Meet Our Ambassadors

 

chantal
Chantal Rees began her career in insurance 11 years ago in Lake Tahoe as a customer service representative. Throughout that time, Chantal focused on the client experience and gained industry proficiency. Chantal is now the President of her own insurance agency, Rees & Rees Insurance Services Inc. She focuses on the client experience and puts the client’s best interest first. Chantal practices insurance using a set of core values that are integral to her business: accountability, professionalism and integrity. Her goal is to ensure that each client feels fully satisfied with the services she provides. Chantal aims to build long-lasting relationships using an honest, forthright approach. Being an independent broker, Chantal has access to a vast pool of A rated companies which allows her to offer superior coverage at affordable pricing. She is licensed to do business in California, Nevada and Arizona. Chantal specializes in general liability, worker’s compensation, commercial auto, professional liability, commercial property, bonds, group medical, life insurance and more. Originally from Tahoe City, Chantal now lives in Concord with her husband, Jamie, and their 2 cats. They enjoy cooking, reading, wine tasting, traveling and being outdoors.
 
Vanessa Sisemore
Vanessa Sisemore is the owner of a local Farmers Insurance Agency in Walnut Creek as well as a long time resident of Walnut Creek. She has grown up in our town since the age of 5 years old and because she has witnessed first hand the incredible growth of the town she holds so dear, becoming a proud member of the Chamber was a must when she opened her agency. Shortly after becoming a Chamber member, she joined the Ambassador Committee as a way to meet all the fantastic people among the business community. Since becoming an Ambassador, Vanessa extended her commitment even further as the Co-Chair of the Ambassador Committee to grow a stronger relationship with our Chamber Members and the community as a whole. To learn more about Vanessa and her business, click here to view her Chamber Business Profile.
 
Wanda Wallis
Wanda Wallis
RE/MAX Accord
Wanda Wallis brings over 35-plus years of successful outside and inside sales experience. Wanda has worked for several fortune 500 companies over the span of her career. In 2004 she decided to do what she had put off for years, become a Realtor! She enjoys, and is very successful in, helping both buyers and sellers. However after just 2 years in the business she found a niche–seniors. Her patience, understanding, and love for seniors led her to acquire the NAR designation of SRES. Currently this designation makes up just a few of the licensed realtors in the U.S. Wanda is a member of National Association of Realtors®, Contra Costa Association of Realtors, and the Bay East Association of Realtors. She provides outstanding real estate and related services in Contra Costa, Alameda and Solano Counties. Wanda also serves on two nonprofit boards connected with seniors, one being Alzheimer’s of the East Bay, which she has served for 9 years. Remax Accord has honored her as one of their top producers every year since 2008. In 2016 she was inducted into the REMAX INTERNATIONAL Hall of Fame. She is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Ca. with a Communication and Business BA degree. Wanda has been very active in the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce for the last 14 years. She is the former Ambassador Chairperson, the position she held over 8 years. She also volunteers on other committees when needed. Wanda is married to Larry Willies, and they have one son. Wanda and her husband, Larry, enjoy golfing, traveling, and simply spending quality time together.
 
Marcia Gerg
Marcia Gerg
Summit Bank
Marcia Gerg has been in the banking industry for over 37 years and for the past 5 years has worked at Summit Bank as a commercial banker. She is a Board Member of the Rotary Club of Walnut Creek as their Treasurer. Marcia raised two children and was involved with them in Girl Scouts, the National Charity League, and as a board member of the High School Band Boosters Club. She enjoys volunteering, reading, and walking her dog, Rusty.
 
Wade Luckhardt
Wade Luckhardt
FASTSIGNS
A desire and love to work at the local level is why, after 20+ years of corporate sales & marketing positions with ‘Corporate America,’ Wade made the move to own FASTSIGNS of San Ramon Valley (based in San Ramon and one of 15 within the Bay Area, all separately owned and operated). Working with all size businesses, FASTSIGNS is an award-winning company that can take a projects from concept to completion. His FASTSIGNS earned the Pinnacle Award multiple times, including last year. Recently, Wade has been an Ambassador for both the Danville Area and San Ramon Chambers of Commerce and was Vice Chair at Danville Area Chamber of Commerce.