Over the course of her 17-year career at the refinery, Barbara has consistently been involved with the Chamber and the local community, facilitating the refinery workforce’s efforts to give back to the community through volunteering with numerous nonprofits. As a member of the Chamber Board of Directors, she has chaired events and programs throughout the years. This past year in particular, Barbara served as the Vice-Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and led the Chamber’s DEI programming.
“Barbara was selected as the recipient of this year’s Impact Award for her organization and implementation of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) program for Torrance Chamber businesses. As a result of Barbara’s vision and leadership, an introductory DEI program was initiated, an informative panel discussion was well-received, and an event to celebrate diversity was dynamic, ” said Donna Duperron, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber.