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Meet the Staff


Mike Leland


Mike serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors, and manages the Staff and the operations of the office, with the mission of providing the most value possible to our members and the business community. Mike grew up in Palo Alto, CA until he headed South to attend San Diego State University. After falling in love with San Diego and graduating SDSU, Mike grew roots in SD. Mike and his wife Lisa of over 26 years have been residents of Poway since March of 1997, and has two children, David (22) and Lauren (20). Mike also has two dogs; Maggie (a 13 year old, 13 lb. mutt) and his COVID rescue Buddy (a 9 month old Black Lab/Border Collie mix).


Aimee Wilcox

Membership & Operations Manager

Aimee manages member services and chamber operations, including outreach to prospective members, helping new members to get established, training members on available tools, and keeping members informed and connected to their member benefits. In addition to also supporting several member-run committees, she provides assistance with marketing and general office administration as needed. Aimee is a long-time resident of Poway and brings with her years of experience in sales in marketing across multiple industries, and the desire to serve others in a way that will contribute to their success. You might find Aimee on an early morning run, spending time with her husband and four kids, or in search of the perfect chocolate chip cookie.
jessica bello

Jessica Bello

Communications Manager

Jessica manages the Chamber's communications, marketing and social media efforts, maintains the website and events calendar, and supports administrative and member services as needed. Jessica grew up in a suburb of Washington, D.C., and lived in central Virginia until December of 2018 when she and her family moved to San Diego. Jessica enjoys going to concerts and the movies with her husband, and adventuring the beautiful Southern California terrain with her two sons Lucas (7) and Theo (3). She also has two grumpy old dogs, Dexter (a beagle-shepherd mix) and Stella (a Rottweiler-lab mix).
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