Bryan Silveira Joins OA Board

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Local business owner and new OA board member Bryan Silveira.

    Bryan Silveira, an eight-year Orinda resident who opened a State Farm office in town a year ago, joined The Orinda Association (OA) Board of Directors on Aug. 12.
    “We’re always on the lookout for good people to add to our board of directors,” says OA Board Member Cindy Powell. “Bryan brings a wealth of experience to the board not only as a local business owner but also from his travels with Farmers Insurance during his 27-plus year tenure with that organization.”
    “I learned so much about various communities when dealing with Farmers’ large loss department,” Silveira explains. “I would go from one natural disaster to another helping people deal with the devastation from wildfires, floods and other catastrophes. While it was very rewarding work, I missed not getting more involved with my own community here in Orinda.”
    Silveira left his position with Farmers and started his own business. “It was fortuitous that Cindy Powell as the Orinda Chamber of Commerce’s executive director set up the ribbon-cutting for my State Farm office. She’s also on the OA Board and got me interested in all the valuable work the OA does for Orinda.”
    Since opening his office on Orinda Way, Silveira has sponsored numerous local programs, including Miramonte Football, the OA’s July Fourth celebration and the Orinda Classic Car Show. Now, as an OA board member, he says he hopes to become more actively involved as a volunteer.
    “My family has really enjoyed the Fourth of July parade each year, and I look forward to being more involved with the preparations to make it happen next year,” says Silveira. “I’ve also always loved cars and, given the business I’m in, volunteering with the car show is a perfect fit.”
    Silveira lives with his wife, Julie, a former college and professional tennis player who still plays every day, his son Henry, a fifth-grader at Glorietta Elementary School and his daughter Maddie, a sixth-grader at Orinda Intermediate School. To reach Silveira, call 925-317-3804 or email bryan@silveirainsurance.com.

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