As announced at the July mixer, Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the election by acclamation of five new members of the RCC Board of Directors: Griselda Barajas of Griselda’s Ventures; Jerry Dunlap of Hair Play Salon and Spa; Leticia Juarez of AAA; Jennifer Kennedy of Perfection Home Systems Heating & Air; and Paul Weubbe of Billy’s Farm. Because a total of five candidates were nominated for five open seats on the board, they were elected by acclamation at close of nominations at the RCC mixer on July 16.

Four current board members have one year remaining in their two-year terms: David Andersen of Wells Fargo; Joe Klegseth of Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, who serves as Board Treasurer; Joey O’Shea of Sobon Auctions, who serves as Board Secretary; and Michael Sestak of Sestak Lighting Design. Current President Dr. Darrick Lawson of Healing Touch Chiropractic will continue to serve on the Board as Immediate Past President for the 2013-2014 term.

Leaving the board at the end of their terms in August are Vice President Cecilia Tsang of Family Wealth Law Group, Immediate Past President Bonnie Osborn of WriteAway Communications Services, Stefan Murphy of Motif Investing, and Ben Phillips-Leseñana of GHS Interactive Security.

“We had an outstanding slate of candidates who stepped up to run for the board this year, and I have every confidence in their competence and leadership abilities,” Lawson said. “Each brings unique strengths to the board, and together with the four returning board members and the addition of our first full-time Executive Director, Nikki Whitfield, I fully expect the coming year to be one of the most successful in our Chamber’s history.

“It has been my honor to serve as Chamber President for the past year, and I’m looking forward to working with Nikki and the new Board to continue growing our Chamber and increasing the value we offer to our members.”

The new Board of Directors will be formally introduced to the membership at Gay-Sino Royale: A Roaring ’20s Adventure casino night and gala on September 17 at Vizcaya. Register here!