Ellen Chase was elected PEN for the 2024-25 Rotary year.
 
We are pleased to announce the election of Ellen Chase as club president in 2024-25 Rotary year.
 
The President Elect Nominee (PEN) is selected by way of a committee made up of past presidents. This committee was convened by the immediate past president, Eric Ryan, and consisted of 18 past presidents.
 
Judith McCaffrey is currently serving as club president. Bruce Belfiore is President Elect and will lead beginning July 1, 2023. Ellen’s term will begin July 1, 2024. She will serve with Sherry Sim, District 5240 Governor 2024-25.
 
Ellen has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise since 2017. She was sponsored by Sandra O’Meara and holds the classification of Certified Public Accounting. Over the years he has served on the club’s Board of Directors and most recently as Community Service Co-Chair.
 
Ellen is an Accountant with the firm Nasif, Hicks, Harris & Co., LLP and specializes in estate, trust and individual matters. Ellen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the Ohio State University, a Masters in Engineering Administration from Virginia Tech and later received a Certificate in Accounting from University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to her career in accounting, Ellen worked in manufacturing for technology companies. She has been a licensed CPA since 2009 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
 
Congratulations, Ellen!