The Chamber’s Board of Directors establishes policy and direction to ensure that the Chamber’s mission and strategic vision are achieved and member needs are best served.

Composed of 21 local business and community leaders, 19 of whom are elected by the membership to serve staggered two-year terms, one is a designated member, and one is appointed for a one-year term by the Chair of the Board.

The Board of Directors meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month and the Chair of the Board presides over all meetings. The Executive Committee exercises the powers of the Board between Board meetings, including leadership in key areas of the Chamber.

The Executive Committee consists of the Chair of the Board, Treasurer, Board Counsel, Past Chairperson of the Board and Vice Chairs of the main divisions of the Chamber, Economic Development, Legislative Affairs, Membership and Vision.

The committees, councils and task forces of the Chamber serve as advisory bodies and provide guidance to the Board of Directors. This input does not become Chamber policy or action without Board approval.

Your 2020 Board of Directors

  1. Wendy Wendt, First 5 – SLO County
  2. Jim Duffy, Ten Over Studio, Inc.
  3. Joe Benson, Carmel & Naccasha 
  4. Dave Juhnke, McCormick Barstow, LLP
  5. Lee Johnson, AccuAir Suspension
  6. Ty Safreno, Trust Automation
  7. Jesse Dundon, Hathway
  8. Pat Mullen, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  9. Ryan Caldwell, Wacker Wealth Partners, LLC
  10. Jessica Darin, Cal Poly
  11. Kelly Donohue, Wilshire Health & Community Services
  12. Liz Summer, SESLOC
  13. Leigh Woolpert, Biddle Ranch
  14. Jill Stearns, Cuesta College
  15. Stacey White, Mode Associates
  16. Shelley Stuckey, Doggie Salon and Spa
  17. Courtney Haile, R.A.C.E. Matters
  18. LeBren Harris, Hampton Inn & Suites SLO
  19. Hillary Trout, iFixit
  20. Jessica Steely, Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc.
  21. Clint Pearce, Madonna Enterprises

Executive Committee

Chairperson of the Board

Hillary Trout, iFixit

Immediate Past Chairperson of the Board

Clint Pearce, Madonna Enterprises

Vice-Chair, Legislative Affairs

Wendy Wendt, First 5 – SLO County

Vice-Chair, Economic Development

Kelly Donohue, Wilshire Health

Vice-Chair, Membership Services

LeBren Harris, Hampton Inn & Suites SLO

Vice-Chair, Vision

Ty Safreno, Trust Automation


Jessica Steely, Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc.


Dave Juhnke, McCormick Barstow, LLP