For inquiries, please email Vice President Marc Connerly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ilene Connerly, Owner & President, email@example.com
Membership, Contract Administration, Event Planning and Implementation
Marc Connerly, Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership and Sponsorship Recruitment, Programs and Benefits, Advocacy
During his first tenure with Connerly & Associates from 1982-1989, Marc worked as the firm’s energy consultant, establishing a California energy consulting division that was responsible for reviewing building plans and performing calculations to demonstrate compliance with Title 24 standards. He also collaborated on the development of Title 24 training materials that were presented to building departments, contractors and building designers.
In 2005, Marc returned to Connerly & Associates as business development consultant to the firm, as well as association manager of the Roofing Contractors Association of California. Over the next several years, he assumed management of the Associated Roofing Contractors of Northern California, the California Golf Course Owners Association, the National Golf Course Owners Association of Arizona, and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Northern California.
Marc serves as primary Board liaison, association spokesperson, advocate, and lobbyist on regulatory and legislative issues. He oversees membership and sponsorship growth, revenue development programs, and organizational proceedings.
In addition, Marc orchestrates planning and lobbying contracts with SMUD, the State of California, and the California Fire Training Alliance.
As Vice President of Connerly & Associates, he also oversees business development, strategic planning, company vision and growth.
When not busy serving our associations, you might see Marc at an MLB game near you! He is a big MLB fan and loves the San Francisco Giants. He has attended games in 23 of the current 30 major league ballparks (plus 5 that are no longer in existence), and is determined to visit all 30!
Julia Cisneros, Financials & Events Coordinator, email@example.com
Financial Recordkeeping, Event Planning and Implementation
Julia joined Connerly & Associates in 2000 as a Consultant. Over the course of her 17 years with the company, she has administrated Roofing Contractors Association of California, Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California, Associated Roofing Contractors of Northern California, California Building Officials (CALBO), the California Training Institute (CALBO CTI), as well as the California Vendors Policy Committee (CVPC). As one of our longest tenured and most experienced consultants, Julia has served Connerly & Associates in nearly every capacity: membership management, finance, marketing, event planning, grant writing, website development, golf tournament preparation and seminars. Today, Julia serves as Executive Director of the Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California.
Julia takes great pride in her rewarding role as a mother, and enjoys traveling with her daughter, planning client fundraisers, redecorating projects and pursuing her own artistic talents.
Rebecca Keeley, Administrative Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clerical, Membership Recruitment, Event Support Services
After years of experience working with insurance companies, title companies and lenders, Rebecca joined Connerly & Associates in 1987 and assisted the firm with its home repair and first time home buyer programs. After the housing market crash, Rebecca’s focus turned to serving our roofing associations.
Now, after nearly twenty years with the firm, Rebecca is one of our leaders in membership services and meeting support for all of our clients. If members call our office with inquiries about meetings, accounting and other administrative needs, chances are they will speak with Rebecca. “Association management is old fashioned customer service,” she says. With this guiding ethic at heart, Rebecca takes pride in offering members a level of quality service that shows their value to us.
Akiva Israel, Communications Officer, email@example.com
Communications, Digital Media, and Intellectual Capital
Akiva joined Connerly & Associates in 2017 as the company’s Communications Officer. Accordingly, he manages our entire spectrum of communication services, including email correspondence, website management and design, social media, member relations, and material communications (internal as well as external). He also assists with membership services.
He holds a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, for which his concentrations are Communication Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, English Language and Literature, with an emphasis on English Renaissance drama. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in English as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, with an A in the Honors Program, from the University of California at Berkeley. He was formerly Director of Communications for SociaLive Inc., (a pioneer in the growing event management optimization market). His most recent position was as Chief Communications Officer at SociaLive, Inc., in Berkeley.
He enjoys all things Shakespeare and serving the community through the creative arts.
Maria Cristina Ramirez, Bookkeeping, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria joined Connerly & Associates in 2016 after a successful career as a self-employed bookkeeper in Vancouver, British Columbia, serving the non-profit sector. She moved to Sacramento to be near to her family and, after a period of settlement and working in the retail sector, decided to return to bookkeeping – the work that she loves and is proficient in.
In her personal time, Maria enjoys exploring California.
Corinne La Fazia, RCAC Membership Director, (909) 305-4996, email@example.com
Membership Recruitment and Support
After 16 years of membership experience with the California Trucking Association, Corinne LaFazia teamed up with Connerly & Associates, Inc. in November 2006, taking a lead role in the recruitment and retention of client memberships. She is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management, and a longtime member of the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE).