Elise Swanson

San Pedro Chamber
Leadership Position: Operations/Treasurer Co-Chair
Leadership Committee Group: BizFed Officer
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 San Pedro Chamber has developed a strong state, local, and federal legislative advocacy program that supports business, and the San Pedro 2020 plan designed to formulate strategies and facilitate public-private partnerships to leverage economic development in the community. Ms. Swanson is 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 visitor destination for tourism to support the local economy.  The Chamber has been designated an Official Discover LA Visitor Center under the umbrella of the Los Angeles Visitor and Convention Board. Ms. Swanson is a City of Los Angeles Small Business Commissioner,  and the Chair-Elect of the South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce.  She Co-Chaired Biz-Fed's Minimum Wage Working Group, served on Councilman Joe Buscaino's San Pedro Task Force on Homelessness, 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.