Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Appoints Experienced Local and Regional Leader as Interim CEO

     Dan Quigley to Join Chamber During Transition; Paul Junge leaving to join California Chamber

Oakland, CA – The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Oakland’s voice for business, today announced that it has retained Dan Quigley to serve as its Interim CEO.  He will step in starting January 2014. 

Dan Quigley is a proven local and regional leader.  He has guided and collaborated with leaders at all levels of business, small business, government and philanthropy. From 2010-2012, Dan served as the Chief Executive at the Oakland Schools Foundation. Recently, he has advised the East Bay Community Foundation including its work with Kaiser Permanente and other major local employers.  He was PG&E’s Director of Charitable Contributions for nearly 15 years.

Quigley replaces Joe Haraburda who announced earlier this year that he would retire after 18 years and end his tenure in December 2013.  Haraburda will be honored at the Chamber’s Holiday Party on December 19, 2013 at the Claremont Hotel. The Chamber is in the midst of a national search for Joe Haraburda’s replacement.

“Dan brings a blend of wisdom, experience, and a steady hand as we transition to our future leader,” said Shannon Pedder, Chair of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber Board of Directors.  “He is an excellent listener and implementer.  He will be a valuable interim leader as we find our new CEO in the months ahead.”

The Chamber also announced that Paul Junge, its Vice President and Public Policy Director, has accepted a similar role with the California Chamber of Commerce.  He will begin his new role with them in January as well. 

Pedder added, “This is a time of transition and opportunity for the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber.  We are grateful for our talented staff, dedicated Board, committed volunteers, and strong members.  Together we all work to provide a clear voice to local government and to create meaningful opportunities for economic growth for all local employers.”

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About the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce:

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is serving member companies and affiliate members with upwards of 200,000 employees throughout the East Bay. The focus of the Chamber staff is building a strong economy, representing business to government and enhancing the quality of life in the Oakland region.  More information can be found at

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At December 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM , Blogger Flex Sin said...

Awesome!! This is fantastic!


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