In a recent Board of Directors meeting for the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GWCC), the board elected the following board bembers to serve a one-year term as an elected officer for the 2021 calendar year:
= President – Laura Nelson Cepeda, Director of Public Relations &
Corporate Citizenship, GTA
= Vice President – Bernie Valencia, Vice President & General Manager,
Matson, Inc., Guam and Micronesia
= Secretary – Helana Leon Guerrero, Marketing Manager, Sagua Mañagu
= Treasurer – Amanda Gima, Financial Advisor, Asia Pacific Group of
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
Taking on the role of President, Laura Nelson-Cepeda is focused on 2021
initiatives, “As we move forward into the new year, we want women in business
to know that they have resources and a powerhouse of value that they can tap
on through the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce. We are here to provide
them with the tools to be successful and navigate through the new challenges
they are facing today.”
Immediate Past President, Holly Rustick welcomed the newly elected officers
and Board Members, “These women will continue to ignore impossibilities and
move forward to support you in your business and organization.”
Ms. Rustick has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2018, and served as GWCC President for 2019 and 2020.
The newest members to the Board of Directors, elected to serve a three-year
the term, include:
= Livia Marati, Founder of Ina Wellness Collective;
= Angel Camacho-Paulino, Business Advisor/Women in Business Program
Coordinator at the Guam Small Business Development Center;
= Tasi Peddicord, Regional Manager for Sales and Customer Service for
Matson Navigation Company.
= Jessica Leon Guerrero, President of M-80 Systems Inc., was elected to
serve as an alternate board member for a two-year term.
The Immediate Past President will serve one more year on the board, alongside
current board members, Jennifer McFerran, Jayne Flores, Michelle Crisostomo,
Kathlyn Selleck, and Ex-Officio Board Members, Lina Leon Guerrero, Geri Leon
Guerrero and Rindraty Limtiaco.
About the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce
The Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s primary focus is on building an island
community whose economy is driven and influenced by the equal participation of women in business through the advancement of women in business by means of advocacy, networking, mentorship, and access to resources.
The Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) was incorporated in 2013 as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit business association with over 200 members.
To learn more about the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce, visit www.guamwomenschamber.com or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram,
LinkedIn, and YouTube.