Board of Directors
Board of Directors 2019
Luis Lopez – Executive Director
Luis owns and operates an automotive shop on Fletcher Drive, Luis Lopez Automotive. He grew up working on cars and started working with his father full-time in 1995, shortly after college. Luis is a ASE Certified mechanic and have over 25 years of automotive industry experience. He is also a member of several automotive trade groups, including the Automotive Service Councils of California and the Automotive Service Association.
In addition to fixing cars, Luis also enjoys working on community issues. He is a long-time community volunteer, has deep roots in Atwater's small business community, and is active in local civic life. He has served as a board member of the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce since 2003 and now serve as its' Executive Director. He also serve on the board of a local non-profit group, Friends of Atwater Village, and am a co-author of a history book on Atwater Village.
Andy Hasroun – President
Amir “Andy” Hasroun is the creator and owner 55 Degree Wine, a fashionable wine store and lounge located in the heart of Atwater Village. With over 90% of its wines imported from Italy, 55 Degree Wine is unique in that it houses the only true wine cellar in Los Angeles where on any given night of the week, customers can taste over 2000 exotic wines from all over the world, helping in part make Glendale Blvd a destination shopping district. In addition to Andy’s passion for wine and business he is also an active civic leader.
VACANT – Vice President
Patricia Aleman – Treasurer
Patricia Aleman is Atwater’s local State Farm insurance agent. Her agency offers a wide selection of insurance products and financial services. In addition to her professional work Patricia is also an active community volunteer. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Optimist Youth Home for at risk children in Highland Park and for the Glendale Kiwanis, which host many fundraisers for local community nonprofit groups. More locally Patricia also serves as Treasure for Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce and can often be counted on to sponsor many local events, such as the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.