October WAKE UP! Newport – Minimum Wage Panel Discussion


Date(s) - 10/01/2015
7:15 am - 8:30 am


Newport Beach Public Library (Friends Room)
1000 Avocado Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
October WAKE UP! Newport - Minimum Wage Panel Discussion

How will the proposed new minimum wage increases affect your business?

Come to our next WAKE UP! Newport meeting to listen to an interactive panel on the topic. You’ll be able to ask questions and learn about the ramifications of this new increase.


Jennifer Muir
General Manager, Orange County Employees Association

Jennifer Muir is the General Manager for the Orange County Employees Association, which represents approximately 18,000 workers in Orange County who keep our communities safe and healthy. She is also a Board member for the Concordia University Center for Public Policy, and serves in collaboration with community and labor organizations across the state of California. She writes a weekly column in the opinion pages of the Orange County Register about issues affecting working people.

Jennifer came to OCEA in 2010 from the Orange County Register, where she was a nationally recognized investigative reporter and covered beats across the County, including county and city government, health care, and legal issues. Before the Register, Jennifer wrote about crime on the South Texas border in the City of Brownsville.

She grew up in Garden Grove and graduated from Pepperdine University.


Russell Mangum, III, Ph.D.

Professor, Concordia University,  Irvine, School of Business, Economics
Sr. Vice President, Nathan Associates

Professor Mangum has over 20 years experience in economic instruction, research and analysis. Dr. Mangum has taught courses in economics, statistics, econometrics, and finance at five colleges and universities.  He has also served as a consulting and testifying expert in the private sector and for local, state, and federal governments. His consulting practice focuses on economic analysis and expert testimony in a wide range of matters involving intellectual property, antitrust, class certification, statistical analysis, and damage quantification. Examples of his work as an expert include estimation of lost profits and reasonable royalty in patent infringement matters; analysis of relevant markets and lost profits in antitrust cases; statistical and econometric analysis in labor and commercial disputes, and valuation of intellectual property.


Matt Sutton
California Restaurant Association
Vice President, Government Affairs + Public Policy

Matt joined the CRA in March 2008. He oversees the CRA’s Government Affairs + Public Policy department which includes an advocacy component with state and local lobbyists and a political affairs component that handles the CRA Political Action Committee and the CRA Issues PAC. In addition to managing the department, Matt lobbies on issues at the state level and local level. Matt joined the CRA as senior legislative director and was promoted to Vice president in 2012. His impressive background includes nearly 20 years of experience in government affairs. Prior to joining the CRA, he spent six years lobbying on health care financing, tax policy, corporate liability and governance, and technology issues for the California Manufacturers and Technology Association. Matt also served as manager of state government affairs for the American Electronics Association. His State Capitol experience includes positions of legislative director and legislative aide for Assemblymembers. Matt graduated from St. Mary’s College with a B.A. in economics and completed his M.A. in public policy and administration at California State University, Sacramento.

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor


Breakfast treats will be provided by Blue Water Grill.

This event is free to the public, but please make reservations so we can plan for food and seating.

Contact: Pam Smith – psmith@newportbeach.com  –   (949) 729-4411

Event Registration

Bookings are now closed for this event. Please call the Chamber at 949-729-4400 for possible availability.