President-Elect

Maria de Vera Suarez

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

Maria is a 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 is very active in her children’s schools, where she is currently VP of Technology on the parent school board.  Maria lives in Tustin Ranch with her husband Carlos, and their two children.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, in addition to working out, reading, and traveling.