Chair: Gwen Earle
Co-Chair: Sahily Federico
Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12:00 p.m.
The Ambassador Committee is a sub-committee which is our “Welcome” committee.
Committee Members: Gwen Earle, Sahily Federico, Ellen Aubel, Clay Bock, Mary Ann Bock, Susie Clisson, Wendy Hu, Becky Kohl, Van Nguyen Gordon, Pam Macneil, Sunny Ruvalcaba-Medel, Samantha Vargas McCullagh, Cindy Spindle, and Joanna Zhou.
Business & Education Committee
Chair: Dr. True McMahan, MD
Co-Chair: Ann Sebek
Meets the 3rd Friday of the month at 12:00 p.m.
This Committee develops programs to promote business in the City of Garden Grove. The Committee develops publications and information pieces that are distributed to the business community to inform and advise. Shall make recommendations to City Hall on ways to improve business climate. This Committee shall promote communications between the business community, local colleges and the Garden Grove Unified School District to enhance the understanding and inter-relationship between the schools and business. It shall develop and promote programs to encourage participation on the part of businesses to become involved in the educational process of future local leaders.
Committee Members: Dr. True McMahan, Ann Sebek, Corrine Allen, Kelly Anvari, Myra Clarke, Susie Clisson, Nancy Jones, Merry Kim, Rick Rowe, Christina Sepulveda, Cindy Spindle, Anthony Stone, and Dr. Derek Vergara.
Community Affairs Committee
Chair: J.J. Jauregui
Co-Chair: Stephanie Nguyen-Yu
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 9:00 a.m.
This Committee produces all Chamber fundraising events as well as other Chamber events that take place in the community. The key events during the year are the State of the City Luncheon, GGCF/Chamber Golf Classic, Gala, and Bowling Tournament.
Committee Members: J.J. Jauregui, Stephanie Nguyen-Yu, Liviu Barna, Susie Clisson, Robert Emanuel, Sahily Federico, Elaine Myers, Andrew Perry, Cindy Spindle, and Louis Teng.
Chair: Jim DeMaio
No meeting date set
This Committee produces monthly reports to Board of Directors of Chamber Finances and Annual Budget Report.
Committee Members: Jim DeMaio, Bob Marsh, Susie Clisson, and Cindy Spindle.
Government Affairs Committee
Chair: Dr. Les Malo
Co-Chair: Bob Marsh
Meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 7:30 a.m.
This Committee shall evaluate legislation, at all levels, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors to ascertain the Board’s position on all legislative matters. The Committee shall promote the business point of view and support issues that are good for the membership as a whole. Shall develop and implement programs that encourage economic growth and a strong business climate in the City, County, and State.
Committee Members: Dr. Les Malo, Bob Marsh, Clay Bock, Susie Clisson, Jim DeMaio, Larry Dick, Gary Gong, Errol Giuliano, Joe Hammer, Farid Kalantar, Russel J LoBue, Charles A Mitchell Jr, Elaine Myers, Cindy Spindle, John Salkowski, and Sandy Thomas.
Chair: Jon Glant
Co-Chair: Farid Kalantar
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
This Committee develops and implements programs to retain members, develop new members and increase membership participation. Committee meets at a different Garden Grove Restaurant each month.
Committee Members: Jon Glant, Farid Kalantar, Efrain Davalos, Jr., Tim Ibrahim, Sunny Ruvalcaba-Medel, and Cindy Spindle.
Social Media & Marketing Committee
Chair: Janet Leasure
Co-Chair: Kit Gutierrez
Meets the 1st Monday of each month at 12:00 p.m.
This Committee develops and implements what social media outlets to promote the Chamber. The Committee shall come up with themes for our bi-annual magazine.
Committee Members: Janet Leasure, Susie Clisso, Kit Gutierrez, Andrew Perry, Sunny Ruvalcaba-Medel, and Cindy Spindle.