Whit Peterson Promoted to Greater Irvine Chamber Director of Government Affairs and Economic Development

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

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Whit Peterson has been promoted to Director of Government Affairs and Economic Development at the Greater Irvine Chamber for the Chamber’s Economic Development division.

In his new role, Peterson, who joined the Chamber staff in 2016 as Director of Government Affairs, will facilitate decision-making incentives and transition benefits made available through the Chamber’s Irvine Ready program for qualified lifescience companies in their expansion to Irvine/Orange County.

“As we continue our mission to advance the economic vitality of greater Irvine, the need for a professional with experience in advocacy, regulation, and an understanding of governmental policy at all levels is more important than ever,” said Bryan Starr, president and CEO of the Greater Irvine Chamber. “Whit’s experience in these areas make him the ideal person to take a leadership role in the Chamber’s Irvine Ready initiative, helping to make relocation to Irvine as easy and expeditious as possible.”

The Greater Irvine Chamber Irvine Ready program is offered in collaboration with an extensive network of public and private companies and organizations.

Prior to joining the Chamber, Peterson ran the reelection campaign and served as a political advisor for a former Newport Beach mayor and city councilmember. Before arriving to California in 2014, He served in three congressional offices in Washington D.C. where he developed a diverse portfolio that included transportation, infrastructure, education, and environment. After leaving the Hill, Peterson worked for several national trade associations, lobbying on their behalf to protect and advance their interests.

For more information about the Greater Irvine Chamber’s Irvine Ready initiative, contact Whit Peterson.

Category: Chamber News, Advocacy News, Economic Development