Board of Directors
The Campbell Chamber of Commerce is guided by its Board of Directors. These community leaders devote their personal time to guide the direction of the chamber.The board members organize committees to oversee and plan each incredible event hosted by the chamber. The Campbell Chamber hosts the two highest rated festivals in the Silicon Valley, which require hundreds of hours dedicated time and resources from each board member.
- Business Expo
- Celebrate Campbell
- Boogie on the Avenue (formerly Boogie on the Bayou)
- Relay for Life
- Golf Tournament
- Campbell Community Toy Program
Other committees include; Legislative, Economic Development, Membership, Technology, Luncheons, Mixers & Ribbon Cuttings, Ambassadors, and Network Event Planning.
Chamber staff and Ambassadors are also included in these committees which are designed to meet the vision and scope of our chamber Mission Statement.
Congratulations to our 2016 Board of Directors:
About Our Board
Pascal Anastasi is an Attorney specializes in new, emerging and established businesses, as well as individual who need estate planning services.
He enjoys working with business owners who are focused on entrepreneurship, success and growth. He uses a proactive legal approach designed to protect businesses and their owners.
Born and raised in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley, he started his practice in 1986 and has maintained a close connection with business and community leaders.
The scope of his clientele is very broad. From restaurants to building contractors to high technology software & hardware companies, all are welcome to his counsel.
In Business Law, he handles the full spectrum of legal services for business owners. This includes entity selection, formation of the entity, contracts, forms and related agreements to protect the business, and importantly, all employment and independent contractor related matters. Understanding the need for business clients to manage expenses, he has developed unique programs for fixed project fees and flat monthly Retainer Client rates.
Uniquely, he recently spent five years in business management roles managing operations, marketing, sales, finance, accounting and, of course, all legal matters. In these roles, he became even more sensitive to the importance of cost-benefit analysis and the balance of efficient business operations and legal risks. His clients receive legal counsel based upon real world business experiences.
In Estate Planning, he has found that the majority of his clients need or desire a Revocable Living Trust because they want their heirs to avoid the delays, lack of privacy and legal expenses associated with Probate Court processes. He can be contacted at (408) 292-2606; his office is at 267 E. Campbell Avenue, Suite 200, Campbell, CA 95008.
Rita Archer, represents the Napa winery she has been working with for 9+ years; LadyVino.com-WineShop . doing private guided wine tastings in customer’s homes and offices.
Previously she was one of the owners of Tessora’s Barra di Vino, a Wine bar, Bistro& Retail Sales.
When someone asks Rita “What do you do for a living?”, she smiles and responds “I get paid to drink wine!” Rita has been involved with wine for most of her life with a wine cellar to prove it.
Previously, she has 30+ years in Human Resources& Marketing with local High-tech companies.
She prefers a more casual, unstructured approach to wine tasting and LOVES doing “blind” tastings. Why?…because people sometimes have preconceived notions of what they like and don’t like. Try it.cover the label.then taste. You might be delightfully surprised! She also is a DJ & Dance Instructor. Anyone for some “Wine Dancing”?
As a Chamber member for 5 years and also an ambassador, this is her first year (2014) on the Chamber board and is thrilled to have been chosen. “I hope to continue to contribute, support and enhance the Chamber and its’ members.”
Larry Brooks is a rabid entrepreneur and enjoys building value based businesses with a purpose. Currently the founder and CEO
of LMB Media Group, a local award winning Marketing & Advertising agency.
LMB Media Group uses Proven Marketing Systems and Advertising channels online and offline for Dramatic Growth in Your Business. We focus on building your brand, get your brand in front of your ideal prospects and provide targeted quality leads. From websites to paid ads, re-targeting and print campaigns, we build powerful marketing funnels and identify the best performing channels for your specific businesses needs to maximize the return on your marketing investment.
“Our mission is to double the revenue of 1,000 local businesses over the next 10 years.”
http://lmbmg.com (408) 728-8358
Campbell Chamber of Commerce (4 years as member and on the Board of Directors), Better Business Bureau, Local Internet Marketing Association, Board of Director for Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation
Wharton Business School West, Local Internet Marketing Consultant, Google Engage For Agencies, Google Partner, Voted Bay Area’s Best Marketing Agency as West Coast Marketing (which is a division of LMB Media Group) in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.
Philip Christian serves as Communications Manager at On-Site.com, a nationwide technology company that builds leasing automation software for the multifamily housing industry. From the company’s headquarters in downtown Campbell, On-Site provides property managers across the country with technology that helps take the stress and hassle out of marketing and leasing their apartments.
