FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mission Valley Bank Receives Business Leadership Award at 25th Annual Valley of the Stars Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mission Valley Bank Receives Business Leadership Award at 25th Annual Valley of the Stars Gala


March 8, 2023

Media Contact:
Sonya Blake
818-379-7000 ext. 106

Mission Valley Bank Receives Business Leadership Award at 

25th Annual Valley of the Stars Gala


Sherman Oaks, California– Mission Valley Bank will receive the Jane & Bert Boeckmann Business Leadership Award at The Valley Economic Alliance (The Alliance) 25th Annual Valley of the Stars Awards Gala presented by Mission Valley Bank April 13, 2023 5:30-8:30 p.m. (PST) at The Odyssey located at 15600 Odyssey Dr. in Granada Hills, CA.

Jane & Bert Boeckmann Business Leadership Award is given to an organization located in the Valley displaying great corporate citizenship by making a significant impact in the community.

“Mission Valley Bank is honored to be recognized as this year’s honoree to receive the highly-regarded Jane and Bert Boeckmann Business Leadership Award,” said Tamara Gurney, president and CEO of Mission Valley Bank. “It is a testament to the hard work our team puts forth to live up to our motto that our clients’ success is our mission.”

Over the years, Valley of the Stars has recognized and celebrated exemplary businesses, people, and organizations who positively impact and contribute to the economic vitality of the Valley with icons like Bob Hope, Dick Clark, Betty White and Sally Field.

This annual fundraiser generates critical funds that support regional business assistance and workforce development programs. These programs are vital for ensuring a strong local economy, and are responsible for attracting new businesses, driving tourism and improving the quality of life of the people of our region.

“Mission Valley Bank is an ally in improving The Valley,” said Sonya Blake, president and CEO of The Alliance. “We become stronger as a community when businesses give back.”

The 25th Annual Valley of the Stars Awards Gala is made possible through generous sponsors, who help to further the mission of The Valley Economic Alliance. Mission Valley Bank is the Luminary Sponsor for the event. Game Changer sponsors include City of Burbank, City of Glendale, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Hydraulics International, Bill Allen Ventures, SRAR, MAXIMUS, and Century Housing. The Influencer sponsors are Aszkenazy Development Inc., Athens Services, Childcare Resource Center, City of Calabasas, Comcast NBCUniversal, Gaines & Stacey, LLP, City National Bank, CMTC, Express Employment Professionals, Goodwill Southern California, Home Again Los Angeles, Kaiser Permanente, Lewis Roca, LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, SoCalGas, Pacific Federal, LLC, LADWP, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles Valley College Foundation, Presencia & Poder, UCLA Health and Van Nuys Airport. Ambiance Sponsors Tierra del Sol and Mike’s Roofing and Building will provide music. On Board – Business & Community Consulting will provide flowers. Sponsors Tracy and Randall Hernandez will provide dessert. REALM Entertainment will provide wine. US Bank is the award sponsor.

Tickets for the general public are on sale. For sponsorship opportunities, visit,or call (818) 379-7000 for additional details.

The Valley Economic Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of business, government, education, and community leaders. Our mission is to engage and unite Valley stakeholders to raise standards of living and economic vitality across the San Fernando Valley, a five-city region encompassing Burbank, Calabasas, Glendale, Los Angeles, and San Fernando. This region consists of more than 1.9 million residents, over 160,000 businesses and covering more than 350 square miles. To learn more about The Valley Economic Alliance, visit


03-08-2023 TVEA Gala Media Release