Jeff Meberg, Chairman

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Jeff’s philanthropic efforts and dedication extend to many organizations in Orange County. In addition to serving on the Pacific Marine Mammal Center Board of Directors as the Chairman of the Board, Jeff also serves on the Board of Directors at the Glennwood Housing Foundation, a Residential Facility in Laguna Beach for young adults with development disabilities. Jeff is also intimately involved with LOCA, a wonderful educational art non-profit whose members are integrated throughout the Laguna Beach community.

Lonnie Seide, Vice Chairman

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Lonnie K. Seide graduated from Northeastern University (1982) and St. John’s University School of Law (1985).  He was admitted to the New York Bar, and practiced there before relocating to California in 1992.  He was admitted to the California Bar in 1992.  Lonnie has been named a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Lonnie is listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2012.  He has been listed as a Super Lawyer since 2004.  He has lectured extensively for the Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section and the Public Law Center of Orange County on family law issues, and authored numerous family law related articles.

Lonnie is AV Peer Review Rated (the highest rating) by  He is also AVVO Rated 10.0 out of 10.0 (superb).

Lonnie was on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for the years 2012 and 2013.  In addition, he was President of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association in 2001 (being on the Board of Directors for five years).

Lonnie is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

Jeffrey Byer, Treasurer

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Jeff is an executive vice president of PIMCO LLC, an investment management firm in Newport Beach. He focuses on the oversight of the firm's mutual fund business and operations department. Jeff is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and has twenty years of finance and investment experience. He joined the PMMC board in 2017 and also currently serves as the Treasurer. Jeff lives in Huntington Beach with his wife, two young boys and two dogs. In his spare time, he spends time on the little league fields and beaches in Huntington Beach. Jeff grew up on the New Jersey shore and has developed a deep appreciation and respect for the ocean and everything in it. 

John Kinney, Secretary

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Retired - former Director of Information Technology (Verizon, Disney, Miller's Outpost, Broadway Department Stores)
B.A. Business Administration - Management, B.A. Economics, Minor in Mathematics (Cal State University, Fullerton)
Board Experience:
2013-current PMMC (Treasurer, President)
1999-current PALM Foundation (Founder, Treasurer, Secretary)
2001-current Country Village Community Association (President)
2001-current Traffic and Transportation Commissioner (Chairman), City of Laguna Niguel
2000-2011 Dog Agility Sport Handlers (Treasurer)
As an Eagle Scout, I have always been concerned about the environment, limiting the impact humans make, and ensuring wildlife has a chance to be undisturbed.  I was introduced to PMMC in 2000 and found the organization from top to bottom a natural organization to support.  After a trip to Seward, Alaska in 2012 where I saw an exhibit at the Sea Life Center, I brought the idea back to PMMC for an audio exhibit.  After building and installing the audio board in the visitor center, and having met many of the Board members, I was asked to join the Board of PMMC.  Activities I enjoy are hiking, golf and competing in agility with my Australian Shepherd.    

Angie Miller

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  • Laguna Beach resident since 1989

  • BFA, Chapman University, University of Pittsburgh, Semester at Sea

  • Owner, Miller and Associates, Vice President, Fun is First, Inc.

  • Founding Board Member, Semester at Sea Alumni Board of Directors

  • Board Member, Laguna Beach Community Foundation

  • Member, Association of Destination Management, ADME

  • Certified Master Gardener, University of California Cooperative Extension


Ed Batlle

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Mr. Batlle is a Chemical Engineer who has 27 years of Environmental Remediation Clean-up for contaminated sites including Superfund and Aerospace facilities in California. His diversified experience is in chemical and environmental engineering, specializing in the design, construction and operation of groundwater, soil and industrial wastewater remedial treatment. Mr. Batlle is responsible for managing the operations of the Environmental Division of Jacob and Hefner Associates, Inc. (JHA).  He supervises a staff of professional geologists, engineers and technicians in JHA’s office located in California.  His responsibilities include coordinating and participating in project planning, proposal preparation, design, cost estimating, regulatory negotiations, data analysis and technical approach and QA/QC for various types of site assessment and soil and groundwater remediation projects.  Mr. Batlle has extensive experience in the fields of environmental engineering and remediation, remedial investigation and design and construction management.
Mr. Batlle’s experience encompasses working with and for industrial companies to complete environmental remediation and related acquisition, divestment and redevelopment projects.  His unique background includes both performing and managing projects as an environmental consultant, as well as planning, managing and leading complex projects as an industry client project manager.  This experience, coupled with his technical, regulatory and industry relationships provides him the proven ability to resolve and expedite the most complex environmental remediation issues.
Mr. Batlle has been an active member with several professional associations including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Western States Petroleum Association and the Orange County Business Advisory Board.
Personally, Mr. Batlle is active with philanthropic activities.  He is associated with the Knights of Columbus a philanthropic group which raises money for charitable groups.  Mr. Batlle coordinated a golf tournament for Camillus House which provides human services for the homeless.  Mr. Batlle rose over $28,000 in the golf event.  He was an active member of the Southern California Petroleum Industry Association raising funds for Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Mr. Batlle has been an active participant for the LA Conservation Corps., Water for People, and Orange County School of the Arts.
Mr. Batlle is currently a Board of Director for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center and chairs the facility committee.  His goal is to assist in the successful completion the water reclamation project that will save millions of gallons of water per year for the PMMC and city of Laguna Beach.  Mr. Batlle mission for the facility committee is to continually improve on our “green” environmental stewardship, conserve and educate our community.  

Glenn Gray

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Glenn Gray has more than 40 years of experience in the financial services industry and joined CalWest Bank as President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2012. In his current position as CEO, Mr. Gray manages all aspects of the Bank and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. CalWest Bank provides banking services to small to middle-market businesses throughout Southern California

Prior to his current position, Mr. Gray spent six years with Sunwest Bank, an Orange County based bank, as its CEO. During his tenure there, Sunwest Bank doubled in size and acquired three failed banks through the FDIC negative bid process. Prior to that he was ten years with Scottsdale-based Finova Group, a $12 billion asset commercial finance company, most recently as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Mr. Gray held leadership positions with Wells Fargo Bank in its Retail, Corporate Banking and Investment Services divisions.

Glenn and his wife, Kathryn, have been residents of Laguna Beach since 2000. Their sons, Michael and Nicholas are both serving active duty in the US Army / Special Forces. Mr. Gray serves on the Board of the Laguna Playhouse, and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and is involved in fund raising and awareness activities for Mission Hospital, and Susan G. Komen / Orange County. Mr. Gray is a graduate of the University of Illinois.