The North San Diego Business Chamber elected Neal Manowitz, president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics Inc., to its board of directors on January 20.
As president and chief operating officer at the company’s headquarters in Rancho Bernardo, Manowitz is responsible for Sony Electronics’ operations in the United States and Canada. He held various roles and responsibilities at Sony for 25 years.
Chamber officials said he brings a strong global and local perspective to the chamber and understands the impact Sony employees have on the region at a local level. His knowledge of the global market brings insight the chamber can use to position itself for the future and to provide a better member experience.
“Neal’s strong background in technology, along with his expertise and knowledge of interacting closely with clients, will contribute to the chamber’s goal of increasing our relevance for future generations while providing exceptional service to members. said Debra Rosen, president and CEO of the chamber.
“It is an honor for me to join the board and support the San Diego community in this role,” Manowitz said. “I look forward to working closely with the chamber to bring its vision and values to this vibrant community.”
Poway resident promoted to partner at accounting firm
Accounting firm Lavine, Lofgren, Morris & Engelberg LLP has announced that Jeff Ewan of Poway has been promoted to partner.
Ewan has extensive experience providing tax services to individuals and a wide range of closely held businesses, including multi-state entities, officials said in a statement. He has been with the firm since 2009.
“We are delighted to welcome Jeff to the partnership,” said Scott Jablow, managing partner of Lavine, Lofgren, Morris & Engelberg. “The professionalism and leadership he has demonstrated over the past decade will continue to serve our firm and our clients for many years to come.”
Active in the community, Ewan is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Hillel of San Diego, where he serves as Audit Chair.
He earned a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Miami.
Lucinda Lilley was re-elected for a one-year term as president of the Southern California Rental Housing Association.
Lilley is vice president of FBS Property Management, AMO, which has an office in Rancho Bernardo.
Abigail Rex (president-elect), Todd Henderson (vice-president), Shannon Kelly (secretary); Aiesha Blevins (Treasurer), Allison Pfister (Legislative President) and Kendra Bork (Past President).
New and former board members include Jay Lopeman, Scott Ledesma, Buck Buchanan, Tom Tamar, Matt Ruane, Melissa Wickerd, Jennifer Ford, John LaRaia, Angela Zdroik, Natasha Howell and Mark Feinberg.
“Our association is fortunate to have the time and talent of these extraordinary leaders,” said Alan Pentico, CEO of the Southern California Rental Housing Association. “They are guardians of our mission to create a thriving rental housing community through advocacy, education and collaboration.”
The Southern California Rental Housing Association is the region’s premier trade association serving the rental housing industry.