Charles Crumpley is one of VICA's Vice Chairs and serves on the VICA Board of Directors.
Charles Crumpley has been the editor of the
San Fernando Valley Business Journal since 2016. Prior to this, Charlie served as editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal for 10 years. He was named L.A.'s News Person of the Year in 2015, and received the Justice Armand Arabian Leaders in Public Service Award in 2019. Charlie's pre-pandemic hobbies includes visiting museums, enjoying Asian cuisine, and watching baseball and football games. Charlie has exactly one Barry Manilow song in his playlist, but can't seem to explain why.
Tell us about your experience with VICA, how has VICA been valuable for you?
One truly strong aspect of VICA is that it keeps you informed of upcoming statutes and ordinances that could affect the way you work and what you do. The staff is amazing at identifying business-impacting legislation early in the process, and the organization exists to give us a voice in shaping legislation. Or at least it gives us a voice to register our objection.
If you were to tell a peer or friend about VICA, what would be your sales pitch?
The organization is great at keeping you informed of statutes and ordinances that affect the way you do business. And the networking is unparalleled because the membership is made up of influential and engaged business people.
What is your favorite experience or memory with VICA?
I enjoy hearing topical issues from newsmakers. And the drinking and noshing with fellow members is always fun.
Has your company made commitments or taken action to support employees and/or the community during the COVID-19 pandemic?
You know, we've tried to continue working as normally as possible. Just carrying out our usual duties seems to be fulfilling and, I hope, somewhat helpful.