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An interview with VIA’s new chairman

Posted: December 19, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: December 19, 2012 10:31 p.m.
Alan DiFatta, 2013 chairman for the Valley Industry Association’s board of directors and sales associate, Accurate Freight Systems Alan DiFatta, 2013 chairman for the Valley Industry Association’s board of directors and sales associate, Accurate Freight Systems
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 The Signal: For our readers, define VIA’s objective.

Alan DiFatta: Building and connecting SCV industry.

 

Q: What has been your involvement with VIA?

A: I’m a past chair and was the 2012 vice-chair of programs. I was also a chair for B2B and the Regional Tri-County Conference

 

Q: Why do you want to be chairman?

A: They made it easy because all of the leadership is coming back so that was an easy decision.

 

Q: Describe your history/business experience in the Santa Clarita Valley.

A: I was raised in Santa Clarita. I was a business owner, bought and sold a couple of businesses, and I have my real estate broker’s license. I’m currently a sales associate for Accurate Freight Systems.

 

Q: What do you believe members want from VIA?

A: I think they really want the connections and the information that we provide.

 

Q: What do you want to achieve in the next year?

A: I want to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit and have everyone imagine their possibilities.

 

Q: Are there any new initiatives you would like to launch in 2013?

A: We’re going to stay pretty true to our core competencies, but we’re planning to launch an entrepreneurial academy and a junior entrepreneurs program. We’re thinking ninth grade and up. We should have a couple of industry-related luncheons for our monthly VIA luncheons. Come to the January meeting and see City Manager Ken Striplin speak.

sara@signalscv.com

661-287-5593

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