CalChamber Announces New Chief of Staff for Policy

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that Ben Golombek will join the organization January 17, 2022 as Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff for Policy.

In the role, Golombek will head up CalChamber’s policy staff, providing strategic oversight and management of CalChamber’s legislative and regulatory priorities.

Most recently, Golombek served as the West Region Vice President for Public Affairs for AT&T, where he managed a team of 20 to create and implement legislative campaigns and media strategies to educate and influence lawmakers, regulators and consumers for eight states including California. Golombek has previous experience serving as Chief of Staff to three members of the California State Assembly, including the Chairs of the Revenue and Taxation, and Appropriations Committees. Prior to his State Capitol experience, Golombek worked at Los Angeles City Hall, where he served as Deputy City Controller, Communications Director for a City Councilmember and Deputy Press Secretary for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Golombek graduated from Northwestern University, has an MBA from UC Davis and completed the prestigious Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs.

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