VENTRESS CLICK VENTURES TEAM

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Patricia V. Click

Owner / Principal

Retired from a major utility company as the Principal Manager of Accounts Payable; annually overseeing billions of dollars in financial transactions.

 

Being responsible for payment transactions, financial updates to vendor master files, IRS 1099 reporting, Sarbanes Oxley certification and more gave her a wealth of experience that she brings to her new business, Ventress Click Ventures LLC.

 

During her 41 years of service she held several positions ranging from entry level to senior management within two major organizations; Customer Service and Controllers. Her opportunities extended beyond to; public relations, community outreach, safety, business resiliency and a plethora of other business and community planning.

 

Her skills sets reach far beyond business acumen. Her ability to build relationships and leverage old traditions of “Trust and Respect” these are key values for Patricia V. Click. 

 

Patricia currently serves on the board of the Western Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy and The Olive Tree Initiative; “Feed Somebody Program”.  She serves as an advisor for Stop the Violence Increase the Peace Foundation and provides mentorship with Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development. She served twice as the president of the Networkers, which is an SCE affinity group.

 

Patricia continues her education at the University of La Verne majoring in Leadership.

 

 

L.R Grayson

Executive Program Director

 

La Cresha Grayson worked in the utility industry for over 15 years. She held positions from entry level to management in the following business units: Customer Service, Transmission Distribution, Transportation Services, Business Process and Integration (BPI), Corporate Communications, Community Outreach and Corporate Safety.

 

La Cresha ’s final position at SCE was the Pubic Safety Communications & Outreach manger. In her role she was responsible for creating and executing the safety communication strategy that supported the company’s number one goal of preventing third-party injuries and fatalities from electrical contact. In addition to creating communication strategies for all SCE public safety programs, including those recommended by Law, Claims, CPUC, CalOSHA and other leading utilities, she implemented and managed all public safety programs and monitored and gauged program effectiveness through channels such as J.D. Power and Associates. She also served as the spokesperson on SCE’s public safety efforts for media events and various community outreach efforts and forums.

 

 

Jennetta Harris

Principal Advisor

 

Jennetta Harris has over 40 years of experience in the utility industry and has directed and developed strategic programs for customer outreach, public affairs, energy efficiency, event planning and provided safety and leadership development programs. Her community involvement includes leading boards of directors to improve programs in support of youth, women, educational, ministerial, environmental, health and welfare and business improvement in diverse communities in the nonprofit and for profit sectors.  

 

 

 

Marilyn Theresa Ventress

Public Relations Representative

 

Marilyn began her career as a journalist, writing about women and community issues. Later Marilyn moved into the corporate arena working for Pacific Bell, Southern California Edison and Washington Group International (WGI). While working for WGI, she joined Toastmaster’s International and became Vice President of Education. After her term ended Marilyn continued speaking for news media throughout Southern California.

 

For over 20 years, Marilyn Ventress has worked and volunteered in the Non-Profit sector. As a journalist, lecturer, community activist and spokesperson for the disadvantaged and marginalized; she is recognized as a forward thinker and visionary.

 

Before joining VCV as their Public Relations Representative in 2013, Marilyn helped develop creative content and marketing strategies for many non-profit service organizations. 

 

Together with the management team at VCV, Marilyn has worked to spearhead PR campaigns and manages the relationships with the communities we serve. For Marilyn, it’s not just the bottom-line, people and the planet matter as well.