2022 Installation Dinner
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Stockton Golf & Country Club
3800 W. Country Club Blvd., Stockton, CA 95204

To view the album of photos form the evening please visit: https://bit.ly/3ykzrx4
(photo credit Tim Ulmer, Ulmer Photo)

On June 23, members of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce celebrated the installment of new Board of Directors and Officers for the 2022-2023 fiscal year at special Installation ceremony. The event included the swearing in of our new President Kay G. Ruhstaller, Family Resource & Referral Center.  The event also included an installation ceremony of our new Board Members and Officers and the recognition of our outgoing President Chris Kay, Siegfried Engineering, Inc./Carter Imports, for his service as President from 2020-2022.  Ms. Ruhstaller will be the Chamber’s 13th woman to serve as Board President since the Chamber was founded in 1901.

An experienced business leader, Ms. Ruhstaller is the CEO of the Family Resource & Referral Center (FRRC), a nonprofit organization employing over 140+ full-time employees with an annual budget of 69 million. In 2019, FRRC was chosen as the California Nonprofit of the Year, and in 2020 won the Stockton Chamber of Commerce’s Co-Nonprofit of the Year Award as part of the Chamber’s Annual Business Awards.

As long-standing Chamber members (since 1989), FRRC has recognized the importance of the Chamber’s work in keeping our community economically vibrant. “The Chamber has been important historically in leading efforts such as bringing the University of the Pacific to Stockton and mitigating the damages that would have been done when the CA Healthcare Facility was built in Stockton and San Joaquin County,” says Ms. Ruhstaller. “The Chamber has emerged from the pandemic as the trusted resource for information to the business community due to the hard work of the Chamber team under the leadership of now CEO, Timm Quinn.”

The Chamber’s Board of Directors oversee the activities of the Chamber. They set the Chamber’s goals and policies. Members of our Board come from all areas of our diverse business community; they come together to do their part in the Chamber’s tireless efforts to aggressively develop and promote an economically vibrant business community. Many of the Chamber’s successes can be directly attributed to the efforts of these individuals.

The 2022-2023 Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce Officers and Directors to be sworn in are:

President Kay G. Ruhstaller, Family Resource & Referral Center

Sr. Vice President Justin Redman, F&M Bank

Financial Vice President Scott Grafius, Steele Insurance Agency

Vice President Jamie BossuatKroloff Belcher Smart Perry & Christopherson 

Vice President Elizabeth H. Kim, Neumiller & Beardslee

We will be swearing in 5 new board members voted in by the Stockton Chamber membership. Each board member will serve a 3 year term. 

Outgoing Officer:

Dr. Bob Melrose, Brookside Optometric Group

Incoming Board Members to be Sworn in for a 3-year Term:

Jesús Andrade, Sierra Pacific Mortgage 

Shauna Buzunis Jacob, Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin

Lorie Diaz-Liddicoat, Partners Commercial Real Estate

Melissa GomesWeberstown Mall

Eric Vaughn, One Eleven Web Design

The remainder of the 2022-23 Stockton Chamber Board includes: 

Gina Calder, Michael’s New York Style Pizza, Inc.

Kendra Clark, Kendra Clark Leadership Strategies

Lisa Craig, The Craig Group

Darryl Curry, Kaiser Permanente Central Valley 

Cathy Douma, Minuteman Press of Stockton 

Melissa Flores, Collins Electrical Company, Inc.

Matthew Grizzle, Invictus Management

Tim Rubino, Big Valley Ford Lincoln 

Jason Schwarz, Haggerty Construction, Inc.

Tyler Solt, Crown Enterprises

Chad Sublet, Verve IT 

Diane Vigil, Stockton Symphony Association

Rev. Dwight Williams, New Genesis Housing Development


Many Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Community Champions:

Taking Care of Business Partner:

Platinum Sponsors:

Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County

Family Resource & Referral Center

San Joaquin County WorkNet – EEDD

Gold Sponsors:

F&M Bank

JaniTek Cleaning Solutions

San Joaquin County Office of Education

UNCLE Credit Union

Silver Sponsors:

BAC Community Bank

Chevron Corporation

Neumiller & Beardslee

Stockton East Water District

Ulmer Photo

Verve IT

Table Sponsors:

ABLE Charter Schools

Nonprofit CEO Leadership Collaborative United Way of San Joaquin County

Special Thanks To:

Special Occasions Photo Booth