Ellen Brown Named VCEDA 2013 Board Chairperson

Ellen Brown Named VCEDA 2013 Board Chairperson

by diane on January 18, 2013


Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown, regional manager of Volt Workforce Solutions, was named 2013 board chairperson of the Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA). She takes over the helm from outgoing chair Bill Camarillo, president and CEO of Agromin.

“VCEDA is a solutions-driven organization that assists its members when they face challenges,” says Brown. “In 2013 the focus will be to expand our advocacy for businesses operating or expanding into Ventura County. We will also continue our advocacy and partnership with the educational community as well as continue to grow our relationship with Naval Base Ventura County.”

“Ellen has over 35 years of business management experience. She knows what it takes to get things done,” says Bill Buratto, VCEDA president/CEO. “The VCEDA board and staff look forward to working with her.”

For more information about VCEDA, go to www.VCEDA.org.

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Judy Perkins February 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Hi Ellen:
Congratulations on your appointment!
I read your bio and was particularly pleased to see your comments about wanting to create partnerships with education. I am the principal at Oxnard Adult School, the adult education program of the Oxnard Union High School District. We serve approximately 7,000 students each year with classes in English as a Second Language, Adult Basic and Secondary Education, Career Technical Education, and small programs for older adults and adults with disabilities. I was active with the VCEDA education committee several years ago, but job changes and budget cuts have kept me away for awhile. I’m very interested in re-connecting with VCEDA and in strengthening the connection between local business and adult education in Oxnard, Port Hueneme, and Camarillo.
We will be holding a meeting of our community advisory committee in mid-March. I was wondering if you might be interested in participating?.
Best regards,
Judy Perkins
Principal, Oxnard Adult School
805 385-2584


Ellen Brown February 28, 2013 at 10:54 am

Hi Judy:

Thank you for your kind words. I am very interested in attending your mid-March meeting, if I am available. I “manage” 11 branches from the San Fernando Valley through Santa Maria, Fresno; etc. So I am on the road a lot. Please sned me the details and I will try to fit it on my calendar.

Thank you,


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