President

Maria De Vera Suarez 

Maria joined the JLOCC in 2009 to serve the local community. She served in the Strategic Planning and Opportunity Drawing committees, was Community Council Director, Treasurer-Elect, Finance Director, and President-Elect.

Maria is the controller at Venture Retail Group, Inc., a real estate development and management company in Aliso Viejo. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UC Irvine, and a Master of Business Administration from Cal State Long Beach.

In addition to the JLOCC, Maria is a member of the Small World Guild, the Irvine charity guild of CHOC Hospital, and served on its board. She was very active in her children’s schools, holding several positions on the parent school boards. Maria lives in Tustin Ranch with her husband, Carlos, and their two children, William and Isabel. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, in addition to working out, reading, and traveling.