Chamber Staff & Board

The staff of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is here to assist the general public as well as our Chamber membership.

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
44 North Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

Tel: (626) 795-3355  Fax: (626) 795-5603

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.

Contact Paul.


Kelly Shearer, Office and Member Service Manager
Ms. Shearer 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.

Contact Kelly.



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, annual Golf Tournament, 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.

Contact Leanne.


Linda Whaley, Staff Support Services
Ms. Whaley provides all internal office support to maintain timely and efficient support and service to Chamber members.

Contact Linda.



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John Leano   Chair
Raphael Henderson   Chair-Elect
Justin Tsui*   Immediate Past-Chair
Nerissa Sugars   Secretary
Raphael Henderson   Treasurer
Paul Little   President and CEO
Justin Tsui   Vice-chair, Technology Committee
Amir Johnson   Vice-chair, Legislative and Government Affairs
John Leano   Vice-chair, Member Services
Don Schweitzer   Vice-chair, Economic and Business Development
Ishmael Trone*   Vice-chair, Workforce Development



Katelyn Barchowsky   Member
Thomas Daly*   Member
Elizabeth Dever   Member
Aida Dimejian   Member
Bernardo Godoy   Member
Hope Hayman   Member
Charlotte Lacey   Member
Margaret Martinez   Member
Lisa Maurath   Member
Greg Sanchez   Member
Charles Stanislawski   Member
Debbie Unruh   Member
Lloyd Wong   member
Anthony Zamora   member



Alex Aghajanian  (Tournament of Roses)   Member
Darryl Dunn (Rose Bowl)   Member
Eric Duyshart (City of Pasadena)   Member

* Former Board chair