The Valley Economic Alliance Investor Spotlight April 2015

Chase Bank

Chase Bank William T. HughesWilliam T. Hughes is a Senior Banker in the L.A. North Division of Chase Middle Market Banking, serving the banking needs of clients with revenues between $20 million and $500 million. William brings over 40 years of banking, corporate finance and executive management experience to his position.

William began his banking career with Trust Company Bank in Atlanta, Georgia, his home town. He has been President and CEO of community banks, acted in an advisory capacity to M&A transactions, acted as principal in acquisition activities and provided interim executive management to companies in financial, manufacturing and service sectors.

William is excited to join The Valley Economic Alliance and emphasize the commitment Chase has to the economic vitality of the San Fernando Valley. He hopes his banking expertise and experience with businesses and business owners will complement the board’s activities to fulfill TVEA’s goals and objectives.

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Time Warner Cable Business Class

Time Warner Cable Barry A. JohnsonBarry A. Johnson is a Major Account Manager, for Time Warner Cable Business Class.

Barry served 27 years as an officer in the U.S Army and Army Reserves and retired in 2007 at the rank of Major. One of the highlights of his military career was the 5 years he spent as an associate professor of Military Science at UCLA, where he taught the Fundamentals of Leadership, Subordinate Development and Military History.

Time Warner Cable Business Class joined The Valley Economic Alliance to aid in the Valley’s economic growth and stability. Time Warner wanted to partner with an organization that is well connected to the business community and understands the wants and needs of the community.

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Rabaso Insurance

Rabaso Insurance Jorge RabasoJorge Rabaso has been a financial protection specialist and insurance adviser for more than two decades. As a service-driven leader, Jorge works with many trusted advisers including attorneys, accountants, and financial consultants to help create a clear customer financial strategy that focuses on retirement and estate planning, wealth transfer, and tax avoidance.

Jorge’s passion is teaching. He conducts personal growth and financial webinars. He offers innovative strategies in easily understood terms to solve complex financial issues. Jorge is also considered one of the most recognized Hispanic leaders in Los Angeles. He founded Hispanic Business Network (HBN) in 1992; the organization is considered the gateway to the Hispanic market.

Jorge believes that this unique synergy with The Valley Economic Alliance will help improve the economic climate of the region.

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