Rickey M. Gelb, managing General Partner of the Gelb Group – A Family of Companies, has been a Valley resident for over 60 years. An extremely active citizen, he is currently Vice-Chairman and Director of First Commerce Bank in Encino. Other activities include Vice-Chairman of the Police Permit Review Panel for LAPD, CFO of the Encino Chamber of Commerce, President of West Valley LAPD Boosters, Treasurer for the Encino BID, Board Member of the L.A. Sheriff’s Foundation, Tarzana Hospital Foundation, Jeopardy Foundation and other Valley non-profit organizations.
Rickey has received over 1000 awards for his community service, including the prestigious Fernando Award, and the Ellis Island Award. He has been the founder of several well-respected luncheons honoring local heroes, citizens, and Valley leaders, including: the Justice Armand Arabian Awards Luncheon, Teachers Luncheon and the “Z” Awards, honoring public employees going above the call of duty. Rickey is married to Robbi for over 42 years and has two married children, Geoffrey and Lisa, as well as three grandchildren, Nikki, Cole and Dakota.