Reception at Historic Governor’s Mansion Gives Consular Corps, International Trade Partners Chance to Meet Governor, State Officials

A California Chamber of Commerce-hosted evening reception on May 8 at the Historic Governor’s Mansion provides members of the California consular corps and international trade partners, representing about 50 countries, the opportunity to meet with Governor Gavin Newsom and other state officials.

Governor Gavin Newsom, Dee Dee Myers, Jennifer Barrera.
Governor Newsom addresses reception attendees. Looking on are Dee Dee Myers (left), director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), and CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera.
California consular corps and foreign economic partners.
Attendees at the CalChamber-hosted reception for the California consular corps and foreign economic partners.
Yo Osumi, Governor Newsom, Mathias Hausherr
Japanese Consul General Yo Osumi greets Governor Newsom. Looking on is Mathias Hausherr, chair, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.
Kai Westerwell, Governor Newsom
Kai Westerwell, chair of the German Business Association, with Governor Newsom.
Lucia Sava and Governor Newsom.
Romania Consul General Lucia Sava and Governor Newsom.

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Susanne T. Stirling, senior vice president, international affairs, has headed CalChamber international activities for more than four decades. She is an appointee of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the National Export Council, and serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Policy Committee, the California International Relations Foundation, and the Chile-California Council. Originally from Denmark, she studied at the University of Copenhagen and holds a B.A. in international relations from the University of the Pacific, where she served as a regent from 2012 to 2021. She earned an M.A. from the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California.