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December 25, 2012 > Roast and Toast

Roast and Toast

By Sherri Souza

Incoming President Greg Jones graduated from Central Washington University with a Business Administration degree, aged 20, before becoming the youngest commissioned officer in the US Air Force with which he served world wide. Following service in the Air Force, he embarked on a government career and earned his Masters in Public Administration at Cal State University, Hayward. He was Assistant City Manager for the City of Concord and City Manager for the cities of Chico and Hayward before joining the real estate industry in 2010. He was elected to Hayward City Council in June 2012.

Preiyaa Anand was born in Roorkee, India, and grew up with her paternal grandparents, parents and younger brother in Chandigarh (northern India). She met her spiritual Guru when she was seven years old and grew up under his guidance and blessings. Anand was educated at The Lawrence School Sanawar, Shimla Hills. Founded by the British in 1847, it is one of the top five boarding schools in India and the oldest coed boarding school in the world. In 1999, she graduated from Chandigarh's Punjab University with a Science Major. In 1999, Anand met her husband, who works for Oracle Corp, and married and moved to Redwood City a year later. Her son Madhu was born in 2002. She moved to Fremont in 2003.

Eliane Selwan has been a REALTOR since November 2007. Prior to obtaining her real estate license, she spent 15 years at home raising her three children. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a MBA in Computer Information Systems and speaks English, French, German and Arabic.

The WCR Tri Cities Chapter also presented LIFE ElderCare's Executive Director Patricia Osage with a donation from the Chapter's Casino Royale charity fundraiser held in August 2012. Magnolia Women's Recovery Program, Inc. is also a beneficiary.

Besides empowering female REALTORS to become successful in their chosen career, members of the WCR Tri Cities Chapter are dedicated to maintaining the highest professional standards and best practices in the real estate industry. The Chapter meets monthly and presents an educational program of speakers to enable its members to better serve their clients.

For more information about the Women's Council of REALTORS (WCR) Tri Cities Chapter, visit or call (510) 886-2662. For 2013 sponsorship opportunities, contact Greg Jones at (510) 881-1234 ext. 105 or email

For details about LIFE ElderCare, call (510) 574-2090 or visit For information about Magnolia Women's Recovery Program, call (510) 487-2910 or visit www.

Simon Wong contributed to this report

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