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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:22 am, Fri Jun 15, 2012.

The Lodi Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the second annual Leadership Forum on June 21 at Hutchins Street Square, featuring the following speakers:

Mark C. Thompson

Executive and best-selling author Mark C. Thompson is Charles Schwab's former chief communications officer, chief customer experience officer, and executive producer of Schwab.com. During his time with the company, their assets grew to more than $800 billion.

He has worked with legendary business leaders such as Richard Branson, Warren Buffet and the late Steve Jobs. Thompson is also a faculty member for the World Economic Forum, a by-invitation-only organization made up of 1,000 of the top executives in the world.

Thompson's best-selling books include "Now Build a Great Business" and "Success Built to Last."

Allan Zaremberg

Allan Zaremberg has been the president and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce since 1998. Prior to serving in this position, he spent six years as the executive vice president and head of CalChamber's legislative advocacy program.

CalChamber has a membership base 16,000 businesses strong, in addition to 450 local chambers, 200 trade associations, and 275,000 small business owners. Zaremberg has supported policies and headed statewide ballot initiatives that give job creators the certainty and stability that they need to make wise investment and hiring decisions.

Will Durst

Will Durst is a noted political satirist who is a commentator on Audible.com, Air America, CNN and NPR, in addition to writing a nationally-syndicated column and performing several hundred shows a year.

Durst is a five-time Emmy nominee, and has made more than 600 television appearances, including on HBO, "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," Showtime, Comedy Central, and the "CBS Morning News." Durst is known for poking fun at politicians on both sides of the aisle, Durst also has his own website that is updated periodically with Durst's satire.

John Herrick

Herrick is the general counsel for the South Delta Water Agency, where he is involved in numerous state and federal processes regarding water quality, water rights, and related Delta issues. In addition to this, he is also a registered lobbyist.

He regularly participates before state and regional water boards and various California Senate and Assembly committees.

He is a board member of five regional water authorities, districts, commissions, and Restore the Delta.

For more information about the Leadership Forum, call 209-367-7840 or visit www.lodichamber.com.

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1 comment:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 11:00 am on Mon, Jun 18, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    How could anyone take this event seriously enough to pay a fee to see this when Will Durst is part of the package. With Durst in the mix, the question would be how much would people have to be paid to sit and listen. For me, I would go for $200.00, but not a penny less.



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