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William Betley (Attorney at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR))

William Betley

Attorney at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR)

William Betley represents employers in all areas of employment law. He provides his clients full service representation from advice and counsel through trial focusing on an aggressive yet practical approach to risk management and conflict resolution. Mr. Betley is a former President of the California Employers Advisory Council (CEAC) and was recently elected to serve as that organization’s Vice President. He is also the Chairperson of the Inland Valley Employers Advisory Council and acts as the CEAC’s Regional Vice President in the Inland Empire. Mr. Betley is also on the Inland Empire Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Board of Directors, and he is an Adjunct Faculty Member at California State University San Bernardino focusing on labor, employment and business ethics.

Anne K. Smith (Attorney / Partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR))

Anne K. Smith

Attorney / Partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR)

Ann Smith is an experienced litigator who represents management in all aspects of employment litigation, including defending claims for wrongful termination, wage claims, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and leave of absence violations. Ms. Smith counsels clients on a variety of employment issues, including employee discipline, wage and hour compliance and adherence to federal and state family and medical leave laws. She frequently drafts employment agreements, personnel policies and compensation plans. Ms. Smith is the Chair of AALRR’s Disability Leave Committee, which meets regularly to discuss disability leave issues, including new cases and pending legislation.

Vilma Brager (COO at Insight HR Consulting)

Vilma Brager

COO at Insight HR Consulting

I'm a Senior Human Resources Professional who thrives as a valued strategic thought partner and business advisor to company leaders. My education and experience have provided me with strong ability to find solutions to meet the goals and objectives of organizations.

Throughout my career I have worked with business leaders to transfer Human Resources operations. My work involves collaborating with leaders to set pipeline strategies, conduct talent acquisition planning and forecasting sessions, and implement best practices for the full HR lifecycle.

I effectively partner with leaders, reduce labor and operational costs and employee turnover while providing solutions to foster positive work environment and productivity.

I create programs to train leaders and employees on company culture, policies and workflows. I act as a driving force to help business teams meet their hiring and operational goals.

Those that work with me find that I am a relationship builder who is energetic and contagiously passionate about Human Resources. I am a collaborative leader who supports others in their professional and personal growth, aligning them for professional excellence.

In my free time I am board member and chapter president for a nonprofit affiliate with SHRM Organization. Inland Empire SHRM has over 600 members. I collaborate with members, volunteers, and business partners to provide member benefits including educational events and managing financial aspects.

Core Competencies:
* Human Resources strategies and Planning
* Human Resources Transformations
* Talent Sourcing and Management
* Federal/California labor and employment laws
* Workforce and Succession Planning
* Human Resources Compliance
* Team Leadership and Mentoring
* Performance Management
* Employee Engagement
* Employee Relations
* Change Management
* Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Sheryl Moore (Senior Partner at InsightHR Consulting)

Sheryl Moore

Senior Partner at InsightHR Consulting

Strategic HR Business Partner with 20-plus years of Human Resource experience, which includes: executive client management, talent management, succession planning, and employee relations. Innovate, designed and executed actionable programs to build diverse talent under DE&I Initiatives. Recently appointed Programs Director for IE SHRM.

Specialties: CA Employment Laws, Employee Relations, Training, and COVID-19 related correspondence.



EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CONSULTANT at Maniaci Insurance Services

Maniaci Insurance Services, Inc. is an independent employee benefits consulting firm. We’ve specialized in providing consultation and administration services since 1980. We work with businesses to analyze benefit needs, define program objectives and develop solutions to help clients meet the goals of their employee benefits program.

Our expertise includes group health insurance products, plan administration, advocacy and wellness programs, communication and education strategies, compliance and human resources consulting as well as online technology solutions.

We pride ourselves in having one of the most knowledgeable, reliable and skilled staff who strive to help businesses navigate the complex world of employee benefits, along with providing the highest level of support and most cost-effective solutions.

