Representing the general membership of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is a Board of Directors, which meets on a monthly basis (except in August and December). The Board consists of 36 elected directors plus 12 honorary directors. Twelve members of the Board of Directors serve on its Executive Committee, operating the business of the Chamber between monthly meetings. The Chamber has a professional staff, which carries out the program of work as directed by the Board of Directors.

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Officers 2020-2021

The Hollywood Chamber Board with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti



Chair of the Board, Dwayne Gathers
President & CEO, Gathers Strategies, Inc.

Immediate Past Chair, Donelle Dadigan
President / Founder, Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building

Senior Vice Chair, Nicole Mihalka
Senior Vice President, JLL

Vice Chair of Licensing, Mark Echeverria,
COO/CFO/Proprietor, The Musso & Frank Grill

Vice Chair of Workforce Development, Mark R. Edwards
Vice President of Government Relations, JVS SoCal

Vice Chair of Legislative Action, Matt Fritch
Executive Director, SEHS The MBS Group

Vice Chair of Team, London Kemp
Principal, Metier Inc.

Vice Chair of Tourism, Kim Weedmark
Universal Studios Hollywood

Vice Chair of Healthcare, Ellen Zaman
Director of Community Affairs, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Vice Chair of Walk of Fame Management Committee, Sarah Zurell
Founder/CEO, Sarah Zurell, Inc.

Vice Chair of Economic Development, Timothy Grubbs
President, Communitas Design LLC

Secretary, Lupita Sanchez-Cornejo
Director of External Affairs, AT&T

Treasurer, Michael Gargano, MP Los Angeles
Partner Argent Ventures, MP, Los Angeles


Paul Audley, President, Film L.A., Inc.
Cindy Braun, Consultant, Kraft-Engel Management
Lucy Burghdorf, Director, Public Affairs and Communications, Hollywood Burbank Airport
Susan Cabral-Ebert, President, Local 706 IATSE- Make-Up Artists & HairStylists
Shawn Covell
Brian Folb, Partner, Paramount Contractors & Developers
John Gile, CEO, John L. Gile & Associates
Sofia Gresen, Senior Vice President, City National Bank
William Grice, Kaiser Permanente
Ray Hahn, CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
Mike Harriel, Public Affairs Manager, Southern California Gas Company
Michael Hilty, AF Gilmore Company
Richard Howard, Executive VP & COO, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings
Bill Humphrey, Sunset Bronson Studios
Don Jacinto, Managing Director, The Hollywood Roosevelt
Yuko Kaifu, President, Japan House LA
Ilyanne Morden Kichaven, Los Angeles Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA
Ed Murphy, VP, General Manager, H & H Retail Owner, LLC
Jerry Neuman, Partner, DLA Piper, LLC
Otto Padron, President/COO, Meruelo Media
Wade Milne, Buck Design, LLC
Lea Sandoval, Kilroy Realty


Oscar Arslanian, President, Arslanian and Associates, Inc.
Glenn Becerra, Metro
Daniel Halden, Director, HEART of Hollywood, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, CD-13 City Hall Office             
Fariba Kalantari DDS, Owner, Famous Hollywood Dental Care
Kristopher Larson, President & CEO, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance
Patti MacJennett, LA Tourism Bureau   
Marty Shelton, Vice President, NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate
Jeff Zarrinnam, President/CEO, Hollywood Hotel
Estevan Montemayor, Director of Communications, Councilmember David Ryu, District 4
Michelle Sobrino, Variety Group Publisher & Chief Revenue Officer, Variety