Philip leads On-Site’s content marketing efforts through the creation of brand-focused digital media and publications. In addition, Philip serves as On-Site’s community engagement representative and leads the company’s charitable works throughout Campbell and the greater South Bay.
Philip is a long-time resident of the South Bay with roots in Milpitas, San Jose and Campbell. He graduated from Cal State East Bay with a BA in English. He is currently a graduate student at San Jose State University pursuing an MA in English.
In his free time Philip enjoys writing, reading and antique hunting across Bay Area flea markets.
Mariana Faerron-Gutierrez, Tico Coffee Roasters
Mariana Faerron is an international professional from Costa Rica with extensive knowledge and experience in Agricultural Economics, international development and trade. She holds a degree in Agricultural Economics from University of Costa Rica, and a degree in Business Administration.
After spending several years in the micro lending, consumer goods and biotech industries, she moved to the Bay Area to start her current venture, Tico Coffee Roasters based in Campbell, CA. Tico Coffee Roasters is a boutique company that specializes in unique and exclusive coffees and the finest teas from around the world. Coffees are hand roasted in small batches and the teas are carefully curated to guaranteeing product freshness and consistency.She is passionate about helping companies, restaurants and cafes to provide a unique experience, customer satisfaction and increase profits with top notch products and training.
Mariana Faerron has contributed and donated her time to The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, Global Women Leadership Network to support women development and leadership around the world. She is part of the California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE) from the Leavey School of Business in Santa Clara University where she serves as a mentor and a judge for the annual program. She is also actively involved in the Latino community to develop educational programs for the Latino Youth. She is part of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. Mariana loves outdoor activities, traveling, dancing, cooking and coffee!
Brenda Friederich Working at BEA Systems during the dot com boom, Brenda was among many who saw their stock option portfolios expand. Uncertain about who to trust, what to do and being just too busy working, she saw first-hand the devastating effects of lack of planning. From that experience, she found her passion to help others avoid those mistakes. Now she gets the best feeling in the world every time she meets with a client she is helping better control their financial life.
Brenda Friederich, CFP®, is owner of Friederich Small Business Advisory. She is an investment advisory representative with RNP Advisory Services, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm, and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional. Brenda helps her small business owner clients manage the risks and rewards of growing their business while protecting their wealth for their family through our Wealth Management Solutions, Investment Management and specializing in 401k/Retirement Plan design & management. As a fee-based fiduciary advisor, Brenda works with her clients to develop a strategy to meet their needs whether in their working years, replacing their income in retirement or developing a legacy. She believes that by having a written game plan and investment constitution her clients make the right financial decisions each phase of life.
Brenda has a Bachelor degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix, Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University and Certificate in International Business from UCLA. She is a life agent in California license 0D97822. Brenda is a proud resident of Campbell with her extended family and two dogs. Contact Brenda @ T: (408) 910-7639, E: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.FriederichSBA.com.
Ron Gardner was born and raised in San Fransisco’s East Bay. He graduated from San Jose State with a degree in Liberal Studies. He did his post graduate work and got his teaching credential at National University.
Ron taught Middle School Science for several years.
Ron is now the Estimator and Project Coordinator for Gridley Company, the premier design/build/remodel firm in the Silicon Valley. He is also the Vice President of the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Board of Directors for the Silicon Valley Coalition Chamber of Commerce
Mike Katz was born and raised in Santa Barbara. Mike moved to the Bay Area in 1999. Mike attended Santa Barbara City College and also served in the U.S. Navy.
Most recently Mike has attended Evergreen College where he graduated from their Police Academy. Mike has owned and operated Cool Kat Appliance Repair for 11 years. Prior to opening Cool Kat Appliance Repair, Mike started “The Big Cover Up”, a graffiti cover-up service.
In 2002, Mike used his popular “Cool Kat” logo and expanded into clothing.
Mike has served on the Chamber Board since 2008 and is currently the co-chair of our Festival Committee. He enjoys power lifting and self defense training.
Janie Harris Kelly, a native of Campbell, has been an active member of the Campbell Chamber of Commerce since 2003. Janie has been a real estate professional in the South Bay Area for over 20 years. As Associate Broker at CSR Real Estate Services, Janie specializes in helping her clients list, market, sell and purchase homes throughout the South Bay Area. As the Broker and Owner of Viking Property Management, Janie also handles all aspects of residential property management. Janie has been very active in various chamber events for years and has served on the Chamber board since 2011. She continues her passion to serve Campbell businesses and residents and is pleased to continue to serve on the Chamber’s Board of Directors as President-Elect for 2017.
