Looking Back on Governor’s Successful Mission to Mexico

Back in the United States after the Governor’s Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico, many delegates have been reporting follow-up activities.

Links and photos continue to be added to th​e California-Mexico Mission blog of the California Chamber of Commerce.

The four-day mission to Mexico, July 27–30, was organized by the CalChamber with the help of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education.

The highly packed schedule included high-level meetings between Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Mexico government officials, including Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs and representatives of the ministries of environment and natural resources, education, energy and economy.

Traveling with the Governor was a 150-member delegation, including CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, Vice President of International Affairs Susanne T. Stirling (who spearheaded the organization efforts) and foundation Treasurer Larry Dicke, CalChamber executive vice president, finance and CFO.

The diverse delegation also included members of the Governor’s Cabinet, legislators, and business, economic development, investment and policy leaders.

Twenty-nine CalChamber member companies were represented on the business delegation accompanying the Governor, including BP America; Sempra Energy; NRG Energy, Inc; Paramount Farming Company/Roll Global; SeaWorld San Diego; and Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

Special thanks go to mission sponsors AES Corporation, the Environmental Defense Fund, Peak Travel Group, Sempra Energy and the Wine Institute.

Full coverage of the daily activities of business delegates, including photos and news links, appears on the CalChamber California-Mexico Mission blog http://california-mexicomission.calchamber.com.

Staff Contact: Susanne Stirling​

Susanne T. Stirling
Susanne T. Stirling, vice president, international affairs, has headed CalChamber international activities for more than four decades. She is an appointee of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the National Export Council, and serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Policy Committee, the California International Relations Foundation, and the Chile-California Council. Originally from Denmark, she studied at the University of Copenhagen and holds a B.A. in international relations from the University of the Pacific, where she served as a regent from 2012 to 2021. She earned an M.A. from the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. See full bio.