South San FranciscoChamber Leadership

Governed by a 19-member Board of Directors, the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce holds monthly meetings to set policy and direction for the organization. A Chief Executive Officer oversees office operation, including full- and part-time staff. The Chamber makes referrals, acts as a resource for community information, provides informational pamphlets and brochures about starting a business, and offers marketing material to assist sales professionals.

Mission Statement 

The mission of the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is to promote and support the economic wellbeing of its members and provide maximum business networking opportunities..

Chamber Staff

Linda Parenti Executive Assistant/Special Projects

As a longtime resident of South San Francisco, Linda has worked in various industries like health care, hospitality, and manufacturing. Her last nine years of full-time employment was at Gimbal’s Candy, where she served as Director of Human Resources. During that time, she was a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Linda retired from full-time employment at Gimbal’s in 2013, and for the last three years has been assisting the Chamber CEO on various projects and events promoting South San Francisco’s business community.

Linda and her husband Dave reside in South San Francisco. Together they have two daughters, Julie and Lori, and a grandson, Lucca.

Arlene Dozier Administrative Assistant

Arlene is responsible for accounts receivables, updates to membership information, and website administration, and she also assists with the Freight Forwarding program. Arlene and her family have lived in South San Francisco for more than 20 years. In her free time, she volunteers with free Bible education and studies.

Chamber Board of Directors