2010-02-11 / Community

Boys & Girls Club expands its board

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes has recently named Thomas Gurtner and Doug De Groote to its board of governors.

Thomas Gurtner, a native of Switzerland, has served for 20 years in the hotel business. He is regional vice president of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and the general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

Gurtner and his wife, Nui, reside at Sherwood Country Club. They have three grown daughters, Michelle, Tina and Leilani.

Doug De Groote is the managing director and founder of United Wealth Management, a division of United Capital Financial Partners Inc. He is a master certified member of the HS Dent Financial Advisors network.

Prior to starting United Wealth Management, he was a partner at Crowell, Weedon & Co. He also worked as a professional hunter in South Africa, where he learned Zulu and developed a commercial avocado ranch, which he still owns and operates.

De Groote, who earned an MBA from California Lutheran University, and his wife Samantha live in Agoura Hills with their three children.

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