LECS Board of Directors Profiles
Derek Hall, President
Mr. Hall grew up in Long Beach, California, where he attended St. Anthony’s Catholic High School due to limited viable public school options. After high school graduation, he attended San Diego State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in City Planning and Urban Development. Mr. Hall worked for the City of Long Beach for 5 years with the Planning, Building and Economic Development Department. In addition, he oversaw the city’s small business lending program.
Mr. Hall worked for several years in Public Finance which lead to private banking in 1996. Through time and experience with Commercial Banker, he is now the Vice President with JP Morgan Chase Business Lending. He negotiates real estate purchases, 1031 exchanges, SBA Financing and Franchise Financing. He manages a portfolio of over $150,000,000.00 in assets.
Mr. Hall has received several small business lending awards over the past 10 years. Even with his changeling work schedules, he still finds time to volunteer with the Special Olympics, St. Timothy, the Downtown Mission of Los Angeles, Adopt a Student Mentoring Program and sits on the Board of Director’s for Lifeline Education Charter School as the Board President and coaches Los Alamitos Little League Baseball Team.
John Paul Williams III, Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Williams grew up in Compton, CA, after graduating from high school, Mr. Williams continued his education at Cal State Dominguez Hills.
While attending College, Mr. Williams and a few of his entrepreneur friends started a pager company in the early 90’s. Subsequently, he began working for Hi Tech Termite Inc. After a few years of service, he became the District Manager for the Northern California Region. After some time he became the CEO/Owner of Hi Tech Termite servicing the Northern and Southern California areas. He has 40 employees that work directly under his management and his company grossed $4,000,000.00 annually.
With Mr. Williams business experience he adventured out and earned more of a title for himself. He’s the General Partner of Velma May Campbell Land Holdings and the CEO for Parrians of California.
Mr. Williams' hobbies include Camping, Hiking, and Fishing. He has a love for the youth which led to him sitting on the Board of Directors for Lifeline Education Charter School. He’s very excited about making a change in the community.
Teresa Sandoval, Parent Liaison
Mrs. Sandoval is a pillar in the community. She is a full-time parent of 7 children, 10 grandchildren, and a wife. Even with her busy schedule, she is a Member of the Choir at Our Lady of Victory Church where she volunteers a lot of her time. She assists the church with food banks, carnivals and community events.
Mrs. Sandoval is dedicated to many community projects throughout the City of Compton. She also volunteers a minimum of 20 hours per week at Lifeline Education Charter School. She assists with special events, serves lunch and sits on the Site Advisory Committee.
Ana Pimental, Board Member
Bio coming soon.