Executive Team: Allan Zaremberg
President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Allan Zaremberg retired as president and chief executive officer of the California Chamber of Commerce at the end of 2021 after 23 years on the job. He took over the top staff position in 1998 after six years as executive vice president and head of CalChamber’s legislative advocacy program.
Supporting policies that give job creators the certainty and stability they need to make investment and hiring decisions has been a priority for Zaremberg. He has headed statewide ballot campaigns to ensure real taxes require a two-thirds vote, to close the legal loophole that permitted shakedown lawsuits, to assure adequate funding for transportation infrastructure, and to oppose anti-business proposals that would have increased the cost of health care, electricity and public works. He led negotiations culminating in adoption of comprehensive reforms of the state workers’ compensation system, endangered species laws and other key issues.
He also guided the CalChamber’s ongoing effort as the leading employment law expert for California businesses to provide products and services that help employers comply with continually changing state and federal laws.
Before joining CalChamber, Zaremberg served as chief legislative advisor to and advocate for Governors George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson.
Zaremberg served as a captain and flight navigator on a KC-135 jet air refueling tanker while in the U.S. Air Force from 1970 to 1975.
He holds a B.S. in economics from Penn State University and a J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, where he was a member of the Law Journal.
Nikki Ellis, Senior Administrative Assistant to the President and CEO
Straight Talk with Allan Zaremberg
CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg outlines the CalChamber position on immigration reform and how a solution could be developed at the CalChamber Capitol Summit on May 31, 2017.