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Gregory Allen

Police Chief Morro Bay

January Dinner Meeting

Gregory Allen has served over 30 years with the Los Angeles Police Department and has spent the last two years with the Greenfield Police Department serving as both Police Commander and acting Police Chief.<br /> City officials said that Allen was selected from a field of 40 applicants in a process closely managed by former Interim Chief Larry Todd and City Manager David Buckingham.<br /> In a press release, Todd praised Allen's leadership and focus on community policing.<br /> ``His leadership skills will serve the employees of the Police Department and the community well. Morro Bay is fortunate to get such a highly-qualified Police Chief,`` Todd said.<br /> Gregory Allen has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Union Institute and University in Los Angeles and a Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College and LAPD's West Point Leadership Program.

Jim Riley

February Speaker

February Dinner Meeting

Biography of James T. Reilly:</p> <p>James Reilly is a 1978 graduate of the US Naval Academy. He served 20 years in the US Navy and was Commanding Officer of the USS Pogy, a nuclear submarine, from 1996 to 1998. He led an unclassified science mission to the North Pole in 1996 and various classified submarine missions in the Western Pacific.</p> <p>After retiring from the Navy he was the 3rd Shift Business Unit Manager for Kraft Foods in Madison Wisconsin at their Oscar Mayer Plant. In 2003 the Reilly family moved to San Luis Obispo and in 2004 James became General Manager of Atlas Copco Mafi-Trench Company LLC. His company has 300 employees and makes turboexpanders which are used in the natural gas refining industry and can also be used to generate geothermal and waste heat energy.</p> <p>In 1992 he met and married his wife Joan, who was a Special Agent for the US Secret Service. She retired from the Secret Service in 2003. They have 2 boys, ages 20and 17.</p> <p>James has a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering and MBA. He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Wisconsin and California. His hobby is building and flying radio controlled airplanes.</p> <p>James will speak about nuclear submarine operations and his time in the US Navy.

Jay Turner

March Speaker

March Dinner Meeting

Born in Anaheim California Jay Turner spent his formative years growing up in Newport, RI.</p> <p>Fascinated by the ocean, Jay was ready to begin his studies in Oceanography at The University of Rhode Island when an opportunity presented itself. This was an opportunity that could not be passed up. Just four days after graduating high school Jay found himself on a bus heading for Cohos New York, just outside of Albany, to become the mate on a 68' motor yacht. The ``Shazam`` was a privately owned pleasure craft who's owner was making ``the trip of a lifetime``. Together with the Shazam's owner Jay would take the vessel to the highest navigable point in North America that a vessel can reach on it's own power. They would spend the summer cruising The Great Lakes and then proceed to head down The Mighty Mississippi to St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, and then around the pan handle of Florida and The Keys and would eventually end up spending the better part of the year cruising The Caribbean.</p> <p>In 1983 Jay would ``jump ship`` and join the crew of a 46' Hatteras Sport Fish heading to Jay's hometown of Newport, RI for The America's Cup Races. Upon his return to his hometown, Jay decided to leave the yachting business behind and refocus on his studies. To make ends meet, Jay became a DJ at some of the most popular night clubs in Southern New England until, in 1989, radio came calling.</p> <p>Jay's first radio gig was at WWKX-FM in Providence, RI, followed by stints at stations all over the country in just about every format. Jay has worked in great cities, like; Providence, RI, New Bedford, MA, Jacksonville, FL, Lancaster, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, and now, at his home for nearly eighteen years, Sunny Country 102.5 FM in Santa Maria. Together with his partner Jessi, Jay co-hosts one of the most popular morning shows on the central coast; ``Jay & Jessi in the Morning``!</p> <p>Jay has two beautiful children, Micheal and Sofia, and eight siblings (did we mention that he is from a Roman Catholic family from just outside of Boston? N'uff said). Jay's father, Ed ``Big Ed`` Brown was a war hero and earned two Purple Hears after survived the worst disaster in US Naval history; the sinking of The USS Indianapolis. Jay's mother was a stay at home mom (hello, NINE kids) and a wonderful homemaker. Both of his parents are now deceased but Jay is very close to his siblings and extended family.</p> <p>Contact Jay via email; jayturner@sunnycountry.com or by phone at; 805-922-1041<br />

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