June 2018

Ed Franklin has been named the executive director of the Poway (CA) Chamber. Franklin has held the position on an interim basis since October 2017. Franklin is also the vice president of sales for Allstate Moving Systems.

The Scottsdale Area (AZ) Chamber has named Mark Stanton as its new president/CEO. Stanton previously served as chief of staff for Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek and deputy director of the Arizona Office of Tourism.

Amanda Blackwood is the new president/CEO of the Sacramento Metro (CA) Chamber. Blackwood is the owner and managing partner of OE Consulting Group.

The Greater Irvine (CA) Chamber received the Presidential “E” Award for Export Service from the Secretary of Commerce at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award was granted to nine companies and organizations that made a significant contribution to assisting and facilitating export activities.