President & CEO, Torrance Area Chamber
A dedicated and respected community leader, Donna Duperron consistently develops and advances personal and business relationships benefitting social, educational, civic and community realms.
Her expertise in relationship-based management and strategic team building experience has allowed for collaboration with notable community and business leaders in creating esteemed events and achieving mutually beneficial goals.
Donna has been recipient for “South Bay Woman of the Year” named for her service, dedication, and commitment to the South Bay. Understandably so, she is an admirable person of impeccable character. On her desk are the words “Be the change you want to see in the world” by Ghandi. Her leadership in the community creates an indelible ripple effect for positive change. What she is most noted for is her sincerity and gratitude. As a visionary, she takes great pride in her works and outwardly shares appreciation for the contributions of others. She has been at the helm chairing professional and charitable events for organizations such as Pediatric Therapy Network, American Honda Motor Company, City of Torrance, and Torrance Unified School District.
As President / CEO for Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, Donna vigorously contributes efforts towards advancing Board directives. She has much success in revitalizing programs and securing financial vitality for non-profit organizations for over 18 years. Her key achievements include the establishments of many partnerships such as TACC Foundation – Adopt a School program, Business for a Day, Mentor Program, State of Education, as well as developing task forces to better serve the civic and business community.
In addition to her chamber responsibilities, Donna remains an active committee executive for the Western Association of Chamber Executives, in which she has been recognized as the Hathaway “Staff Person of the Year”. She served on the executive committee for the City of Torrance Centennial. She holds board membership with South Bay Association of Chamber of Commerce and is immediate past Chairman of the Board. She, has served as President for the Torrance Kiwanis Club two times and is a member of Del Amo Rotary Club. She currently serves on the board for the Southern California Association of Chamber of Commerce executives.
Donna currently serves on the Western Association of Chamber Executives board, she is a member of the Bond Over Sight committee for Torrance Unified School District, and a member of the 7/11 committee for Torrance Unified School District.
Her keen ability to develop successful long-term relationships is evidenced by her 38 year marriage to Gary. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.