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 2021 Board of Directors

  1. Joe Benson, Carmel & Naccasha, LLP
  2. Brad Brechwald, Wallace Group
  3. Jeff Buckingham, Digital West
  4. Cheryl Cuming, Highway 1 Discovery Route
  5. Jessica Darin, Cal Poly
  6. Kelly Donohue, K Donohue Photography
  7. Tim Dossa, Glenn Burdette
  8. Courtney Haile, R.A.C.E. Matters SLO
  9. LeBren Harris, Hampton Inn & Suites SLO
  10. Bryan Idler, Idler’s Home
  11. Dave Juhnke, Andre, Morris, and Buttery
  12. Brendan Morris, Morris & Garritano Insurance
  13. Stephanie Stackhouse, SLO Yoga Center
  14. Dr. Jill Stearns, Cuesta College
  15. Jessica Steely, Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc.
  16. Liz Summer, SESLOC Federal Credit Union
  17. Hillary Trout, iFixit
  18. Mary Verdin, Verdin
  19. Wendy Wendt, First 5 SLO County
  20. Phyllis Wong, Modern Broker, Inc.
  21. Leigh Woolpert, Biddle Ranch Vineyard

Executive Committee

Chairperson of the Board

Jessica Steely, Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc.

Immediate Past Chairperson of the Board

Hillary Trout, iFixit

Vice-Chair, Legislative Affairs

Joe Benson, Carmel & Naccasha, LLP

Vice-Chair, Economic Development

Brad Brechwald, Wallace Group

Vice-Chair, Membership Services

LeBren Harris, Hampton Inn & Suites SLO

Vice-Chair, Vision

Jeff Buckingham, Digital West

Treasurer

Liz Summer, SESLOC Federal Credit Union

Secretary

Dave Juhnke, McCormick Barstow, LLP