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Meet Our Team

Staff
Your Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce Staff

To be announced
President/ CEO

 

Linda Davis

Administrative Assistant
info@pdacc.org
 

Linda Smith

Administrative Assistant
data@pdacc.org
 

Harriet Walters

Membership Sales and Advertising         

Harriet@pdacc.org

  

Angela Howe

Membership Development

Angela@Pdacc.Org

 

James Brownyard

Government Affairs Liaison
 

Andre Grandmain

Communication and Marketing coordinator
Andre@pdacc.org
 

Donna Ortiz

Membership Development
Donna@pdacc.org
 

Vanessa Mager

Special Events Coordinator

vanessa@pdacc.org


  

Phyllis Dobbins

Accounting

Phyllis@Pdacc.Org

 

Board of Directors

The Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month, unless designated with a change of meeting date, time and/or location. If you wish to attend or have a question or concern you feel needs board attention, please contact info@pdacc.org to request an addition to the Agenda.

SEE OUR CURRENT BYLAWS HERE



Executive Committee 2017-2018

Dominique Shwe

Chairwoman 2017-2018
Ticket Sauce
 

Naran Reitman

Chair Elect
The Law Offices of Naran Reitman
 

Lea Goodsell

Secretary
Renova Solar
 

Patrick Klein

Immediate Past Chair
The Gardens on El Paseo / El Paseo Village
 

Patrick Somers

Vice Chair
General Air Conditioning & Plumbing
 

Steven Miller

Chief Financial Officer
Miller & Mehr
 
 


Board of Directors 2017-2018

Alisa Williams Rutherford - Ambassador Liaison

Family YMCA of the Desert
 
 

Cindy Pieper

State Farm - Cindy Pieper Agency
 

Kristal Granados

United Way of the Desert
 

Carl Karcher

Carl's Jr. Restaurants
 

Brandt Kuhn

Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors
 

Nick Raab

Tommy Bahama
 

Wendy Jonathan 

DSUSD, Board Trutee 

 

 

John Eddy

Eisenhower Medical Center
 

Barb Wagner

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa
 

Sara Weaver

The Desert Sun

 

John Sloan - Ambassador Liaison

Keller Williams Realty
 

Gil Reyes

Hotel Paseo
 

Diane Kovaslky

Cal State University San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus
 

Eric Morcus

Kaiser Grille Palm Desert
 

Anthony Purnel

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Council
 

Peter Kim

FirstBank
 

Mayor Pro Tem Sabby Jonathon

City of Palm Desert Liaison
 

Valerie Ward

Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services
 

 

Ambassador Executive Committee


Tammy Martin - Immediate Past Ambassador President 2016-2017

Friends of the Desert Mountains
 
 

Shelby Goodwin - Recording Secretary

Family YMCA of the Desert
 

                      

Erin Sullivan Moore - Ambassador Vice President

Robert Half  
   

Joy Diffendal - Ambassador President 2017-2018

Optavia
 
 

Judy Lozano - Corresponding Secretary

Pacific Premiere Bank
 

  

Debbie Frazer - Ambassador         Mentor

Mary Kay Cosmetics

 
 

Ambassadors

Betty Baxter

Betty Baxter Coaching
 
 

Bennett Sperber

Modern Woodmen of America
 
 

Howard Gordon

All Things Are Possible
 
 

Qiq Luttrell

ProjectThunder.com
 
 

Karen Creasey

KC-Health And Wellness Motivation
 
 

Bob Solomon - Ambassador Emeritus

Desert Business Machines
 
 

Rick Cech

Western Pacific Roofing Corp.
 
 

Cris Romero - In Memoriam

Brian Daly

American Red Cross
 
 

Marv Law

HealthBridge Insurance Solutions
 
 
 

Silver Martin

Loving All Animals
 

Rick Miller

Shop.com/Rick Miller
 
 

Sarie Gonsalves

Valley Plumbing
 
 
  

Who are the Ambassadors?

The Ambassadors act as public relations and membership retention assistants for the Chamber. They are a group of business leaders who generously give their time to act as official Palm Desert area Chamber of Commerce business boosters. They call on members throughout the year to remind them of the upcoming events, chamber meetings, and the work that the Chamber does to promote businesses and build a strong local economy. They act as official hosts of the Chamber at such functions as: mixers, networking events, membership inductions, and other events as called upon. They also place monthly phone calls to new members and distribute "toolkits" in order help them get a complete understanding of what the Chamber has to offer.


Feel free to ask any of the Ambassadors for assistance and guidance on getting the best return on membership investment through attending events, serving on committees and networking with other members. The Ambassadors are a team of enthusiastic members who believe in creating productive working relationships, encouraging member involvement, and acting as a catalyst in the Chamber's effort to produce a dynamic business climate within the Palm Desert Area.


Ambassadors help in the following areas as well:

  • Welcome new members at the Chamber's Membership Induction
  • Invite and accompany new Chamber members to Chamber functions.
  • Contact first-year members to encourage participation in chamber events and meetings
  • Develop new memberships by referring business prospects to our Membership Sales Executives.


 
 
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