The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland Announces new Appointments to the Board of Directors for 2008

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland (BGCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of new board members for 2008. The Board of Directors has the responsibility of overseeing and guiding the organization towards fulfilling its mission. BGCO has a rich history in the Bay Area, having served the community of Oakland for 67 years and counting. "We are delighted by these new additions to the Board of Directors," proclaims Cal Stanley, President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland. "Each member brings a tremendous amount of intellectual capital as well connections to the community. These connections will strengthen our support base and increase our ability to make a difference in the community." The new board members are Sid Ewing, Carl Washington, Marc Homertgen, Adnan Siddiqui, and Jason Curliano.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland (BGCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of new board members for 2008. The Board of Directors has the responsibility of overseeing and guiding the organization towards fulfilling its mission. BGCO has a rich history in the Bay Area, having served the community of Oakland for 67 years and counting.    "We are delighted by these new additions to the Board of Directors," proclaims Cal Stanley, President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland. "Each member brings a tremendous amount of intellectual capital as well connections to the community. These connections will strengthen our support base and increase our ability to make a difference in the community." The new board members are Sid Ewing, Carl Washington, Marc Homertgen, Adnan Siddiqui, and Jason Curliano.

Sid P. Ewing - Mr. Ewing is a Senior Vice President of CB Richard Ellis' Northern California office in Oakland. He consults and assists users with the negotiation and execution of real estate transactions as well as assisting Landlords to secure and position assets for sale or stabilize the property for income. He has represented several prominent clients including Bank of America, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Safeway Inc, the State of California, and the University of California. Mr. Ewing has been active in commercial real estate since 1991 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate & Urban Land use from California State University, Sacramento.

Carl D. Washington - Mr. Washington has spent over 25 years in the high technology industry ranging from fortune 500 to start up companies, including IBM, Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Storage Technology, Commerce One and Filepool. He was most recently with EMC in the role of Manager of Global Alliances Group. Mr. Washington's previous functional experience includes business development, channel sales, product marketing, manufacturing, optical engineering, software engineering, and research and development. Mr. Washington has a MBA degree from University of California at Los Angeles, a Masters of Science degree in Optical Engineering from University of Rochester, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Physics from Denison University in Granville, OH.

Marc Homertgen - Mr. Homertgen is a Senior Vice President for Bank of America's Commercial Banking Division in Oakland providing corporate finance solutions for companies located throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Marc has a degree in Business Administration and Economics from Saint Mary's College of California. His extracurricular activities include coaching youth sports and serving on the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland. Marc resides in Oakland with his wife Mandana and his twins, Emma and Michael.

Adnan Siddiqui - Mr. Siddiqui is a Vice President and District Manager for Wells Fargo Bank in Oakland, California. An 8-year veteran of the company, Mr. Siddiqui is responsible for more than $2 billion in assets and more than 200 team members. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Bank, he was in the Consumer Banking Group at Citibank, N.A. for the Asian Pacific and North America. Mr. Siddiqui holds master's degrees in Finance & Economics and Computer Information Systems from University of Wales and University of San Francisco.

Jason J. Curliano - Mr. Curliano is a partner at Buty & Curliano LLP in Oakland which practices in the areas of employment, toxics, business, real estate, healthcare and general litigation. Mr. Curliano has served as Co-Chair of the Alameda County Bar Association Barristers Club, Chair of the Association of Defense Counsel Employment Law Committee, as well as currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland. Mr. Curliano has an undergraduate degree from the University of California Davis and a Juris Doctor Degree from McGeorge School of Law where he graduated with distinction and as a member of the Traynor Academic Honor Society. Mr. Curliano has also been honored as a Northern California Super Lawyer. Before going to law school Mr. Curliano was a member of the United States Luge Team. Mr. Curliano now enjoys actively giving back to the community, spending time with his two teenage sons, and working on developing the next generation of young attorneys.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland's mission is to develop our community's youth into positive contributors to society. Now in its 67th year, the Club continues to provide safe places to learn and grow, opportunities for ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life-enhancing programs, and other character development experiences each year for over 2,500 girls and boys, ages 6 to 17. The organization supplements the endeavors of our families and our schools, and plans to serve a minimum of 5,000 Oakland youth in the near future. If you believe in what we do and would like to show your support you may do so by visiting http://www.bgcoakland.org.

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