President/CEO - Elise Swanson
Elise Swanson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce and represents more than 400 member businesses and organizations.
Under her leadership, the Chamber has developed a strong state, local, and federal legislative advocacy program that supports businesses, and contributed to the creation of the San Pedro 2020 plan designed to formulate strategies and facilitate public-private partnerships to leverage economic development in the community.
Ms. Swanson is also working with San Pedro stakeholders, including the Port of Los Angeles, to implement a certified Tourism Ambassador Program to position the area and the Los Angeles waterfront as a unique destination for tourism and to increase visitor expenditure levels.
Ms. Swanson is currently a commissioner on the City of Los Angeles’ Small Business Commission, Vice-Chair of the South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce, a member of Biz-Fed and Co-Chair of the Small Business, Labor & Employment Committee. She has served on Councilman Joe Buscaino's San Pedro Task Force on Homelessness, was formerly on the Gang Alternative Program's Board of Directors, and was a member of the Port of Los Angeles Charter High School Board of Trustees. Prior to joining the Chamber, Swanson served as District Director for Congresswoman Janice Hahn.