CalChamber Staff

Executive Leadership

Directing the policies adopted by the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is an experienced executive staff led by Allan Zaremberg, president and chief executive officer.

Allan Zaremberg
President and Chief Executive Officer

Dave Kilby
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Larry Dicke
Executive Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer

Jeanne Cain
Executive Vice President, Policy

Martin R. Wilson
Executive Vice President, Public Affairs

Executive Team

Collectively, the CalChamber executive leadership brings to its assignment a depth and breadth of knowledge from decades of experience at upper levels of management in the public and private sectors.

Ann Amioka
Vice President, Communications

Drew Savage
Vice President, Corporate Relations

Susanne Thorsen Stirling
Vice President, International Affairs

Erika Frank
Vice President, Legal Affairs, and General Counsel

Russell Lahodny
Vice President, Local Chamber Relations

Denise Davis
Vice President, Media Relations and External Affairs

Karen Olson
Vice President, Marketing

Policy Advocates

The CalChamber public policy team is led by Jeanne Cain, executive vice president, policy.

Jennifer Barrera
Policy Advocate (Labor and Employment, Legal, Taxation)

Marti Fisher
Policy Advocate (Unemployment Insurance, Immigration, Occupational Safety, Tourism)

Louinda V. Lacey
Policy Advocate (Environmental Policy, Housing and Land Use, Product Regulation)

Amy Mmagu
Policy Advocate (Climate Change, Energy, Environmental Regulation)

Valerie Nera
Policy Advocate (Agriculture, Water, Resources, Telecommunications, Crime, Banking and Finance)

Karen Sarkissian
Policy Advocate (Health Care, Education)

Cathy Mesch
Grassroots Coordinator

Policy Support Staff

Legal Affairs

The Legal Affairs Department is headed by Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank. Through their active involvement, Frank and her team are first to know when and how changes in law affect employers.

Erika Frank
Vice President, Legal Affairs, and General Counsel

Heather Wallace
Associate General Counsel

Gail Cecchettini Whaley
Employment Law Counsel/Content

Erika Pickles
Employment Law Counsel/HR Adviser

Labor Law Helpline

Our HR advisers are highly qualified and experienced professionals who support California employers on labor, employment and human resources issues.