Who are the Ambassadors?

The Ambassadors are a group of members dedicated to helping new members get the most out of their membership. 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 Newport Beach Area.

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 Newport Beach 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 receptions, 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.

Ambassadors help in the following areas as well:

  • Welcome new members at the Chamber’s Membership Reception.
  • Invite and accompany new Chamber members to Chamber functions.
  • Contact first-year members, as part of the Mentor Program, to encourage participation through the Ambassador Mentor Program.
  • Develop new memberships by referring business prospects to Jim Villers, our Membership Director.
  • Act as the official hosts at Special Events, Networking Breakfasts and Luncheons, seminars and Mixers.

Feel free to contact any of the Ambassadors listed below. You can find their contact information in the online Business Directory. You can also call Pam Smith, Membership Services Director, at (949) 729-4411 or via email at

 Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors

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Jim Glassman

WestPac Wealth Partners

Allan Gomez

Allan Gomez

First Foundation

Randy Harding

Randy Harding

Newport Beach Lifestyle Magazine


Alan Herman

Alan P. Herman Insurance Solutions LLC


Joyce Lau

E* Connect Web Services


Bruce Lazenby

Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary


Sung Lydon

Lydon Dentistry


DJ Martin

Connell Chevrolet


Jamie Mead

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Garrett Moberg

Balboa Bay Resort


Stan Morton

Cash for Platinum & Gold

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Dawn Nicolaisen

L3 Real Estate


Evan Ocepek

Capital Wealth Mangement


Susan Pugach

The OC Nutritionist


Albert J. Rasch

Albert J. Rasch & Associates


Christie Russ

Ritter Chiropractic

David Schnur


Sheldon Singleton, Co-Chairman

Robotic Financial Concepts


Kristy Szamocki

ZO Skin Centre Newport Beach, LLC


Jaril Tudio

New York Life Insurance


Lauren Venuto

TSYS Merchant Solutions


Kay Walker, Co-Chairman

Kay Walker, Attorney