Vanessa Casillas (CEO of Changing Lives Staffing Inc.,)

Vanessa Casillas

CEO of Changing Lives Staffing Inc.,

I have been blessed to represent amazing well established organizations, ethically and to the best of my professional ability. Education along with experience has given me the value of a career and the opportunity of growth within my profession, earning the loyalty and respect of Colleagues’ Customers, and Clients. The best compliment to a professional relationship is loyalty. My way of thinking has always been.... "Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours".

Tony Clubb (Owner at Clubb 1 Investigations)

Tony Clubb

Owner at Clubb 1 Investigations

I retired from the Riverside County Probation Department with over 24 years of law enforcement experience. As a probation officer, I was part of three separate joint task forces focusing on gangs, narcotics and sex offenders. I was a narcotics detection K-9 handler and a P.O.S.T. certified firearms and defensive tactics instructor. As a manager, my assignments included field services, institutional services, and human resources. In the human resources division, I oversaw administrative investigations, hiring and backgrounds, training, grievances, and labor union relations.

In retirement, I became a licensed private investigator and opened Clubb 1 Investigations. I am also a certified A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival instructor and a certified security assessment specialist through ACPI. I also teach martial arts at a local studio.

Michael Julian, CPI PPS CSP (Owner at A.L.I.V.E. - Active Shooter Survival Training Program and MPS Security & Protection)

Michael Julian, CPI PPS CSP

Owner at A.L.I.V.E. - Active Shooter Survival Training Program and MPS Security & Protection

Michael Julian is a second-generation Private Investigator and Security Specialist and CEO of National Business Investigations, Inc. and MPS Security & Protection. He is the creator and founder of the A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Training method and program, now taught in multiple countries by more than 200 certified instructors worldwide.

Michael is the author of the bestselling book 10 Minutes to Live: Surviving an Active Shooter Using A.L.I.V.E., the textbook based on the A.L.I.V.E. program and referred to by many readers as “the active shooter survival guide”.

About A.L.I.V.E.
A.L.I.V.E. transcends the conventional "Run, Hide, Fight" response to active shooter situations, employing a pragmatic approach built upon insights derived from past incidents, the behaviors of both assailants and victims and an understanding of the perpetrator's mindset.

A.L.I.V.E. emphasizes instilling security and survival mindsets to empower individuals to recognize potential signs of impending violence and arm them with the techniques necessary to survive an attack. For more information on the A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Training Program visit You can reach Michael directly at or 951-677-3500 ext. 26

Edward Ornelas, Jr. (President & CEO of IE Chamber)

Edward Ornelas, Jr.

President & CEO of IE Chamber

Edward Ornelas, Jr., originally from Los Angeles, found his professional calling in the Inland Empire, dedicating himself since 2010 to elevating local businesses. His unique blend of innovative thinking and unconventional marketing strategies distinguishes him in the business realm.

Edward's pivotal contribution began in 2015 with the Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce. Though not its founder, he was the architect of its renaissance, using his strategic insight and relationship acumen to elevate the Chamber from a fledgling entity to a regional cornerstone. His transformative leadership was key in redefining the organization's trajectory.

Expanding his influence in 2018, Edward acquired the Inland Empire Business Journal, seizing the chance to amplify regional economic narratives and contribute to the area's positive image. This wasn't just a business move; it was a commitment to local economic storytelling and rebranding the Inland Empire's identity.

In his professional journey, Edward defies traditionalism. He thrives on innovation, questioning established methods, and boldly pursuing uncharted paths. For him, redefining norms and pushing boundaries is not a mere practice but a necessary ethos. This principle fuels his career and the transformative energy he brings to his ventures, creating environments that dare to evolve and innovate continuously.

Currently, Edward contributes his expertise to several boards, including the American Red Cross, Inland Southern California United Way, and as an Associate Director to the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. His nuanced grasp of business mechanics and devotion to societal advancement gained recognition with his recent induction into the California District Export Council by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, affirming his diverse skills.

Leading both the chamber and the Inland Empire Business Journal, Edward remains a cornerstone of community progress, stimulating economic growth, and weaving a narrative of regional success and promise.