CalChamber Executive Team Announcement

SACRAMENTO, CA —  Jeanne Cain, CalChamber’s Executive Vice President of Policy, has announced that she will be leaving the organization effective February 1.  Cain, a 16-year veteran of the Chamber, will be devoting more time to her responsibilities as President of Fairview Farms, Inc., and will continue as a board member for California Women Lead.  She plans to add other projects in the public policy arena in the coming months.

Upon Cain’s departure, Jennifer Barrera, who has been a Senior Policy Advocate for CalChamber, will assume the role of Senior Vice President of Policy.

“It has been an honor to serve the members of CalChamber over the past 16 years and I am extremely proud of the many accomplishments we have shared,” said Cain.  “This has been a rewarding and fulfilling chapter in my career but I am ready to move into new opportunities.”

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg said, “I have worked with Jeanne for more than 30 years and she has been a tremendous leader for staff, our members and our colleagues in the Capitol.  Jeanne has helped drive some of our biggest successes over the years and she leaves an incredible legacy.”

“I am confident that CalChamber’s impact in the State Capitol will remain strong and effective under Jennifer’s leadership,” said Zaremberg.  “Jennifer has distinguished herself as a successful attorney and policy advocate who has worked diligently on behalf of CalChamber members to protect our business climate.”

The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California.  Membership represents one-quarter of the private sector jobs in California and includes firms of all sizes and companies from every industry within the state.  Leveraging our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations, we provide products and services to help businesses comply with both federal and state law.  CalChamber, a not-for-profit organization with roots dating to 1890, promotes international trade and investment in order to stimulate California’s economy and create jobs.  Please visit our website at


Denise Davis is executive vice president of communications and the CalChamber’s chief liaison with the news media. She oversees communications strategy and outreach, and manages the CalChamber’s involvement in select issue advocacy and ballot measure campaigns. See full bio.