LARRY BRUCIA, PRESIDENT
Larry Brucia is the President and CEO of Sutti & Associates, Inc. In 1973, he accidentally invented trail mix and started a manufacturing and distribution company called Marin Food Specialties. Over the years, he has pioneered many new products for natural food stores and supermarkets throughout the United States. Mr. Brucia has developed products from concept stage to product testing and from manufacturing to launch, with an emphasis on Brand positioning for the company. Mr. Brucia continues to own a number of retail product brands including Marin Brand, Planet biodegradable cleaning products, and Green Forest paper products. He has also lectured and written articles for numerous organizations and trade magazines over the past thirty years. In 2004, Mr. Brucia purchased Sutti and Associates, Inc.; a design company that specializes in retail stores and showrooms including many independent grocers around the United States. Mr. Brucia has a unique view of the retail food industry that combines a retail product manufacturer and branding perspective, distribution knowledge, store design expertise, and store building experience. He has the ability to foresee market conditions, to advise retailers regarding upcoming trends, and to develop new merchandising concepts to help his retail clients differentiate themselves from their retail competition.
HELEN LOIS SAUSE, SECRETARY
Helen Lois Sause is the retired Deputy Director for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency for Programs and Projects, which included the Agency's nine projects in planning or under implementation. Prior to her position as Deputy Director, she served as Project Director for 18 years and she oversaw the development of the 3 billion dollar mixed use Yerba Buena Gardens Project that includes 10 acres of gardens, a culture space for children, and a large cultural complex. The complex is comprised of a theater, three visual art galleries, and a state of the art multipurpose space. It also includes 3,200 housing units for all incomes, several hotels, the Metreon retail building, and other related commercial buildings. Since her retirement, Ms. Sause has continued her engagement with numerous Boards and activities related to creating homes for a range of all incomes, and community development. She has served as International newsletter editor and Golden Gate Chapter President of Lambda Alpha International (LAI), the honorary society for the advancement of Land Economics; member of the Episcopal Senior Communities (ESC); Chair for the Alameda Development Corporation; and Chair for HOMES (Housing Opportunities Make Economic Sense), an organization that develops and provides low and moderate income housing. Ms. Sause was also named the 2011 LAI Member of the Year and she is an honorary member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Housing.
LORI CAMPBELL, TREASURER
Lori Campbell is a Financial Management Consultant with the Northern California Community Loan Fund. A resident of the Bay Area since 1970, Lori has over 35 years of nonprofit financial and management experience. Working closely with Trustees and senior staff, Ms. Campbell has provided expertise in areas of strategic planning, budget and finance, board training, fund development, human resource, risk management, and facilities operations. Ms. Campbell has been a member of the Board of the San Francisco Women’s Alliance, the Board of Trustees of the California Association of Nonprofits, the Foundation for National Progress and the Bay Area Independent Schools Business Officers Association. Lori graduated Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley. Married with three sons, Ms. Campbell lives in Westwood Highlands, in the southwest corner of San Francisco. She tries never to miss the San Francisco Giants’ Opening Day, and prefers seats on the third base side.
STANLEY CORRIEA, JR., VICE-PRESIDENT
Stanley Corriea, Jr. is the President of Stanley Produce, Inc., a family business that has sold produce out of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market since 1941. Stanley Produce is one of the longest standing tenants on the Produce Market. Mr. Corriea has served on the Produce Market Board for fifteen years and is President of the Board of Directors of the Merchant’s Organization. Mr. Corriea has worked in the produce industry since 1980 and he has held his title as President since 2002 when his father, the former president, retired. Stanley Produce initially specialized in mushrooms including both domestic and wild mushrooms as well as Belgian endives. Stanley Produce has always focused on selling unique products; they were the first company on the west coast to import radicchio, endives, and shallots. Stanley Produce sells to a client base of restaurants, catering companies, and produce sellers. Mr. Corriea was born and raised in San Francisco and he went to San Francisco State University for Business Administration and a minor in Business Management. He constantly strives for maintaining high quality and value for his customers.