The staff of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is here to assist the general public as well as our Chamber membership.
We are located just north of Colorado Boulevard and one block east of Lake Avenue in Pasadena. Our offices are at street level.
The following is a brief introduction to our key employees and their primary areas of responsibility.
Paul Little, President, CEO
After serving on the Pasadena City Council for three terms and the Board of the Los Angeles to Pasadena Metro Construction Authority that built the Gold Line to Pasadena, Paul worked as a public relations and communications consultant in the private sector. Paul Little joined the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Little serves as chief executive and administrative officer of the corporation. He also serves on the Board of Directors and all other committees.
Kelly Shearer Escobedo, Member Service Manager
Ms. Shearer Escobedo provides all manner of support to members while organizing and ensuring efficient operation of the Chamber offices. She maintains the member database, staffs the Ambassadors and provides support for all Chamber functions and events.
Leanne Waggoner, Events and External Affairs Manager
Ms. Waggoner provides staff leadership and support for all Chamber events, including the Inaugural Gala, Taste of Pasadena, Tournament of Roses President’s Breakfast and other events. She also provides staff support for the Legislative and Government Affairs Committee, Business Development Committee and Workforce Development Committee of the Chamber.
Linda Whaley, Office Manager, Staff Support Services
Ms. Whaley provides all internal office support to maintain timely and efficient operations and service to Chamber members.
Photos by Lyd & Mo Photography
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Raphael Henderson*||Immediate Past-Chair|
|Paul Little||President and CEO|
|Justin Tsui*||Vice-chair, Marketing and Technology Committee|
|Charlotte Lacey||Vice-chair, Legislative and Government Affairs|
|Katelyn Barchowsky||Vice-chair, Member Services|
|Lynelle Bryant||Vice-chair, Workforce Development|
|John Burt||Vice-chair, Economic and Business Development|
|William (Bill) Ukropina||Member|
|Mark Leavens (Tournament of Roses)||Member|
|Jens Weiden (Rose Bowl)||Member|
|David Klug (City of Pasadena)||Member|
* Former Board chair