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.


 Rebecca Larson, Esq., Member-at-Large
Rebecca Larson is a California Real Estate Attorney with a strong background in advanced real estate transactions. As a Realtor® and former title company owner, she is knowledgeable about the intricacies of uncommon real estate transactions and uses that knowledge to provide robust legal advice to her clients. She is licensed to practice law in California, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Rebecca attended law school at New England School of Law in Boston. She joined Townspeople in 2020 as a board member and currently serves as a Member-at-Large.

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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