Executive Team

Executive Team

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Barrera
President and Chief Executive Officer

Nikki Ellis, Senior Administrative Assistant to the President and CEO


Allan Zaremberg,
President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)

Executive Vice Presidents


Corporate Affairs: Dave Kilby, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Corporate Affairs serves as a liaison with CalChamber major members, in addition to encompassing activities such as CalChamber corporate secretary and Board relations.


Finance: Larry Dicke, Executive Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer
The Finance Department is responsible for interpreting and reporting all financial information timely and accurately, controlling and protecting assets, and maintaining a sound and reliable computer system and hardware infrastructure for CalChamber.

Government Relations: Jennifer Barrera, President and Chief Executive Officer
The Public Policy Unit is responsible for all public policy and regulatory legislative issues. Policy staff also direct the work of CalChamber policy committees.


Public Affairs: Martin R. Wilson, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs
The Public Affairs Department is responsible for the CalChamber’s political activities, including its Public Affairs Council, ChamberPAC, CalBusPAC and JobsPAC, as well as the Candidate Recruitment and Development Program.

Executive Team


Communications: Ann Amioka, Vice President, Communications
The Communications Department is responsible for producing CalChamber’s legislative publications and related communications, including Alert.


Corporate Affairs: Drew Savage, Vice President, Corporate Relations
Corporate Relations focuses on working with the CalChamber’s larger members, and those companies and individuals whose primary interest is affecting public policy at the highest levels.

Susanne Stirling

International Trade: Susanne Thorsen Stirling, Vice President, International Affairs
The department’s priority issues include support for negotiating fair and equitable market access for state agricultural and manufactured products, as well as services.

Denise Davis

Media Relations Denise Davis, Vice President, Media Relations and External Affairs
The Media Relations Department ensures that the CalChamber’s positions on public policy issues — in the legislative, regulatory or judicial arenas — are well-known to the media and to the public.

California Foundation for Commerce and Education


Loren Kaye

Loren Kaye, President
The California Foundation for Commerce and Education is affiliated with the California Chamber of Commerce and serves as a “think tank” for the California business community. The Foundation is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the California business climate and private enterprise