Military Affairs Advisory Council

The Military Affairs Advisory Council advocates for the military community in San Diego.

Our focus:

  • Advocacy for all active duty service members, veterans, and their families in San Diego County
  • Working with elected officials and Chamber membership on legislation and issues that impact veterans and active duty service members
    • Advocacy to include but not limited to:
      • Housing
      • Jobs
      • Taxes
      • Unethical practices that impact active duty service members and veterans
  • Military Transition

For more information about how to get involved with the Military Affairs Advisory Council, email Dylan Fisher or call the Chamber at (858) 487-1767.

Please click a meeting date on the right to register. Registration is required.

Meeting Dates


Advisory Council Co-Chairs

Mark Balmert
Executive Director
San Diego Military Advisory Council

Lisa Marcolongo
Media Relations & Veterans Specialist
The Elizabeth Hospice

Advisory Council Members

Tina Atherall
PsychArmor Institute

Andrew Blume
ALECTRONICS Research Center International

David Dearie
Enlisted Leadership Foundation

Steven DeMatteo
Senior Vice President
UBS Financial Services

Chip Dykes
Director, Community Development
Frontwave Credit Union

Josh Evans
Director of Preconstruction
Prava Constructions Services, Inc.

Garry Garretson
Community Supporter

Christopher Gunn
Office of Military & Veterans Affairs
County of San Diego

Robert Hill
Board Member
Chairmen's Roundtable

Joni Iglinski
University of Phoenix

LJ Pocsi
Account Manager
Sony Electronics

Diana Ramirez
Director of Community Relations
Reborn Cabinets

Amy Richards
Program Manager
Vets' Community Connections

Meg Redlin
Program Director
BAE Systems

Dina Soliman
Dean of Campuses
DeVry University

Heather Stone
Of Council
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Chris Thorne
HR Consultant and SHRM Re-Certification Provider
Chris Thorne Consulting

Tanya Upton
Talent Acquisitions Manager
Viasat, Inc.

Janis Whitaker
Executive Director

Stephanie Whittenberg
Government Loan Center Operations Manager
Residential Wholesale Mortgage, Inc.

Bethany Woloszyn-Redman
Market Research Analyst
HP, Inc.

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