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The Board of Directors of the Brea Chamber are at the top of our organizational chart and are committed to serving all of our Chamber members to make life better for the business community. Our 2021 Board of Directors -- 23 committed volunteers selected amongst our Chamber members -- who establishes our policies, sets the budget and enables our program of work. The Board of Directors elects an Executive Committee of seven officers to transact business between meetings of the Board.

The Board employs a Chief Executive Officer, who hires a staff of professionals to conduct the daily business of the Chamber. The Chief Executive Officer also serves as the Corporate Secretary for the organization.


President/CEO Heidi Gallegos Introduces Economist Chris Thornberg at 2020 North Orange County Economic Forecast

2021 Brea Chamber Officers

Eric Padilla

Chairman of the Board
Palatable Promotions

Dan Kleinberg

Brea Improv/Copper Blues

Bill Murray

Vice Chair of Finance & Operations
Edward Jones Investments

Steve Grushen, Esq.

Vice Chair of Economic Development
Nationwide Mutual Insurance

Ashley Cole

Vice Chair of Housing

Jay Badillo

Immediate Past Chair
Embassy Suites Brea

Heidi L. Gallegos, IOM

Secretary to the Board
Chief Executive Officer

2021 Brea Chamber Board of Directors

Connie Allred

(Ambassador Chair)
Premier Designs Jewelry

Mike Becher

Miller Giangrande, CPA's

Jonathan Ekno

Ekno Insurance Group

Matt Germann

Burns & McDonnell

Glenn Green

White Rhino Promotions

Satya Gupta

Kesco Logistics

Nancee Hoertz

Cedar Creek Inn

Kathy Jimenez

She Work OC

Cindy Kao

Accounting Principals, Inc.

Justin Lee


James McGrade

Healthcare Property Advisors

Vern Meurer

Con-Tech Plastics

David Olivera

Transamerica Financial Advisors

Joe Patterson

Albertsons Distribution Center

Republic Services

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