Executive Team

President and Chief Executive Officer


Allan Zaremberg, President and Chief Executive Officer

Debi Hobson, Executive Assistant to the President

Executive Vice Presidents


Corporate Affairs: Dave Kilby, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Corporate Affairs serves as a liaison with CalChamber major members, in addition to encompassing activities such as CalChamber corporate secretary and Board relations.


Finance: Larry Dicke, Executive Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer
The Finance Department is responsible for interpreting and reporting all financial information timely and accurately, controlling and protecting assets, and maintaining a sound and reliable computer system and hardware infrastructure for CalChamber.

Jeanie Cain

Government Relations: Jeanne Cain, Executive Vice President, Policy
The Public Policy Unit is responsible for all public policy and regulatory legislative issues. Policy staff also direct the work of CalChamber policy committees


Public Affairs: Martin R. Wilson, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs
The Public Affairs Department is responsible for the CalChamber’s political activities, including its Public Affairs Council, ChamberPAC, CalBusPAC and JobsPAC, as well as the Candidate Recruitment and Development Program.

Executive Team


Communications: Ann Amioka, Vice President, Communications
The Communications Department is responsible for producing CalChamber’s legislative publications and related communications, including Alert.


Corporate Affairs: Drew Savage, Vice President, Corporate Relations
Corporate Relations focuses on working with the CalChamber’s larger members, and those companies and individuals whose primary interest is affecting public policy at the highest levels.

Susanne Stirling

International Trade: Susanne Thorsen Stirling, Vice President, International Affairs
The department’s priority issues include support for negotiating fair and equitable market access for state agricultural and manufactured products, as well as services.


Legal Affairs: Erika Frank, Vice President, Legal Affairs, and General Counsel
The Legal Affairs Department reviews and participates in court cases having a broad impact on California’s economy and business climate.


​​L​ocal Chamber Relations: Russell Lahodny, Vice President, Local Chamber Relations
The Local Chamber Relations Department is responsible for local chamber relations and staffs the Western Association of Chamber Executives and Southern California Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives programs.


Marketing: Karen Olson, Vice President, Marketing
The Marketing Department develops strategies for promoting CalChamber products and services to current and potential customers and members.

Denise Davis

Media Relations: Denise Davis, Vice President, Media Relations and External Affairs
The Media Relations Department ensures that the CalChamber’s positions on public policy issues — in the legislative, regulatory or judicial arenas — are well-known to the media and to the public.