Home News State Of The County Luncheon Photos State Of The County Luncheon Photos November 29, 2018 State Of The County 1 of 8 The annual State of the County luncheon, presented by the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and featuring 4th District Supervisor Janice Hahn, was held today at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, attracting nearly 1,000 people. SoCal Gas sponsored the event. (all photographs by the Business Journal’s Brandon Richardson) John Howard, chair of the Chamber Board of Directors and the owner/operator of Chick-Fil-A Long Beach Towne Center welcome attendees to the event. Pictured from left: Randy Gordon, president/CEO of the Chamber; Jeremy Harris, senior VP of the Chamber; Estela de Llano, VP of operations support, sustainability & chief environmental officer, SoCal Gas; Supervisor Janice Hahn; Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia; and John Howard, chair of the Chamber Board of Directors and the owner/operator of Chick-Fil-A Long Beach Towne Center. The Port of Long Beach was well represented with, from left: Mario Cordero, executive director; Bonnie Lowenthal, vice president, Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners; Duane Kenagy, capital programs director; and Tracy Egoscue, president of the Commission. Pictured from left: Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia; Celine Cordero, senior VP, EKA; Rick Cameron, deputy executive director, Port of Long Beach; and Alex Cherin on behalf of the California Trucking Association. Pictured from left: Lt. Col. (ret.) Edward Wilson, U.S. Air Force; Brenda Threatt, executive director, United States Veterans Initiative; and 8th District City Councilman Al Austin. Pictured from left: Don Rodriguez, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach; Jim Michaelian, president/CEO, Grand Prix Association of Long Beach; and Martin Bannon, director of marketing and sponsorship, Grand Prix Association. Representing Signal Hill Petroleum, from left: David Slater, executive vice president and COO; Lauren Coombs, real estate development manager; and Kevin Laney, VP of business development.