For her leadership and service to the community, Janie was honored as Campbell’s Citizen of the Year for 2015. She remains very active in the Norwegian-American community through her activities with Sons of Norway. Janie and her husband, Patrick, have six children and six grandchildren.
Mike Lombardi is a Certified Public Accountant with a broad base of experience in the
business and accounting community; as a CPA in national, regional and local
environments, and as a financial executive in private industry. He has also served on several Boards of Directors for both profit and non-profit organizations. His firm, Eckley Lombardi Glascott LLP, is a full service accounting and tax firm specializing in closely held, entrepreneurial companies locally and throughout the Western U.S.
Mike grew up in Santa Clara, attended Archbishop Mitty HS, San Jose State University and did his graduate tax work at Golden Gate University. He worked in his family’s business in Campbell’s Kirkwood Plaza from childhood through his early college years, and later held his accounting practice in Campbell for 15 years before moving to his current location on Bascom Avenue.
Mike and his wife, Melissa, have two grown children, and a plethora of
rescued dogs. He is a huge sports fan, and is still suffering from
withdrawal as his kids have outgrown the youth sports he loved coaching and
supporting. A garage full of slightly used equipment anxiously awaits
Art Low, O.D., F.A.A.O. was born in Sacramento, CA and graduated from Sacramento City College, U. C. Davis, and U.C. Berkeley School of
Optometry in 1975. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves from 1970-1976 and was stationed at Travis Air Force Base.
Since graduation, Art has practiced in Campbell and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 1979. He was also president of the Santa Clara County Optometric Society from 1988 to 1990. Then in 1997, the California Optometric Association named him Optometrist of the Year.
He is the senior partner of Campbell Optometric Group, which was the Campbell Chamber Business of the Year in 2006. He still serves on two optometric related boards.
In the community, Art has been very active, having been president of the Chamber of Commerce in 1999-2000 and again in 2008. He is also a two time past president of the West San Jose- Campbell Lions Club. It is with the Lions In Sight that Art has made annual trips to serve the eyecare needs of the disadvantaged in Mexico for many years. Closer to home, he serve one year as president of the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project, which raised funds to build a museum exhibiting artifacts of Chinese immigration since the goldrush and then donated the building to History San Jose. For his years of community service,
Art was honored as Citizen of the Year in Campbell in 1994. For recreation, Art enjoys bowling, fishing, and golf. He is married to Swan and has two sons, Ryan who is an Oakland police officer and Evan who was Campbell mayor in 2010. He is also stepdad to Michelle and stepgrandad to Shaylana.
Carl San Miguel Owner Broker of the Highland Group Companies, established in 1972 parent to Highland Properties and Highland Financial.
Highland Properties serves the entire Bay Area in the management, sales and leasing of real estate of both residential and commercial properties, this includes analyzing all property income.
Highland Financial provides service in both lending and servicing of real estate loans.
Carl is very involved in the community serving as President of the Chamber from 2004 thru 2006 and President of the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors in “2000” and in “2013”
Carl is the recipient of the Campbell Citizen of the year and Realtor of the year and obtained a Life time teaching credentials in the field of real estate in the California State Junior College System.
Steve Remmel, Executive Director, LegalShield and IDShield
mobile (408) 509-5315
Steve Remmel has 20+ years of experience as a Human Resources professional in companies ranging from mid-size to Fortune 100 in multiple industries. He now operates as an
Independent LegalShield entrepreneur and Executive Director. Steve enjoys sharing LegalShield’s legal and identity theft solutions to protect and grow small businesses, and empower and protect individuals, employees and their families.
Steve is a Silicon Valley native; a graduate of Bellarmine College Prep and UC Davis; and the Father of three children.
Kyoto Palace 1875 S. Bascom Ave # 2500, Campbell, CA 95008 408-655-6024 / 408-377-6456
Born and raised in the West Valley Community, Dale attended Santa Clara University from 1969-1973 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce.
Employed in the Hospitality Industry since 1973 as a bouncer, bar-back, bartender, waiter and manager. Dale owned Bini’s Bar and Grille in San Jose from 1978-2001. Dale has been a partner at Kyoto Palace in The Pruneyard Shopping Center since 2001.
Very active with Japanese-American Community in Santa Clara Valley and a San Jose East Valley Lions Club member since 1988, Dale is a long-time Campbell Chamber member and has been a board member since 2012.