Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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Richard Velasquez, President
Richard Velasquez is currently the Vice President and Manager at Banner Bank of the San Diego-Golden Triangle branch. He has more than 32 years of banking experience specializing in branch management, lending and business development. He has served on the Townspeople Board of Directors for over seven years. He has served as Treasurer and a Board Member.

Wade Lovell, Member-at-Large
Wade Lovell is an innovation-obsessed builder of companies, eight times as a Founder/CEO, and as a Board member, advisor, and investor. He currently leads the Team at Simpatico Security Technology, where they empower businesses to secure and control every message.

Venessa Rollins, Secretary
Venessa Rollins is a San Diego native. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in Business Economics. After raising her family she returned to work as a sales and marketing specialist for a local custom furniture manufacturer. She enjoys the local hiking trails and the San Diego lifestyle. She joined Townspeople in 2015 as a board member and currently serves as the Secretary.

Mac Law, Treasurer
Mac is developing his experience in Commercial Real Estate upon significant past experience in Land Use industry. Mac’s strength is finding the right people for the right properties, turning it into a successful transaction. He excels at research, relationships and a tenacity to talk with people. In the few years that he has lived in California, through his business he has managed to make relationships across this vast country. He is persistent with follow through, treating clients with respect and the unique care required for each situation. With a degree in Horticulture and Agriculture from Massey University, Mac has managed agricultural land, fruit orchards, a retirement village and a manufacturing facility. He has volunteered for the City of Solana Beach, California in Parks and Recreation and sits on the board of Townspeople, a Non-Profit organization with the mission to provide low-income housing in the City of San Diego. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, a Green Designee, a Mater in Commercial Property(MiCP), is enthusiastic about networking with people from all walks of life and developing new technology such as modern farming, medical, transport, and renewable energy.

Interested in serving?

Townspeople is currently accepting new Board member applications!  Are you or someone you know interested in serving on our Board of Directors?  Fill out our Board member application here

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