"The Mission of the San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce is to create an environment for businesses to start, grow, and succeed."
– Cheryl Angeles, President & CEO
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2020-2021 Digital Business Guide
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Maria Barreda, Johnson & Dugan Account Executive
I have spent more than 21 years in the insurance industry and have lived in the Bay Area for almost 24 years. Prior to that, I lived in Southern California where I attended UCLA and graduated with a BA in Spanish Literature.
My dream when I was young, was to one day travel all over the world as a translator. I have not been able to travel as much as I would have liked to, but I have been able to apply my bilingual skills in my work and in the community as a volunteer. As a natural introvert, I was really surprised to discover that I love meeting people and learning about their businesses. This gives me the opportunity to figure out how I can be of service or maybe, how I can make an introduction to someone who can be a good connection.
I love Personal and Professional Development and have really enjoyed meeting individuals who are likeminded. I don’t spend a lot of time with regrets, I think too much energy can be wasted with that, so I chose instead to focus on the things that make me happy like my daughter who is now an adult. My friends who are always happy to hear from me and always willing to help.
Through my work and networking activities I have met really interesting people that have expanded my thinking and abilities and I love the idea that we can all learn something new. The year 2020 has been full of changes for all of us and I have taken this opportunity to figure out what else I can learn. Turns out, I can still learn a lot. I can still challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone. For me, that is where the learning happens.
- Volunteer for the Elections Office in San Mateo County
- Ambassador for the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce
- Membership Director for the Latino Chamber of Commerce in San Mateo
- Assistant Membership Director for the Business Advantage Networking Group (BANG)