About Us

Board of Directors

Ronald Rubin (Chairman of the Board of Directors)

Mr. Rubin has been involved with Valley Agriculture for over 45 years. He was associated with Fifield Land Company for 19 years, until 2002. In 2006 he founded Rubin Seeds, LLC with his son, Kurt. He is currently General Manager of Rubin Seeds, LLC. Earlier in his career, he was a farm and ranch Real Estate Appraiser, Loan Officer and Assistant Manager of the Federal Land Bank Association of El Centro. He has served as Branch Manager and Loan Officer for Imperial –Yuma Production Credit Association.

He is on the Board of Directors of the California Alfalfa Seed Research Board, Imperial County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and the California Wheat Commission.

Mr. Rubin earned an AS degree in Agricultural Engineering Technology from Imperial Valley College, and an BS degree in Agricultural Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. .

Jordana Selwick (Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors)

Ms. Selwick is actively involved in the management of Selwick's rentals which include retail and housing. She is also the managing partner in Bellefaire Estates. Ms. Selwick is a graduate of San Diego State University. She has served two terms on the City of Calexico's Personnel Commission where she served as Chair twice. Ms. Selwick was a member of the (ARC) Association of Imperial Valley for ten years serving as Chairman for one term.

William J. Brandenberg (Director and Corporate Secretary)

Mr. Brandenberg has been the Manager and owner of Meloland Cattle Company a 16,000 head custom feeding operation in El Centro, California since 1980. He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Business Management. Mr. Brandenberg has held several leadership positions at the state and national levels for the cattle industry over the past 35 years including Chairman of the California Beef Council, Chairman of the California Cattlemen’s Association Feeder Council, a member of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board serving as Administration Subcommittee Chairman, Chairman of NCBA Agriculture Policy Committee and Co-Chairman of the Beef Industry Long Range Plan. Mr. Brandenberg was the recipient of the California Livestock Man of the year award in 2010 and was a 4-H leader for 38 years and has served on the Junior Livestock Auction Committee for 40 years.

Jon A. Edney (Director and President/CEO)

Mr. Edney is a founding member of Community Valley Bank. He has served on the Board of Directors since the inception of Community Valley Bank and previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Edney has had a 30 year career in asset management and sales. Mr. Edney has served as President and CEO of Community Valley Bank since July of 2014, and as President and CEO of CMUV Bancorp since its formation. He is also the former President of Imperial Valley Real Estate Services, Inc..

Michael Bracken (Director)

Since 2002, Mr. Bracken has served as the Managing Partner and Chief Economist of Development Management Group, Inc., a business and economic development consulting company operating in Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Kern and Imperial Counties. Mr. Bracken is a graduate of the California State University at San Bernardino with a B.A. degree in Marketing and a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in Economic Development. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for California State University San Bernardino and Desert Sands Unified School District Facility Development Corporation. Bracken is a past board member of the Riverside County Workforce Development Board.

Michael is also a competitive master's level runner and held national and world rankings each of the last five years and is a volunteer cross-country and track coach at Sacred Heart School in Palm Desert.

Alejandro Calderon (Director)

Mr. Calderon is the President of Canizalez Associates, Inc. and for the past 27 years has worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor; Disability Case Manager; and Vocational Expert with offices in El Centro, San Diego, Chula Vista, and Escondido, California. Mr. Calderon’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCSD; Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling from the University of Redlands; and a post graduate 21 unit graduate level Certificate in Disability Management and Rehabilitation Administration from SDSU. Other post graduate studies include completion of the doctoral course work (81 units) in counseling psychology at the University of Humanistic Studies and California Institute for Human Science.
In addition he holds the following board certifications:

Board Certified Rehabilitation Counselor [CRC # 00009284]
Board Certified Case Manager [CCM # 00009284]
Board Certified Associate Ergonomist [#000-051608]
U.S. Department of Labor Certified Rehabilitation Counselor [#104967]

He is currently the President Elect of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) and is a member in good standing of the Association of Rehabilitation and Economic Associates (AREA) and the American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE)

Thomas A. Martin (Director)

Mr. Martin has over 20 years of property management and real estate experience. In addition to his real estate experience, Mr. Martin has ownership interests in the hotel, apartment and recreational industries in Imperial County. He is a member of the El Centro Chamber of Commerce and Imperial Valley Board of Realtors and was one of the original founders and organizers of Community Valley Bank.

Clyde Shields (Director)

Mr. Shields is a graduate from the University of Arizona with a degree in agriculture and engineering and served as a veteran of the Korean War as an Officer in the United States Air Force. He is an Entomological Society of America Board Certified Entomologist and continuously been a member of the local CAPCA organization serving on the board several times and on the California Board as Vice President. He is involved in entomological service, farming and real estate in the Imperial Valley. In 1967 he began his entomological consulting business in Brawley, Clyde Shields Entomological Service, Inc. Since that time Mr. Shields has continued to be active in the Imperial Valley community. He has previously served as the President of; the Brawley Rotary, Imperial Valley School Board Association and the Imperial Valley Arts Council. Mr. Shields also served for 12 years as a Board Member on the Brawley High School Board. He is also a Charter Member of the Calipatria Chamber of Commerce and President of the Sacred Heart Development Fund.

W. Scott Slocum (Director)

Mr. Slocum is President of Winfield Development, Inc., a real estate development/construction company in San Diego and is a partner in real estate holdings of several multi-family residences located in El Centro. Mr. Slocum graduated from Chapman University in Orange County with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Mr. Slocum is a licensed California General Contractor and is responsible for building the El Centro Office for CVB. He is also runs a cattle ranch in southern Idaho. Mr. Slocum is active in his community and contributes to special youth programs, both in San Diego and El Centro.