Message from Our New CEO
I wish to thank the Board of Directors for their vote of confidence as I take the helm of a great organization. AnewAmerica has served communities throughout Northern California for over 17 years. It has helped individuals pursue and achieve their dreams of entrepreneurship through its focus on business incubation, asset-building, social responsibility and technical training. AnewAmerica has a history of helping entrepreneurs build their dreams and create greater economic stability for their families while also strengthening their communities at large with greater economic vitality. This proud history would not have been attainable without the leadership of my predecessors, Sylvia Rosales-Fike and Viola Gonzales. Sylvia, as the founder and first CEO of AnewAmerica, made her vision a reality; and with her vibrant spirit and passion, she built a strong foundation and reputation for the organization. Viola, as our second CEO, brought her wisdom, dedication and expertise to AnewAmerica as we expanded our mission to include more communities who could benefit from the capabilities of the organization. Therefore, I wish to thank Sylvia and Viola for the strong foundation they laid and for their remarkable leadership.
As the new CEO, I plan to build on their work to continue the success of AnewAmerica and to leverage innovation and strategic partnerships to expand and grow the number of individuals that AnewAmerica services. Living in the Bay Area, we are keenly aware of the reality of “two economies,” one of extreme economic stability and growth and the other full of individuals who live with economic insecurity on a daily basis. It is the latter group to which AnewAmerica provides an opportunity to help move themselves and their families from economic insecurity to economic stability. Then once reaching stability; the opportunity for economic growth for them, their families and their communities.
To reach success in this work – it cannot be done alone. Therefore, as I humbly assume the leadership of AnewAmerica, I know that the continued hard work and effort of our team and the Board along with your continued partnership and support is critical. Therefore, I thank you in advance!
I am excited about our future and I look forward to our continued success!
Steve Dial, CEO
Strengthening Communities Through Entrepreneurship