Brian Gonzalez is the 2020-2021 Rotary Club of Fortuna President.
Brian joined Rotary three years ago to get involved with our local club to help serve our community. Brian is no stranger to Service above self as he is the Fortuna Business Improvement District Board Vice President. Brian joined the FBID Board in 2015 when he was working as the branch manager of Wells Fargo Bank, representing the Redwood Village Merchants Association. He is now the Branch Manager of US Bank representing the Downtown Merchants. Brian is very involved in the community and is a member of the Wild Souls Ranch board, among many other community panels, and has been a youth sports coach many times.
After attending American University in Washington D.C. for some time, at age 21 life brought him to Santa Rosa, California where he has resided since.
One day in 2011 on a business appointment he was asked about Rotary and shortly thereafter joined the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa and the journey began. World Community Service Chair, Club President, PETS Sgt. at Arms, Zone Institute guest, AG, and now District Governor 2020-2021.
He has been very blessed in so many ways! His three adult children all live locally as do four grandchildren. Family time together grows more meaningful every year. The oldest granddaughter, now 12, even got run a meeting of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa when Doug served as President in 2015-2016 and wants to know when she can join Rotary!
Since 1986 Doug has worked at Discovery Office Systems and plans to continue working there full time even when serving as District Governor. Discovery Office Systems provides the latest in business technology such as IT services, digital content management, print/scan solutions, VoIP telephony and more.