Newly elected in June 2011.  Formal installation will take place at our July 6th monthly lunch meeting with special guest Etta Waterfield.

Words from our former President of 3 years, Christine Gerber “There is a real excitement as Donna takes the helm at the beginning of our next 30 years. I believe the best is yet to come!”

Donna Randolph

Words from our new President, Donna Randolph. “This is an amazing group of Men and Women in business who come together to help each other in business and in the community. I know I have big shoes to fill as Christine has done a great job. I will give it my whole heart and will continue the traditions that have made this network strong and will continue to take it to new levels.”

2011-2012 SMWN Board: President Donna Randolph – First term, 1st VP/Membership Michelle Shipman- First term ,  2nd VP/IT Website Heidi Gruetzemacher-Second term, Secretary Donna Castaneda – First full term, Treasurer Robin Davis-First full term, Programs Krista Murchison – First term, Fundraising Amparo Hunt -First term, Public Relations Valerie Mercado – First full term, Scholarship/Community Service Karen O’Neil-First term, Newsletter Clint Kempster – First term, Hospitality Mary Hernandez – Second term, Facilities Kim Adams-First term, Women of Excellence Sara San Juan- First full term, Historian Patty Elswick – Second term, Special Events Rhoda De Leon – First term.

If you are interested in serving on a committee to help support the new Board contact Michelle Shipman or visit us online at

The Santa Maria Women’s Network currently 100 strong is a non-profit organization that promotes the professional and personal development of its members. Membership includes men and women from the business and private sectors of the community, who gather to exchange information, provide mutual support and assist in the overall advancement of women. Each month the organization will meet for a luncheon, which is held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Historic Santa Maria Inn 11:30-1pm.