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 34 elected directors plus 10 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.


Board of Directors


Chair of the Board, Nicole Mihalka
Managing Director, JLL

Immediate Past Chair, Dwayne Gathers
President & CEO, Gathers Strategies, Inc.

Senior Vice Chair, Lupita Sanchez-Cornejo
Director of External Affairs, AT&T

Secretary, Matt Fritch
Vice President, Global Security, Environmental, Health and Safety (SEHS)

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

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, Shawn Covell

Vice Chair of Team, London Kemp
Director, Studio Real Estate & Facilities, Amazon

Vice Chair of Tourism, Kim Weedmark
Vice President, Special Events and Group Sales, 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
Co-Founder and CRO, Eternal Fleur

Vice Chair of Economic Development, Lea Sandoval
Senior Vice President, Asset Management, Kilroy Realty


Paul Audley, President, Film L.A., Inc.
Deborah Bordeaux, Senior Vice President, First Choice Bank
Brian Folb, Partner, Paramount Contractors & Developers
Mary Gallagher, President, Los Angeles City College
John Gile, CEO, John L. Gile & Associates
Sofia Gresen, Senior Vice President, City National Bank
William Grice, Senior Vice President, Kaiser Permanente
Ray Hahn, Global Group Chief Operating Officer, CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
Michael Hilty, Director, AF Gilmore Company
Richard Howard, Executive VP & COO, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings
Bill Humphrey, Senior Vice President, Sunset Bronson Studios
Don Jacinto, Managing Director, The Hollywood Roosevelt
Yuko Kaifu, President, Japan House LA
Sharon Keyser, SVP – Government Relations & Planning, ViacomCBS
Mairead Lawrenson, EA Office of the EVP & CFO, Universal Music Group/ Capitol Music
Pamela Marcelo, Senior Director, Government & Public Affairs, Hollywood Burbank Airport
Wade Milne, CFO, Buck Design, LLC
Ed Murphy, VP, General Manager, H & H Retail Owner, LLC
Jerry Neuman, Partner, DLA Piper, LLC
Otto Padron, President/COO, Meruelo Media
Chris Payton, Director of Special Event Sales, Palladium


Oscar Arslanian, President, Arslanian and Associates, Inc.
Donelle Dadigan, President / Founder, Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building
Daniel Halden, Director, HEART of Hollywood, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, CD-13 City Hall Office             
Fariba Kalantari DDS, President/Owner, Famous Hollywood Dental Care
Kristopher Larson, President & CEO, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance
Patti MacJennett, LA Tourism Bureau   
Cory Palka, Retired Commander, LAPD
Marty Shelton, Vice President, NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate
Michelle Sobrino Stearns, President & Group Publisher, Variety
Jeff Zarrinnam, President/CEO, Hollywood Hotel