Welcome to the Executives Association of Long Beach Member Directory

The long standing slogan of the association has been "Business is our Business". The Executives Association of Long Beach (EALB) was founded in 1922. It is an association of Long Beach business executives, each of whom represents his or her respective firm at the management level.

The Long Beach Executives Association is a member of the International Executives Association, a worldwide group of similar associations. It is not a service club, a social group or fraternal order. The EALB is a networking group for business owners and high level executives. It has but one unique objective: to capture the natural bond of common interest which exists between business executives and by regular weekly meetings, develop and enjoy a brand of fellowship conducive to the creation of additional and profitable business for all its members.

It does not require its members to patronize each other, but it does provide opportunities for each member to promote their products or services and it can open doors that otherwise are closed to desired business. Members of the EALB often consider the association as an extension of their own business or profession.


Location: The Grand

Day: Monday

Time: 12pm - 1:15pm

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Elizabeth Riley | June 11th, 2018

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On Monday, June 11th the Executives Association of Long Beach met for their weekly networking luncheon to hear a classification talk from Elizabeth Riley of T.G.I.S speak. 

T.G.I.S (Thank Goodness It’s Sofia) has been serving guests in the greater Long Beach area since 1989. From humble beginnings, T.G.I.S began catering events from their small local kitchen and are now considered one of the premier catering services in the Southern California with over 300 employees.  T.G.I.S Catering originally joined Execs in 1994 with the founder, Sofia Riley, as an Execs member. Today George Marinos, Sofia’s brother, is the Executive member and Sofia’s daughter, Elizabeth Riley, is the associate member for T.G.I.S in the classification of Catering.


Elizabeth Riley lives in the Long Beach area and before becoming Director of Marketing for T.G.I.S. Elizabeth graduated from Arizona State with a Business degree and has been a member with the Execs since 2016.


Elizabeth gave a very detailed talk about the marketing side of T.G.I.S. Elizabeth oversees the handling of marketing of T.G.I.S Catering in five exclusive venues and additionally markets their services with more than 15 other venues. The T.G.I.S Event Planning team uses their expert knowledge of each venue to find the best location and menu that fits what their clients are looking for. T.G.I.S provides services for wedding, social, and/or corporate events, small or large, with either advanced notice or even a day before. T.G.I.S also markets themselves to their clients and vendors by providing private and general tastings to give potential clients a peek into what they can provide.

Next Meeting:

We will be at The Grand on June 18th to hear Larry Boren speak.  


Remember to invite guests to keep our membership continually growing!

1st Classification Postings:

 Home Loans

2nd Classification Postings:


Membership Postings: 

Joe Zieba of Zieba Builders

Jack Skovard of Long Beach Home Loan Corp

Welcome New Members:

Welcome Michael Shafer of Edward Jones in the classification of Retirement Planning.

Welcome Jim Mills-Winkler of Waddell & Reed in the classification of Financial Advisor.

Other Membership News: 

On July 7th, Don Temple Storage will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary. More info to come soon. 
Featured Classification for May:
Locksmith & Therapist

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Board Meeting Minutes:  


                                   EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION OF LONG BEACH


June 11, 2018 – 1:15pm | Board Meeting

Location: Jim’s Board Room


               1:15 PM   K. GRAGSON                                   OPEN MEETING

PRESENT: __x__K. Gragson (P) __x__J. Sawday (VP) __x__ V. Bunting (S/T) _x__ J. Beeler  _x__T. Di Leo

____ R. Deeble __x__ K. Rodgers  _x___C. Vane   ____ M. Thompson (PP)

Others: S. Caudillo (Executive Director) __x__


                1:15 PM  K. GRAGSON                                       MINUTES

   Motion to approve minutes from May’s 2018 Board Meeting?

   Motion: K. Rodgers 2nd: V. Bunting Discussion. All in favor?   7    Any Opposed? 0 Motion Carries

                1:20 PM  J. BEELER                 FINANCIAL REPORTS

   Motion to receive and file the financial reports for May 2018?

   Motion: C. Vane 2nd: J. Beeler Discussion. All in favor?   7    Any Opposed?  0 Motion Carries

                1:25 PM J. SAWDAY                                       MEMBERSHIP

   There are a few applications that are concerns for membership approval. Daniel F. Lungu has applied under the finance category. He is not local and has only been in business for three years. Jack Skovard has applied under home loans. Jack has no policy making authority and could also conflict with Jim Nesmith who currently has the classification of real estate loans.

   Motion to approve Daniel F Lungu application and to continue to find him a classification? 

   Motion: J. Sawday 2nd: K. Rodgers Discussion. All in favor? 0      Any Opposed? 7 Motion denied

   Motion to approve membership for Jack Skovard in the classification of home loans?

   Motion: __________________ 2nd: ________________ Discussion. All in favor?       Any Opposed?

   Update for Stephen Hryniewicki resignation. 

   Motion to approve the resignation of Stephen Hryniewicki and reopen the classifications of physician?

   Motion: __________________ 2nd: ________________ Discussion. All in favor?       Any Opposed?

   Motion to postpone applications of Jack Skovard, Joe Zieba and resignation of Stephen Hryniewicki until next Board meeting?

   Motion: J. Sawday  2nd: K. Rodgers Discussion. All In Favor? 7 Any Opposed? 0 Motion carries.

               1:30 PM J. BEELER                                         BUSINESS PROMOTION

   Status report on the October event your committee is putting together. 

   Will be handing out gifts and auctioning off gifts starting at $500. Jim Choura as offered to have open bar for the first 30 mins and providing the venue for free. Will also promote the mixer to the Long Beach BNI


 1:40 PM K. GRAGSON / S. CAUDILLO                      OLD & NEW BUSINESS

   I have contacted the Huntington Beach Execs though I have not heard anything back from them.

   Will partner with Kris to keep trying to reach out to the Execs of Orange County.

   The IEA conference is coming up in September. The budget proposal for the trip is $1,088 and not including taxes. The budget for the IEA conference is $1,000

   Motion to approve the allocation of funds in the amount of $1,200 for the trip?

   Motion: J. Beeler 2nd: T. Di Leo Discussion. All in favor? 6      Any Opposed? 0 Motion Carries

1:55 PM   K. GRAGSON                                                GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION

   Comments from each member on their current evaluation of the state of the EALB.

   The Next Board meeting is on Monday, July 9th at The Grand at 1:15pm in Jim’s Board Room. 

 2:05 PM K. GRAGSON                                                ADJOURN                                           

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