WeHo Chamber Installs New Board Members

L to R: NBC 5 anchor Robert Covacik, WeHo Chamber President Genevieve Morrill, honoree Tony Melia, WeHo Chamber Chair Hany Haddad
L to R: NBC 4 anchor Robert Kovacik, WeHo Chamber President Genevieve Morrill, honoree Tony Melia, WeHo Chamber Chair Hany Haddad

The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce installed six new members of its board of directors at its annual meeting at the House of Blues this morning (Feb. 28).

The event, chaired by NBC 4 anchor Robert Kovacik, also honored Tony Melia with the 2013 Ray Reynolds Award. Melia, a 40-year member of the chamber, is a past chair and president of the organization. He also played important roles in the incorporation of West Hollywood and establishment of Visit West Hollywood, formerly known as the Marketing and Visitors Bureau.

With this installation, the chamber’s board now consists of:

  • Chair – Hany Haddad, US Bank
  • First Vice Chair – Mylena Christina, TRAIN west hollywood
  • Chief Financial Officer – Rod Gruendyke, Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas
  • Vice Chair, Governmental Affairs – Keith Kaplan, The Kaplan Group
  • Vice Chair, Membership – Misti Cooper, Yogurt Stop
  • Vice Chair, Events – Ruth Tittle, Capitol Drugs/Power Zone
  • Secretary – Michael Jay, Cardiff Giant
  • Stan Bochniak, ABM Parking Services
  • Christopher Bonbright, Avison Young
  • Jeff Brown, Beverly Center
  • Deborah B. Kallick, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Karen Kuo, Robert Kuo Limited
  • Layne Lawson, Clear Channel Outdoor
  • Mark E. Lehman, Law Offices of Mark E. Lehman
  • Marino Monferrato, Cecconi’s
  • Pat Rogers, Here Lounge
  • Gene Ronald Smith, Gene Smith + James Litz
  • Nadia Sutton, here! TV
  • Maxine Tatlonghari, Vanity Girl Hollywood
  • Owen Ward, Off World Entertainment
  • Todd Steadman, Sunset Strip Business Association
  • Bradley Burlingame, West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau
  • Ryan Farber, The Avenues: Art, Fashion and Design District

Commenting on the chamber’s new board, chair Hany Haddad said: “The West Hollywood Chamber is excited to have such a powerful collection of individuals to serve as leadership for this organization. The chamber has continued to grow and remain relevant and help the business community flourish as they continue to recover economically.”



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