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RON FOMALONT, PRESIDENT

Ron graduated from Eckerd College with an honors in American Studies and then attended law school at USC. While there, he interned for a semester with the California Court of Appeal. After earning his law degree, began practicing law in Los Angeles, soon handling personal injury matters, which he found very rewarding. He opened the Law Offices of Ronald Fomalont in 1994, with a primary office in Woodland Hills and a satellite office in Century City.

He hikes often with his family in the Santa Monica Mountains and is active in the local Chamber of Commerce, as well being board member for a local environmental organization active in the Santa Monica Mountains.

JULIE ROSENDO, VICE PRESIDENT

A PBS veteran in development and production, Julie Rosendo produces the 6-time Emmy winning PBS travel series, Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope. With 120+ episodes currently airing on PBS, Season 11 will be released in 2019. Travelscope focuses on cultural travel delivering experiential content to the PBS audience of upscale viewers with the interest and financial wherewithal to make their travel dreams a reality. Audience reach is guaranteed at 75 million+. Travelscope’s cross-platform approach also includes a robust website which hosts a quarterly magazine, blog, podcast as well as an engaging social media presence. In addition to her work with the Topanga Chamber of Commerce,

Julie is a member of the Topanga Watershed Committee, a board member of the Topanga Association for a Scenic Community and a past Executive Board member of Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. Julie is also a member of the Television Academy and other professional organizations.

Ron Kramer

RON KRAMER, TREASURER

Ron is the president and founder of Kramer Accountancy Corporation located at Pine Tree Circle, in Topanga Canyon. Ron graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BS in Accounting in 1983. He worked in public accounting for 10 years before forming Kramer Accountancy Corporation in 1993.  Ron is also a registered investment advisor as well as an insurance agent.  Ron has helped many Topangans with tax, investment and insurance services for many years.

Kim Guedin, CORRESPONDENCE SECRETARY

Kim is the owner of Guedin Designs, a Topanga Website Design company. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in computer art from New York School of Visual Arts. That led her to working in Visual effects for 17 years before launching her Topanga website business in 2014. Guedin Designs focuses on small businesses. Whether you are in need of a new website, a basic starter website, a website redesign or update, she can help you.

CRAIG PHELPS, MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

1975 to 1984 Elektra Asylum Records
1984 to 1987 Realtor with Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills
1987 to 1990 Commercial real estate & Property Management
1990 to 2007 Mortgage Broker
2007 to present Insurance broker Searchlight Insurance Services

Having my business in Topanga is very rewarding, not only for the business contacts but more importantly it has allowed me to get to know the people and the values of Topanga.  It is an honor to be one of the board members of the Topanga Chamber of Commerce.

JOSEPH ROSENDO, COMMUNITY LIAISON

Joseph is a long time resident of Topanga Canyon and a former Chamber Board President. He currently works to keep the business community acquainted with important matters concerning local government and environmental concerns.

Also a travel journalist and broadcaster, Joseph  operates the multi-media organization, TRAVELSCOPE® dedicated to educating travelers about other cultures, and travel destinations. The program plays regularly on PBS and has received several Emmy awards and nominations.