School District, an elected position he has held since 2013. He has served on numerous other boards, including Carmel Youth Baseball, Carmel Chamber of Commerce, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Mark graduated cum laude from Yale and with highest honors from George Washington Law School, where he also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Law Review.

Judge Marla Anderson

Marla Anderson has been a judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Monterey for over 22 years and has presided over a variety of trial calendars, to include criminal, family law, juvenile, probate and civil law. Judge Anderson served as the Presiding Judge of the Monterey County Superior Court from 2013-2015.

In addition to her trial court duties, Judge Anderson serves as a member of the Judicial Council of California, the policy making body of the California judicial branch.

Judge Anderson was awarded the 2015 Monterey County Women Lawyer’s Association Lady Justice Award for Lifetime Achievement in Legal Advocacy and Community Service. She has served on several non-profit boards and received several honors and awards from community, educational, and professional organizations.

Judge Anderson received her Juris Doctor degree from the University Of California- Davis School Of Law (King Hall), a Master of Arts in Communications from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts from Loma Linda University- La Sierra.

Jessica Canning

Jessica joined Canning Properties Group, having spent the previous ten years as the global research director of venture capital and private equity for Dow Jones. Over her career with Dow Jones, she managed teams in San Francisco, New York, London, Barcelona, and Shanghai, and also helped launch a corporate earnings data feed for algorithmic traders. A Pebble Beach native and alumnus of Stevenson school, she coaches its girls’ basketball teams. Jessica graduated from Santa Clara University in 2002 with a degree in economics.

Kelly Decker

Kelly spent nine years as a commercial banker with the largest bank holding company in Texas and a privately-held financial lender, followed by three years at EDS (electronic data systems) in sales and corporate marketing. She served for ten years on the budget committee for the United Way of Dallas, as well as other boards, including the National Charity League, March of Dimes, The Family Place in Dallas, and All Saints’ Day School. She currently serves on the Membership Committee at Monterey Peninsula Country Club. She holds a BBA in marketing and an MBA in finance from Texas A&M University.

Catherine Hambley

Catherine owns LeapFrog Consulting, which provides executive coaching, leadership, and organizational development and team building. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of British Columbia, a master’s in psychology from Cal State Chico, and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Catherine has served on numerous nonprofit boards including Hospice Giving Foundation, Big Sur International Marathon, Unchained, and the Center for Photographic Art. She works with the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team which provided AIM with a services grant to develop its strategic business plan.

William J. Hill

Bill is CEO of Sentry Alarm Systems of America Corp, with operations in Monterey, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, and San Luis Obispo. Bill attended Indiana University and Harvard Business School. He served as past president of Peninsula Outreach, which provides housing/meals for the homeless and women at risk. Also, a former board member of Orange County Symphony Orchestra, Trinity Christian High School, and the founder and president of ECHS Foundation, which provides education scholarships to high school children deemed at risk. Bill served as president of the corporate counsel at the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College, as well as on the President’s Council for the Honeywell Corporation-electronics division.

Nancy Kotowski

Nancy is the Monterey County Superintendent of Schools. Elected in 2006, she is serving her third term of office. In 2010, Dr. Kotowski was recognized by the California County Superintendents Association as the “Champion of Public Education and of Students in California.” In 2014, she was honored by the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce receiving the prestigious “Public Official of the Year” award. As a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, Africa, Nancy was recognized as a Volunteer of the Year for her development work in education. She earned her BS from the University of Dayton, Master’s degree from Northwestern, and Ph.D. from USC.

Dean Maynard

Dean is President of The Maynard Group, Inc., a telecommunications company based in Santa Cruz, which he founded during high school. He has served as an advisory board member with Cisco, is an ongoing SME speaker on hospitality communications systems, is a member of the QYTF steering committee, and is presently the chair of the Diversity Center Santa Cruz annual gala. His company is recognized as one of AT&T’s top partners and works with more than 3,000 clients. Dean volunteers in the community, assisting several organizations with event planning, logistics, and audio visuals.

Tara Ryan

Tara is Chief Marketing Officer at Coupa Software and has more than 20 years experience in managing strategic, global marketing programs for technology businesses. Tara earned a BA from UCLA and a master’s from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

Dr. Joanna Geldner Silverman

Joanna is a retired general dentist. She started her solo general dentistry practice in Delavan, WI, then relocated to Chicago, where she worked in a dental clinic for disadvantaged children. Dr. Geldner moved to Palm Springs in 1992 and started her second general dentistry practice. She graduated with a major in biology from Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y. and from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI.