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Christopher Major

Founder/President

Novato Chess Club

My Story

Chris holds a Clear Level II Education Specialist Credential from the University of San Francisco 2003. 

He taught special education at the K-12 level for 18 years. Chris worked for 13 years in the field of insurance risk management, real estate finance and construction estimating.

In 1983, he earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Economics (B.S.E.) from Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC).  He earned a high school diploma from Moreau Catholic High School in 1979. He played 4 years for the Saint Mary’s College baseball program. Chris earned Most Improved Player honors, and was a West Coast Conference Baseball honorable mention selection in 1981. 

Chris is forever grateful to Dr. Miles McAfee, Tom Brown, and Brother Mel Anderson, (President, Saint Mary’s College, 1969-97) for their Lasallian outreach.

He remains an active member of the Saint Mary’s College Alumni Association

 

Chris joined Rotary in 2010. He is a member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor, he served as Program Chair and Youth Services Director in 2013.  He served in Colima, Mexico for Project Amigo, his first Rotary mission. He believes in the 4-way test and how Rotary can transforms lives. 

In March 2013, he traveled to Jinja, Uganda, and Lokoja, Nigeria speaking with African Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors on the global mission of Rotary; and community service. 

In August 2012, Chris graduated from the Master Potential Rotary Leadership Seminar (PRLS),  he is a faculty trainer for Masters PRLS, teaching future Rotary leaders on “How To Lead An Effective Meeting” and “Communication” skills. 

In 2010, he graduated from Leadership San Ramon Valley.

Board of Directors

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Roderick J. Roche – Sunpower Corporation, Richmond

Rod is a real estate developer, and a construction management executive with over 20 years of experience. Rod is currently serving as a Senior Manager for SunPower Corporation, delivering high-performance solar electric systems for commercial and utility scale customers in North America.

Rod is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College of California ’85, attaining a Master of Business Administration in Finance.  He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Economics and Business in Administration ’85.

Rod played professionally for Los Angeles Dodgers minor-league organization, he played collegiate baseball at Saint Mary’s College as a (3) year starter.

He is married with two lovely children.