Greater Irvine Chamber Ambassador Training Program Graduates Three New Members

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

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Three Greater Irvine Chamber members have recently graduated from the Chamber’s Ambassador Training Program. Christina Kim, Claire Na, and Amina Rafiqzada completed the four-month program with the guidance of an Ambassador mentor, and have joined the Ambassadors Committee.

“Ambassadors play an important role in engaging and acquainting newer Chamber members to the benefits of their membership,” said Vivian Atkinson, chair, Greater Irvine Chamber Ambassador Committee. “Ambassadors benefit from formal training; it sets a foundation for success by laying out clear expectations and helping Ambassadors in training to further develop their leadership skills, which they can apply in the business community on behalf of the Chamber.”

Ambassadors actively promote and represent the Greater Irvine Chamber in the business community, take the lead in welcoming new members to the Chamber, and help existing members remain active and involved. 

Throughout the duration of the four-month program, Ambassadors in training are required to meet specified qualifications in order to acquaint them with the work and mission of the Greater Irvine Chamber. The qualifications include attending a set number of Chamber committee meetings, ribbon cutting ceremonies, and new member plaque deliveries.  

Greater Irvine Chamber Ambassadors Roster:

Vivian Atkinson, chair, Express Employment Professionals

Jeannine Arrington, vice chair, Jeannine Arrington- Legal Shield

Joe Alvarez, team leader, Cybersecurity & Cost Management Group (CSCM Group)

Johnny Tai, team leader, Mueller Prost

Cynthia Barry, CBE Office Solutions

Christopher Bissonnette, CFS, CLTC®, 123 College - Orange County

Jamie Cansler, Council on Aging Southern California

Ailene Dewar, CBPA, aPHR, Ailene Dewar - Oasis Outsourcing

Lorie Eber, Lorie Eber Wellness Coaching

John Forbes, Forbes Bookkeeping Service

Sarah Hashimi, MassMutual

Christina Kim, Christina Kim - Realty One Group

Thomas Lotts, The Lotts Agency - A Private Client Insurance Services Firm

Claire Na, Claire Na - Surterre Properties

Tarana Nabizada, Tarana Nabizada - doTerra Essential Oils

Jonathan Obest, Jonathan Obest- Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial

Amina Rafiqzada, HomeStreet Bank

Al Sotelo, Al Sotelo - Advanced Office

Janet Woods, Rotary Club of Irvine


For more information on becoming a Greater Irvine Chamber Ambassador, contact Danielle Spellman.

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