Chamber Staff

Linda Parenti (staff), Arlene Dozier (staff) and Liza Normandy (CEO)
Jim McGuire
Best Western Plus Grosvenor Hotel
Jim is the General Manager of the Best Western Plus Grosvenor Hotel since 2008 and serves as Chair for the Best Western District VI Co-op, which is responsible for establishing and implementing marketing and advertising initiatives for 300 hotels in California, Nevada and Hawaii.   Jim also serves on the South San Francisco Conference Center’s Authority Board.
Jeanne Ramirez
Vice President
Simply Floors
A native of South San Francisco and business owner of Simply Floors SSF, Jeanne is always in touch with the city through various community involvements i.e. Vice President of the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the South San Francisco Kiwanis Club, Member of South San Francisco Women's Club and South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.
Paul Formosa
SSF Scavenger
Resident and business owner in South San Francisco for over 30 years. CFO of South San Francisco Scavenger Co, and Treasurer of the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of South San Francisco. Also serving on the South San Francisco Conference Center Authority Board.
Dean Grubl
Past President
South San Francisco Conference Center
Dean is the Executive Director of the South San Francisco Conference Center and is the Past President of the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
Bill Benavides
BLT Construction
Bill was born and raised in South San Francisco and still lives in the house he grew up in. A self-employed contractor for 30 years, Bill now devotes his time and efforts to the great city of South San Francisco helping with such groups as Community Emergency Response Team, Improving Public Places, Italian-American Club, Sister Cities, Young Men’s Institute, Kiwanis, Boys & Girls Club, Rebuilding Together and Morelos.
Mia Garcia
Madame's Boutique
In 1998, Mia Garcia moved to South San Francisco from Carson City, Nevada. She started a manufacturing company named, Destino International that provides service and products worldwide; she continues to run it successfully. In 2010, she opened Madame’s Boutique, a South San Francisco downtown accessories storefront. In the same year, she partnered with South City Notary & Tax Service, as a Tax Preparer and Notary Public. She later became a Minister and has performed several wedding ceremonies throughout California.
Mike Futrell
Ex-Officio, City Manager
City Manager for the City of South San Francisco, leading a city work-force of over 900 employees providing a full range of services to businesses, residents and visitors. Previously Mike was Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Baton Rouge, a senior staff member in the United States Senate, Executive Vice President for a publicly traded utility company, an elected member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and a practicing corporate attorney. Mike has a law degree from Louisiana State University, an MBA from University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and completed continuing studies at Harvard University and Stanford University Graduate School of Business in organizational leadership and innovation.
Gus Shihadeh
Co-owner of the School House Grocery Liquor and Deli and Amoura Restaurant. Lifelong resident of South San Francisco. Fortunate to operate Businesses at San Francisco International Airport.
Jim Metz
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So. San Francisco’s Conference Center Authority Board, Trustee for the San Mateo County Vector Control District, So. San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Taste of South San Francisco, Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club, Downtown Rehabilitation Committee, member of the North County Health Center Citizens Advisory Committee,
Tony Clifford
Executive Vice President Chief Operating Officer First National Bank of Northern California. South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Current Board Member (Past President); Daly City - Colma Chamber of Commerce Past Board Member and President; San Mateo County Event Center - Past Board member and President; San Bruno Community Foundation Investment Committee - Current Member; South San Francisco Public Library Foundation - Current Member.
Jeff MacDonald
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Jeff is the General Manager at La Quinta Inn and Suites in South San Francisco. Jeff has been with La Quinta for 11 years and relocated to The Bay Area in 2015.
Bruce Wright
Good & Fowler
Bruce Wright, CPA - Partner in Good & Fowler, LLP (certified public accountants). Member of South San Francisco Rotary Club. Board chair of Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County. Lives in Pacifica with his wife and two children.
David Gallagher
Madison Street Press
SSF Resident since 1985, SSF Baseball coach 13 years, Past President El Camino Sports Boosters, 6 years as a Park & Rec Commissioner, CERT Member, Current SSF PAL Booster President & Production Manager at Madison Street Press in Oakland.
Debra Watkins
Liberty Bank
Assistant Vice President & Relationship Manager, Liberty Bank. Debra has been employed by Liberty Bank for over 20 years. Her current position is with the Marketing Department.
Zachary Brown
IHOP Restaurant
Lives in San Mateo, married for 5 years has 2 dogs. Zach is a huge Denver Broncos fan and loves going to the movies.