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

Scott Barr

Scott Barr/ Pacific Sotheby's International Realty

Sophia Bernal

MGR Real Estate - CRE Broker

Thomas Cuomo, EA, CTC

Tax Practice of Thomas Vincent Cuomo, EA, CTC

Chris Delfs

Mr. CARE-First Team Real Estate

Joanna Ganz

Joanna Ganz - Surterre Propertiess

Alan Herman

Alan P. Herman Insurance Solutions LLC

Joyce Lau

E* Connect Web Services

Annette Malinowski

Polished Digital, LLC

DJ Martin

Connell Chevrolet

Jamie Mead

Delightful Bites

Lori Morefield-Berg

Lori Morefield-Berg Consultant

Dawn Nicolaisen

L3 Real Estate

Cheri Platte

Circle of Care, LLC

Hannan Sayed

Mes Ailes Marketing Solutions

David Schnur

Marina Sergeeva

E3 Solutions

Sheldon Singleton, Co-Chairman

Vanclef Financial Group

Marianna Sotnichenko

Barnes CRE Group

Kristy Szamocki

ZO Skin Centre Newport Beach, LLC

Jaril Tudio

Spinnaker Investment Group

Kay Walker, Co-Chairman

Kay Walker, Attorney