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

Visitors please contact us to be our guest.


Kelly Willliams | January 13, 2020

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On Monday, January 13th the Executives Association of Long Beach met for their weekly luncheon to hear from Kelly Williams of Kelly Williams Insurance. 

As a 4th generation owner of Kelly Williams Insurance, Kelly Williams has insurance in his blood. For over a hundred years the Williams family has served the Long Beach area and has also been located at the same location on PCH for over 25 years. Many of their agents specialize in Business Insurance, such as workers comp, commercial property, commercial auto, general and profession liability, and personal insurance including: auto, home, umbrella, renters, watercraft, earthquake, flood.

Kelly Williams III was born and raised in Long Beach and attended high school at Long Beach Wilson. After high school, Kelly graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in International Business and also played on Cal’s golf team. Not only is Kelly an active part of the YMCA and insurance committee boards, he is also a past EALB president. 

Kelly give us an update on workers comp, and increases of property insurance and renters. Kelly explains that workers compensations have increased the last 5 years and have made increased liability rates and made it increasingly harder to get. Property insurance due to forest and brush fire damage has gone up significantly. Insurance companies are now using google earth to look at each individual home to establish how close they are to brush and possible fire damage. Kelly stated it has changed the market in the last 6 months. Renters insurance has gone up to high levels due to claims. Some companies have pulled out of having renters’ policies and other renter insurance companies will only insure updated or new constructions. 

If you have any questions about policies or getting an insurance quote please don’t hesitate to call Kelly at Kelly Williams insurance.


Next Meeting: 

We are dark next week for MLK.


Remember to invite guests to keep our membership continually growing!

1st Classification Postings:


2nd Classification Postings:


Membership Postings:


Welcome New Members:

Please welcome Vinny Bunting as an associate to CH Topping Brakes

Other Membership News: 

 Membership Promotion

When you refer a new member, you can have a choice in one of two options

1. Have your dues waived for one quarter.


2. Have your dues, as well as the new members dues cut in half for one quarter.


New member has to be in good standing for the first 6 months to receive the promotion. 

Machelle Thompson has left the Execs and is no longer a member and the classification of home care is now open.

Jim Nesmith has decided to retire and will no longer be a member and the classification of Real Estate Loans is now open.  

Congratulations to Dr. Heather Desh of HD Orthodontics, she had a son on Tuesday, Jan. 7th

Congratulations to Jim Nesmith, he has now been accepted to be an honorary member. 

Classification of the Month:



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Board Meeting Minutes: 

                             Executives Association of Long Beach

January Meeting Agenda

January 13th, 2020

Location: The Grand


11:15 AM   J. Sawday                                                           ROLL CALL

PRESENT: __x_J. Sawday (P) _x_ J. Beeler (VP) __x_ E. Speier (S/T)
_x_ V. Bunting  _x_T. Di Leo  _x_E. Riley     x   H. Desh   _x_ K. Gragson (PP)

Others: S. Caudillo (Executive Director) _x__

11:20 AM   J. Sawday                                                                   MINUTES

·   Motion to approve minutes from December Board Meeting?

·   Motion:   V Bunting     2nd:   J. Beeler    Discussion. All in favor? 5  Any Opposed?  0 Motion passes

11:25 AM   E. Speier                                                                     FINANCIAL REPORTS

·   Motion to receive and file the financial reports for November and December?

·   Motion:   E. Speier    2nd:    K. Gragson     Discussion. All in favor? 6  Any Opposed? 0 Motion Passes


11:35 AM   J. Beeler                                                                      MEMBERSHIP  

·   No New memberships at this time.

·   2019 attendance report is attached. Only 3 people were under 50 percent. A simple reminder was sent out to Bob Cerullo and he responded to coming to more meeting

·   Jim Nesmith has retired and would like to become an honorary member. Jim has been a member since 1985 and left in good standing.

·   Motion to accept Jim Nesmith as an honorary member?

·   Motion:   J. Beeler    2nd:   K. Gragson     Discussion. All in favor? 5  Any Opposed? 0 Motion passes

·   Machelle Thompson has decided to leave the Execs. Her classification will now be open.  

·   Motion to accept Machelle Thompson’s resignation and opening up the classification of Home Care - Geriatric/Care Managers & Care Givers?

·   Motion:   J. Beeler    2nd:   K. Gragson    Discussion. All in favor? 5  Any Opposed? 0 Motion passes

11:45 AM   Eric Speier                                          BUSINESS PROMOTION

·   Next business promotion meeting?



11:50 AM    J. Sawday / S. Caudillo                  OLD & NEW BUSINESS

·   Potential new board members have been contacted. Jack Skovgard and Mary Loos have accepted a position on the board.

·   Interested in “cold calling” to get new members.

·   Eric Bloomer is here to adjust the budget for 2020.

·   The report has come back for the holiday party for this year. Only 18 responded to the survey. Survey is attached.

·   A $2200 quote has come back to make our website compliant from Long Beach Web Design.

·   We will see what Eric’s quote will be before we proceed.

·   Joint board meeting date was February 13th last year. Would we like to keep it on a Wednesday? Where would we like to host it this year.

·   No joint board meeting dinner. We will have a regular board meeting.

·   Annual meeting is coming up on February 3rd.


12:00 PM   J. Sawday                                 GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION


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

·   The next board meeting is February 10th at 11:30 at The Grand.


12:05 PM       J. Sawday                                        ADJOURN 

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