CalChamber Board of Directors

The members of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are elected by the CalChamber’s members and are ranking executives in their organizations, representing many of the state’s leading firms and industries, as well as the small business segment. These executives provide leadership as the CalChamber pursues its aggressive agenda to protect employers’ rights and interests in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and to foster a strong and growing economy in the state and nation.

Executive Committee


Grace Evans Cherashore
Executive Chairwoman
Evans Hotels

First Vice Chair

Mark Jansen
Mark Jansen

President and Chief Executive Officer
Blue Diamond Growers

Second Vice Chair

Donna L. Lucas
Donna L. Lucas

Chief Executive Officer and President
Lucas Public Affairs

Third Vice Chair

Kailesh Karavadra
Kailesh Karavadra

West Growth Markets Leader
Ernst & Young LLP

Immediate Past Chair

Terry MacRae
Terry MacRae

Chief Executive Officer, President and Founder
Hornblower Cruises & Events

Past Chair

Susan Corrales-Diaz
Susan Corrales-Diaz

Systems Integrated

At-Large Member

Gregory S. Bielli
Gregory S. Bielli

President and Chief Executive Officer
Tejon Ranch Company

At-Large Member

Janet Liang
Janet A. Liang

President, Northern California Region
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc.

At-Large MemberJohn Stowell
John A. Stowell

Senior Vice President
The Walt Disney Company

President and Chief Executive Officer

Allan Zaremberg
Allan Zaremberg

Board Members

Charles D. Ahlem
Founding Co-Owner
Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.

Don Antonucci
Senior Vice President, Employer Markets
Blue Shield of California

James L. Arnone
Latham & Watkins LLP

Roger J. Baccigaluppi
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
RB International

Ted J. Balestreri
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Cannery Row Company

Elaine Barden
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Comcast California

Nils Behnke
Partner and Director
Bain & Company

Mark S. Bertrand
Vice President, Space & Defense
Boeing Capital Corporation

Charles S. Birenbaum
Chair, Northern California
Greenberg Traurig

Daniel W. Boyd
Boyd Consulting Services

John F. Boyle
President and Chief Executive Officer
Automobile Club of Southern California

The Honorable Kathleen L. Brown
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Maryam S. Brown
Southern California Gas Company

John R. Buchanan
U.S. Tax Managing Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Michael Cahill
President, Rolling Stock
Siemens Industry, Inc.

Patricia T. Clarey
Chief State Health Programs and Regulatory Relations Officer
Health Net. Inc.

Richard Cohen
Managing Director
Rio Tinto Borates

Sheila Condon
Vice President
Enterprise Services
IBM Corporation

Thomas Conley
Senior Vice President
State Farm Insurance Companies

Michael R. Cunningham
National University

Jeff Dern
PRIDE Industries

Shawn Domeracki
General Manager
Toyota Motor North America

Dorene C. Dominguez
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Vanir Group of Companies Inc.

Timothy S. Dubois
Ciervo Advisors Corporation

Dominic Engels
Chief Executive Officer
Stone Brewing

Robert C. Falkenberg
Chief Executive Officer
California Health Plan, UnitedHealthcare

Michael Feldman
Head of Wealth Markets
Union Bank

Sandra O. Floyd
President and Chief Executive Officer
OUTSOURCE Consulting Services

Vintage Foster
AMF Media Group

Richard B. Fowler II
Chief Operating Officer
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard

David Galasso
Executive Vice President
Wells Fargo

Laurie M. Giammona
Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Dan Gordon
Chief Executive Officer
Gordon Biersch Brewing Company

Lloyd Greif
President and Chief Executive Officer
Greif & Co.

Jennifer M. Haley
Kern Oil & Refining Co.

Jeff Harris
General Manager, Martinez Refinery
Shell Oil Products US

Robert E. Hertzka, M.D.
Anesthesia Service Medical Group

Raymond W. Holdsworth
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Handbook Holdings, Inc.

Mark R. Hutchins
Managing Partner

Rhonda Johnson
AT&T California

John H. Kautz
Kautz Ironstone Vineyards

Kevin P. Kelly
President and Chief Executive Officer
West Valley Construction Company Inc.

Julie Kreger King
Greater Northern California Operations Leader
Antea Group

John W. Koeberer
Co-Owner, Chairman of the Board and President
California Parks Company (Basecamp Hospitality)

Janet W. Lamkin
California President
United Airlines

Jonathan K. Layne
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Michael Lizárraga
President and Chief Executive Officer

John F. Llewellyn
Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries

William M. Lyles
President and Chief Executive Officer
Lyles Diversified, Inc.

Michael Marelli
Vice President, Business Customer Division
Southern California Edison

Jonathan O. Mayes
Senior Vice President
Albertsons Companies

Gregory H. McWilliams
Chief Policy Officer
Five Point Communities

Rudy B. Medina
President, Southern California Market
U.S. Bank

Leslie L. Melburg
Senior Partner-in-Charge-of-Design
Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto Architects

Steven A. Merksamer
Senior Partner
Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross & Leoni, LLP

Derrick Miller
General Manager
Pom Wonderful/The Wonderful Company

Diane D. Miller
Wilcox, Miller & Nelson

Elizabeth Minick
Managing Director, Local Market Executive
Bank of America

Kevin L. Mitchell
Sector Vice President, Global Operations
Northrop Grumman

Glenn D. Morris
Western Association of Chamber Executives
Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce

Christine Moseley
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Full Harvest

Janet Napolitano
University of California

Peter C. Nelson
Chairman of the Board
California Water Service Company

Eloy Ortiz Oakley
California Community Colleges

Sima Patel
Chief Executive Officer
Ridgemont Hospitality

Dr. Richard L. Pattenaude
President Emeritus
Ashford University

Rudolph M. (Rudy) Reyes
West Region Vice President and Associate General Counsel

Frederick R. Ruiz
Chairman Emeritus/Co-Founder
Ruiz Foods

Gary C. Rynearson
Manager, Forest Policy and Sustainability
Green Diamond Resource Company

Donna Sanker
Chief Operating Officer
ampm and ARCO

Susan Savage
Chief Executive Officer
Sacramento River Cats

William R. Sawyers
Senior Vice President
Del Monte Foods

Anthony P. Sciarrino
Segment Head
JPMorgan Chase

David L. Sheridan
Vice President, Remote Sensing
Lockheed Martin

Christina S. Sistrunk
President and Chief Executive Officer
Aera Energy LLC

Richard Svindland
California American Water

Phillip J. Telgenhoff
Field Senior Vice President
Allstate Insurance Company

Eric W. Thornburg
President and Chief Executive Officer
SJW Group and San Jose Water Company

Elliott Troshinsky
President and General Manager

Stan O. Van Vleck
Van Vleck Ranch

Mike Vomund
Vice President, Americas Products West
Chevron Corporation

Michael R. Walker
Executive Vice President
City National Bank

Frank Washington
Chief Executive Officer
Crossings TV

Kenneth H. Weixel
Managing Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Dr. Timothy P. White
The California State University

Arthur C.  Whitney
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pacific West Pharmacy Inc.

Margaret Wong
President and Chief Executive Officer
McWong International, Inc.

Stuart P. Woolf
President and Chief Executive Officer
Woolf Farming & Processing

Martha B. Wyrsch
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Sempra Energy