Chamber Executives in the News

The West Seattle (WA) Chamber has appointed Julia Jordan as its new CEO. Jordan previously served as the president/CEO of the Auburn (WA) Chamber.

Rana Ghadban has been announced as the new president/CEO of the Hollywood (CA) Chamber. Ghadban most recently served as the president/CEO of the Simi Valley (CA) Chamber. Ghadban replaces Leron Gubler, who retired after leading the chamber for 26 years.

The Ripon (CA) Chamber has promoted Kelly Donohue to the position of president/CEO. Donohue previously served as the business development/finance director for the chamber.

Bret Schanzenbach has been selected as the new CEO of the Carlsbad (CA) Chamber. Schanzenbach has served as the CEO of the Vista (CA) Chamber since 2009. He replaces Ted Owen, who retired after 15 years at the chamber.

The San Luis Obispo (CA) Chamber has chosen Jim Dantona to serve as its new president/CEO. Dantona previously served as the chief of staff for Los Angeles City Council member Nury Martinez.

Corey Kearsley is the new president/CEO of the Sherwood Area (OR) Chamber. Kearsley most recently served as the director of sales for the Washington County Visitors Association.

The Salem Area (OR) Chamber has chosen Tom Hoffert as its new CEO. Hoffert previously worked for Don Pancho Authentic Mexican Foods and was a staff member of the chamber in the past.

Katie Stice, IOM, has been named the new executive director of the Rancho Mirage (CA) Chamber. Stice previously served as the chief of staff for the Greater Coachella Valley (CA) Chamber.

The Fountain Valley (CA) Chamber has hired Memory Bartlett as its new president/CEO. Bartlett replaces Mary Parsons, who has retired.

Jonathan Rodriguez has been chosen as the new president/CEO of the Irwindale (CA) Chamber. Rodriguez replaces Marlene Carney, who has retired.

The Tempe (AZ) Chamber is one of five chambers selected to participate in the U.S. Chamber’s Career Readiness Lab. Each chamber will receive $95,000 to implement a work-based learning program in its community.