Director Mary Ann Leffel retired from a 45 year career in the banking industry, working for large and small banks all over the US, as she moved often with her husband while he was in the US Army. She is now serving as the Director of Business and Industry Relations for the California Homeland Security Consortium. Leffel is active as President of the Monterey County Business Council Board, co founder of the Competitive Cluster Initiative, a public private partnership for economic development in Monterey County, Chair of the Government Relations/Business Development Committee for Monterey County’s Overall Economic Development Commission and as Chair of the county’s Workforce Investment Board Oversight Committee.
Director Leffel currently serves on the boards of Access Monterey Peninsula, Interim, Inc, Central Coast Community Health Care, Inc., Monterey County Agricultural Education and Carmel Heritage Foundation. She is also serving on the Business Advisory Council for California Community Colleges, the advisory boards of the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation, Leadership Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach Food and Wine and The Tomato Fest. She is past Chair of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Natividad Medical Center Board of Trustees, Leadership Monterey Peninsula, and Volunteer Center of Monterey County. She is involved with numerous other civic organizations through membership and participation. Living in Monterey County since 1982, with her husband, Hal, they have two grown children and three granddaughters.
In 2001, Director Leffel was awarded the California Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advocate of The Year. In 2004, she was awarded the American Heart Association’s Heart Of A Woman Award.
Appointed to the Monterey Peninsula Airport District Board of Directors on June 18, 2008.
Elected to the Monterey Peninsula Airport District Board of Directors on November 4, 2008.
Current Ethics Training Certificate issued April 4, 2018.