Board Chair Board Member since 2009 Born and raised in Northeast Los Angeles, Alvin was always active in community and public service. At Wilson High, Alvin was elected Student Body President, then graduated from UCLA with a major in political science. Immediately after college, he served as the District Field Representative to Congressman Edward Roybal and worked in Washington, DC on the House Select Committee on Aging. From 1998-2003, Alvin served as the East Los Angeles Field Deputy to Supervisor Gloria Molina, overseeing the public works, housing, public safety and economic development needs in Unincorporated East LA. His major contributions in the County included, helping secure $300 million to complete the East LA Gold Line, developing the concept and paving the way for the development of “Parque de los suenos” in the Union Pacific area.
He served a stint as a Senior Field Deputy to LA City Councilmember Jose Huizar. Realizing that politics had “changed for the worse,” Alvin decided to change his career. In 2007, he decided to continue to help people, but in finances. He became a Financial Advisor. He quickly noticed that many agents were trained wrong and in turn were not fully servicing their clients by offering the best programs. And as a result of the 2008 financial crash, his vision was to create a “Fixed 401k option” where private sector employees can have the choice to invest in a NO-RISK, NO-FEE option. In 2011, he decided to implement his vision of the Fixed 401k and train agents the “right way” by creating Strategic Choices Financial & Insurance Solutions, located in South Pasadena. Alvin and his wife Nellie, have two boys in elementary and middle school, and live in El Sereno. Community Affiliations: Scout Assistant, Boys Scouts of America Troop 139 South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
Treasurer and Secretary Board Member since 2001
Omar Loya is a Treasury Management services and technology subject matter expert with a solid track record of accomplishments and expanded responsibilities. Omar is an accredited Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) with over 15 years experience in product management, bank operations, sales, and project management.
Omar is has been working for City National Bank since September of 2013 and is currently the Senior Vice President / Group Product Manager. He is responsible for managing a group of product managers covering all aspects of Accounting Software Integration, including but not limited to:
Transaction Processing (Integrated Payables, Integrated Receivables, Information Reporting), Vendor Partnerships & Certification, and Emerging Payment Solutions.
Omar received an Associates in Science Degree in Accounting from Rio Hondo College in 1996. While attending Rio Hondo College, he was a member of Alpha Gamma Sigma.