The Advocacy Council is authorized by the Board of Directors to study, analyze and establish positions on public policy issues and legislation affecting the business community. Council Members then advocate for those positions on behalf of the Chamber.
These policies are based on the underlying principle that creating and promoting a pro-business political environment is critical to the health of our local economy. Membership on the Council is by appointment of the Chamber Board.
For more information, contact Tracy Weitzenberg at (707) 636-3661.
Chair: Mousa Abbasi, Transpedia Consulting Engineers
Vice-Chair: Joe Dietzen, Westamerica Bank
Dean Anderson, Sonoma Life Support/American Medical Response
John Bly, Northern California Engineering Contractors Association
Brian Bottari, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Paul Brophy, EGS Inc.
David R Brown, Adobe Associates, Inc.
Pam Chanter, Vantreo Insurance Brokerage
Michael A Cook, Firma Design Group
Ashle Crocker, Thomas Law Group
Harry Davitian, Entek Power Services, Inc.
Stephen Gale, U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05)
Curt Groninga, Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation
Dennis Harter, Sequoia Pacific Mortgage Co.
Evan Hershey, NBC Securities
Doug Hilberman, AXIA Architects
Michael Hyman, Pawn Advantage, The
Judy James, Comcast
Donna Jeye, Donna Jeye
Forrest Jinks, Altus Equity Group, LP
Kristin Kiefer, Hugh Futrell Corporation
Karissa Kruse, Sonoma County Winegrowers
Gary Lentz, PCD
Brian Ling, Sonoma County Alliance
Christopher Manson, St. Joseph Health
John McHugh, Winning Workforce
Victor McKnight, EPIC Insurance
Dale Miller, Romelli Bail Bonds
Mike Purvis, Sutter Health
Steve Schofield, Exchange Bank
Mia Shirley, Friedemann Goldberg LLP
Carolina Spence, Seniors, Inc.
Mallori Spilker, California Apartment Association-North Coast
Jeff Weber, Keysight Technologies
Wendy Young, AIA Redwood Empire Chapter