President & CEO
Inland Empire Community Foundation
In April 2018, the Foundation hired Ms. Decker as our new President/CEO. Over the last 27 years Ms. Decker has held leadership positions in community economic development and has specialized in rebuilding or constructing nonprofit development organizations in both urban and rural communities. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Decker was the CEO of Rural Action a membership based community development corporation in Appalachian, Ohio, working to build a more just economy through leadership development, social enterprises and environmental restoration.
AVP, Community Relations Foundation Consultant
Wells Fargo & Company
As a Wells Fargo Foundation Manager, Flor manages the philanthropic activities in the Inland Empire, Imperial County and the five central coastal counties. Together with committed business leaders, she helps make investments in our communities that transform lives, and uplift communities.
She has more than 20 years’ experience working in various fields including: Community Investment, Philanthropy, Customer Service Management & Operations, and Communications.
In her current role, she advocates for greater equity for academic opportunities for low-income and ethnic students, and for making impactful investments to nonprofit partners that help build stronger communities.
She is passionate about her family, traveling, easy cooking, advocating for people with special needs, and living in a more compassionate manner.
Flor has a BA in Psychology from Cal Poly Pomona, and lives in Diamond Bar with her husband Mauricio and her four beautiful children.
VP, Community Relations Manager
Inland Empire Market
Bank of America
As Vice President, Community Relations Manager for Bank of America, Cathy Paredes is responsible for implementing the Environmental, Social, and Governance strategy that drives employee engagement and leverages community partnerships to realize brand favorability and revenue growth in the region.
Cathy joined Bank of America in 2010. In her role, she works with the market’s leadership teams – including executives from all Enterprise businesses – and her national business partners to deliver the bank’s brand in the two county area of Riverside and San Bernardino in California. She is responsible for strategic local delivery of the bank’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, strategic community engagement, charitable giving and sponsorship activities.
Before joining Bank of America, Cathy was the vice president for Communications and Public Affairs at Merrill Lynch, where she managed and implemented Merrill Lynch’s California Partnership for Economic Achievement, a ten-year program designed to create economic opportunities in California’s diverse ethnic communities. She began her career in public affairs working for the Los Angeles Federal Reserve Bank.
Cathy serves on the board of the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council, an organization that serves over 13,000 girls in the region. She also serves on the board of the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Inland Empire Funder’s Alliance and Women United of Arrowhead United Way. She is the current chair of the Business Education Partnership Council of the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce.
A native of Los Angeles, she graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in finance. She now calls Riverside home.