Girls Inc. of Carpinteria elects Clyde Freeman as new board president and appoints Theresa Huerta and Tom Ligare to its board of directors.
“We’re delighted to have these incredible leaders joining our board and leading the effort to empower young women in our community,” said Victoria Juarez, executive director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria.
Freeman is vice president, senior commercial real estate and construction relationship manager with Montecito Bank & Trust and has been making commercial real estate and construction loans for more than 42 years. He holds a Master of Science in finance from California State University of Northridge and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from San Diego State University. He has been involved with Girls Inc. of Carpinteria for more than five years and is a key member of the finance committee. Freeman and his wife, Diana, live in Carpinteria and celebrated their 41 year anniversary this month.
Huerta currently leads integrated communications for Raytheon Company. Prior to joining Raytheon, Huerta held management positions at The Coca-Cola Company, Sebastian International, a division of Proctor & Gamble, The West Hollywood Convention and Visitors Bureau, and CarryOn PR. Huerta is a graduate of Pepperdine University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and recently completed Boston College Carroll School of Management’s Corporate Community Involvement Program. She is also a graduate of Raytheon’s Diverse Leadership Development Program through UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and currently serves as the leadership advisor for Raytheon’s Women’s Network chapter in Goleta. She lives and works in Santa Barbara, is married, has two young children and is passionate about child well-being and empowering young women.
Ligare is founder and president of ‘Planned Giving’ Marketing Solutions and Legacy Life Giving. Previously, Ligare managed a State Farm Insurance business in Utah. Currently a mentor for the Management School of Technology at University of California, Santa Barbara, Ligare has also taught business and marketing classes at Brooks Institute, College of Business and served as a guest lecturer at the University of Utah and the Marriot School of Management at BYU. With degrees in economics and business from Westminister College in Salt Lake City, Ligare has been continually involved with community organizations including Park City Ski Educational Foundation, where he served on the board of directors for 15 years and as president of the organization for five years. In addition to his involvement with Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, Ligare is currently treasurer of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Foundation and serves on the board of directors for Safewater International and the executive board of the Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce, where he was the past president.
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With local roots dating to 1864 and national status since 1945, Girls Inc. has responded to the changing needs of girls through research-based programs and public education efforts that empower girls to understand, value, and assert their rights.
For more information on Girls Inc. visit girlsinc-carp.org.