Board of Directors


Brandy Ford

Board of Directors

Mechanics Bank

Brandy grew up in the Bay Area and has been working for Mechanics Bank for 13 years, with 8 of those years in the Moraga office. She started as a Teller, moved up through the company, and is now the Branch Manager. She is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley, and acts as Treasurer for the Hacienda Foundation. She organizes activities for several Moraga events including, Moraga Community Faire, Fourth of July, Pear & Wine Festival, Hacienda Nights, and the very popular Summer Concerts in the Park. Brandy loves going to Disneyland, volunteering, watching Netflix and of course being with family and friends.


Larry Tessler

Board Advisor


Larry is a retired retail executive. He spent 35 years in the field with 30 of those years in the corporate world and five more as a small business owner. The Emporium-Capwell Company, a local chain of department stores, employed him where he was a senior executive in the buying, stores and sales promotion divisions. He had similar executive assignments with the promotional department store Mervyns. With Rainbow Records, a chain of music and video sales and rental stores, he oversaw the buying and store operations. He and his wife Carol then founded a computerized sign making business located in Walnut Creek that they sold in 1994.

Since 1999 Larry has been a volunteer for SCORE, a national organization devoted to helping small businesses succeed. He has counseled and mentored over 2400 people in that time. He has also run the local workshop program for his Oakland Chapter as well as been the presenter in many of these business-oriented workshops.

 Hannah Mattioda

Hannah Mattioda

Board Treasurer

Doulgas Home

My name is Hannah Mattioda. I have resided in Moraga my entire life. I attended Campolindo then to St. Mary’s where I received a degree in Business Administration. Not only have I attended Moraga schools but I have worked for two of Moraga’s small businesses, including ACE with Bill Snider and Sisi’s Cafe with Cathy and Aldo Corsy.
To continue, I did an internship with the SBA (Small Business Administration) where I gained an interest in small business operations and their success. Currently, I work in Moraga (shocker, I know), for a general contractor named Cameron Builders, Inc. that does tenant improvements in hospitals. We specialize in diagnostic imaging and work mostly for UCSF Medical Center. I’ve been working there full time for just over a year and have learned so much, especially about how small businesses operate and maintain a competitive edge.

George Burns

Board of Directors

5A Rent-A-Space

Jennifer Lenfestey
Board of Directors
Rheem Valley Pet Shoppe

Jennifer was born in Berkeley and moved to Moraga in 1966. She grew up through the Moraga school system and graduated Campolindo High School in 1983. After serving four years in the U.S. Coast Guard, she came to work for the Rheem Valley Pet Shoppe in January of ’97. After 16 years of working there, she bought the pet shop in October of 2013.She has been a member of the Moraga Chamber since then.

Nominee Statement: It is in my belief that it is a person’s duty to pitch in wherever and however they can. For that reason, I have a 10-year loyal participation to the Moraga Community Faire. My favorite time of every year is when the interns show up to learn about business over the 8 to 10 weeks that they are here. As a youngster, I remember riding my bike to the five and dime store to buy candy, I remember the family business feel of the shops I’d patronize. I try to create that feeling in my business model and hire within the community. I remember what Moraga was like.


Steve Hammond

Board of Directors

Bay Area Ballplayers


Emil Delgado-Olsen

Board of Directors

Child Day School-Moraga

Mike Mccluer

Board of Directors


Gian David Panetta

Gian David Panetta

Board President

Mass Mutual Insurance

Gian was raised in Lamorinda and graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Political Science. After interning for both Congressman DeSaulnier and Congressman Swalwell he became very active in Contra Costa County working with non-profit organizations, local, state and Federal officials to help serve our community.

He currently sits on the membership committee for the Tri-Valley Non-Profit Alliance and is working with a non-profit organization in New York that consists of behavioral scientists from Europe and North America. They work with Fortune 500 companies and private organizations to implement Ethical Systems to manage business ethics within their industry with a centralized focus in the Financial Industry.

Gian joined MassMutual after learning about the financial industry both from a government and an Academic perspective. His Grandfather had Alzheimer’s before he passed away in 2011. This made Gian keenly aware of the unpredictability of health risks and values a comprehensive Financial plan to prepare his clients for unpredictability of life.


Mark Hoog

Mark Hoogs

Board Secretary

State Farm Insurance

Mark is the owner of the State Farm agency next door to 7-Eleven in Moraga and is proud to contribute to the Moraga and surrounding communities by delivering on the State Farm mission: To help people manage the risk of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. A former global leadership executive, Mark spent over 20 years building businesses and leading growth and turnaround efforts across several industries, including investment management, technology, fintech, real estate, insurance, automotive and internet marketing. He is also the President of Turn Appeal, Inc., a real estate investment company that focuses on revitalizing homes and positively impacting people and neighborhoods. Mark holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Business and Economics from Whittier College and an MBA from San Francisco State University.

Mark grew up in Berkeley and has lived in Moraga with his wife, Juli, and daughters, Emily & Alexandra since 2007. In past years, he has been active in coaching LMYA soccer and served as President of the Board of Moraga Ranch Swim Club, and he’s currently a member of the Moraga Chamber of Commerce and Rotary. In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time with his family – sometimes adventuring around the Bay Area, hiking, biking or exploring; sometimes just relaxing together or walking the dog around the neighborhood…and occasionally attempting to rekindle a glimmer of past glory on the court from his collegiate tennis days.

One of the drivers of Mark’s decision to leave the corporate world and open the State Farm agency here in town was to be close to home and more involved in the local community – both, helping his neighbors through his business activities, as well as contributing to the fabric of our town through his involvement in local organizations and causes.



Moraga Chamber of Commerce Mailing Address:

1480 Moraga Road, Suite C #254

Moraga, CA 94556