Board of Directors
Board of Directors 2013-2015
Luis Lopez – Executive Director
Luis Lopez operates a small family auto repair shop on Fletcher Drive founded in 1968 by Luis Lopez Sr. Luis Lopez Automotive Inc. started as a place where motorists could get reliable and competitively priced auto repairs and parts. Today Luis Lopez has taken over the helm and continues to provide motorist with honest and reliable car care. At heart Luis Lopez Automotive Inc is a friendly neighborhood auto repair shop dedicated in keeping you on the road.
In addition to working on cars Luis also enjoys working community based issues. Luis has been an active member of the Chamber of Commerce since 2002 and has deep roots Atwater’s business community. He has also an active member of Friends of Atwater Village, a local 501 (3) non-profit group and the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council.
Andy Hasroun – Board 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.
Alex Ventura – Board Vice President
Alex Ventura owns and operates Alex Ventura Masonry, Inc.; a residential masonry and concrete instillation company. He is also an Atwater Village resident. Alex sees great opportunity here for his business and look forward to working with the Chamber and its members to promote our businesses and better our community. As a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the North Atwater Village Neighborhood Council Representative he strives to better our community anyway he can.
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.
Melissa Roth – Board Member & Public Safety Director
Melissa Roth is owner of The Pet Concierge, a premium pet sitting and dog walking service, and proprietor at The Canine Club, an exclusive dog boarding house located in Atwater Village. In addition to offering professional pet care services, Melissa is a volunteer riding coach with the Compton Jr. Posse Youth Equestrians. Located in Compton’s Richland Farms, the Compton Jr. Posse has been keeping kids on horses and off the streets since 1998. For more information visit www.comptonjrposse.org