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 taskforces 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 2017 Board of Directors
1. Jeff Bower, TekTegrity
2 Patrick Mullen, Pacific Gas & Electric
3 Cindy Villa, Cal Poly
4 Steve Rossi, Rossi Enterprises
5 Monica Grant, San Luis Obispo County YMCA
6 Jesse Dundon, Hathway
7 Geri LaChance, SESLOC Federal Credit Union
8 Ty Safreno, Trust Automation
9 Chris Richardson, Richardson Properties Christie’s International Real Estate
10 Deborah Wulff, Cuesta College
11 Clint Pearce, Madonna Enterprises
12 Beth Marino, Glick Haupt Marino LLP.
13 Jim Duffy, Ten Over Studio Inc.
14 Sophie Boban-Doering, Fromagerie Sophie, Co.
15 Naomi Neilson Howard, Native Trails
16 Debby Nicklas, French Hospital Foundation
17 Ben Higgins, Hearst Corporation
18 Ryan Caldwell, Wacker Wealth Partners, LLC.
19 Jessica Steely, Semmes & Co. Builders
20 Dan O’Hare, Glenn Burdette
Chairperson of the Board
Ryan Caldwell, Wacker Wealth Partners, LLC.
Immediate Past Chairperson of the Board
Dan O’Hare, Glenn Burdette
Vice-Chair, Legislative Affairs
Ben Higgins, Hearst Corporation
Vice-Chair, Economic Development
Beth Marino, Glick Haupt Marino LLP.
Vice-Chair, Membership Services
Debby Nicklas, French Hospital Foundation
Clint Pearce, Madonna Enterprizes
Geri LaChance, SESLOC Federal Credit Union
Ty Safreno, Trust Automation