About Us

Mission Statement

The Manhattan Beach Chamber is an association of businesses, other entities and individuals organized to encourage a strong local economy and quality of life by promoting commerce, sound government and an informed membership and community.

Board of Directors

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is comprised of business leaders throughout the South Bay. They represent a diverse group of businesses, ranging from successful home-based businesses to multi-national corporations. Their businesses include a wide variety of products and services. The Directors bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their positions on the Board.

The members of our Board are active in all facets of the organization. They participate in all major events and many individual committee activities. Their businesses are key sponsors of many high-profile Chamber celebrations. Each Director is also responsible for the management and development of one of the Chamber’s nineteen committees. This level of involvement and active participation allows our Directors to propel the elements of an effective organization. When policies are established and other decisions are made at the Board level, our members can be assured that the positions that are adopted are coming from a well-informed body.

Directors are elected for three-year terms by the general membership of the Chamber.

Jennifer Goldstein, Chair
DeAnn Flores Chase, Chair Electe
Joe Ahn, Vice Chair
John McLellan, CPA, Treasurer
Charles Gale, Past Chair
Zoe J. Taylor, Interim President/CEO

Todd Anderson
Ricky Arakaki
Tom Beedon
Jill Brunkhardt
Rose Cote
Tricia Flaherty
Bernadette George
Adam Goldberg
Mary Claire Orenic
Bibi Goldstein
Karen Komatinsky
Kelly McDowell
Mary Claire Orenic
Shirley Pe
Sarah Perahia
Michelle Sexton
Paul Silva
Darrell Sperber
Tamara Roberts
Ruth Otto Tewalt
Mary Ann Varni
Lynne White

Councilmember David Lesser

The Chamber Staff

Zoe J. Taylor
Interim President/CEO
(310) 545-5313
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Kathe Reiken
Director of Operations
(310) 545-5313
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Terry Comber
Director of Communications
(310) 545-5313
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