This week, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg informed the CalChamber Board of Directors and the organization’s staff of his planned retirement at the end of 2021.
A year ago, Zaremberg notified the CalChamber Executive Committee of his intention to retire on December 31.
Upon making his announcement, Zaremberg provided the following comment: “I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve the members and directors of CalChamber for so many years. It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of California’s business and political development, working with California’s business leaders to establish a strategic plan for economic success.”
Donna Lucas, chair of the CalChamber Board of Directors, offered the following comment regarding Zaremberg’s retirement announcement:
“CalChamber and Allan Zaremberg have been one and the same for more than two decades. His effectiveness in representing California’s business community is legendary and he created models for success that are now common practice.
“As CalChamber moves into a new chapter, I am confident the organization is poised for continued success and will be unmatched in the effectiveness of both their advocacy work and compliance efforts.”
Zaremberg served in the role of president and CEO of CalChamber for 23 years beginning in 1998 after six years as executive vice president and head of CalChamber’s legislative advocacy program.
Before joining CalChamber, Zaremberg served as chief legislative advisor to and advocate for Governors George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson. He also served as a captain and flight navigator on a KC-135 jet air refueling tanker while in the U.S. Air Force from 1970 to 1975.