Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce installs 2024 Board Members

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, Mayor Pro Tem Alex Rounaghi along with members of the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce gathered at Skyloft Laguna Beach to officially welcome the 2024 Chamber of Commerce Board.

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Photos courtesy of Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce

Board Installation – (L-R) Reinhard Neubert, Valerie Lynn, Julie Laughton, Colleen Dillaway (Chair-Elect), Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold (Chairman), Hasty Honarkar (Secretary), Mark Meisberger (Vice-Chair) and Alex Rounaghi

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(L-R) Fred Pasquariello, Erin Slattery, Colleen Dillaway, Valerie Lynn and Angie Bystrom

The swearing in ceremony was performed by Mayor Pro Tem Alex Rounaghi and every member of the chamber board was in attendance, including Chairman of the Board Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold, Chair-Elect Colleen Dillaway, Vice Chair Mark Meisberger, Treasurer Jeffrey Redeker, Secretary Hasty Honarkar, Directors RJ Bear, Julie Laughton, Valerie Lynn, Gretchen McConnell, Reinhard Neubert and Doug Vogel.

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Ambassador of the Year, Candice Henderson

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(L-R) Julie Laughton, Joy Dittberner and Dru Murphy

The highlight of the evening was when the chamber presented the Ambassador of the Year award to Candice Henderson. “Candice exemplifies volunteerism. At the Taste of Laguna Food & Music Festival event she’s not just a volunteer she is a Rockstar. She has a take no prisoners way of managing a day which is always filled with unexpected challenges,” said Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold. “Candice Henderson is a much-appreciated community member. We are honored to have her as an ambassador.”

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(L-R) Reinhard Neubert, Valerie Lynn, Julie Laughton, Colleen Dillaway (Chair-Elect), Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold (Chairman), Hasty Honarkar (Secretary), Mark Meisberger (Vice-Chair), Councilmember Alex Rounaghi, Jeff Redeker (Treasurer), RJ Bear, Gretchen McConnell and Doug Vogel

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(L-R) Laura Curtin Ross, Jennifer Halbert, Pamela Knudsen, Angie Bystrom and Ed Steinfeld

Policy Analyst Matt Kern from Senator Dave Min’s office attended and presented certificates to Candice Henderson and new board members, RJ Bear and Gretchen McConnell.

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(L-R) Susan Denton and Lynn Jax

Skyloft Laguna Beach provided delicious appetizers and a beautiful venue.

For more information about the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, go to www.lagunabeachchamber.org.


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