Board of Directors


Dear San Mateo Chamber of Commerce members and visitors,
Thank you for your support of the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce! Your support coupled with a committed and passionate team working in the Chamber office each day along with a devoted board is what enables the Chamber to continue to grow. The Chamber is focused on helping businesses large and small. I am honored and excited to serve as chair in 2017 to support Cheryl Angeles who I admire and consider a trusted friend.

I moved to the Bay Area in 2008. With few contacts and a desire to grow my business, I joined the Chamber in 2009 to collaborate with other business owners. I started by visiting one of our Business Referral Network groups. Although my business category was filled in the group, I met several members for coffee and when the position opened up, I received three phone calls in one day to join. Through the years I have attended many of our Networking after Hours events, ribbon cuttings as an Ambassador, and graduated from our Leadership Program. The Chamber has many more programs today including our Friday speaker series, Women in Action, Toastmasters and business mentorship. I am proud to say that the Chamber played a significant role for me in the growth of my business and the opportunities to get involved are numerous.

I admire and respect entrepreneurs and small business owners. My dad was a small business owner and I remember the work, dedication and around the clock hours that it took to keep things running smoothly. I feel blessed and fortunate that my dad involved me in the business at such a young age; I was able to see some of the challenges and victories.

The San Mateo Chamber of Commerce plays an important rolein supporting businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our Chamber members have unique gifts and talents that contribute to what makes San Mateo such an amazing place to work and live.

I look forward to another year of growth, innovation and change for the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce and hope to see you all soon. Together we are building a legacy.


Amy Cook
Chairman of the Board

San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce 2016 Board Members

Amy Cook, Waddell & Reed
Christopher DeLong
Padgett Business Services
Alan Talansky
EBL&S Development
Saili Gosula
Synergy HomeCare
Laura Bent

Samaritan House


Mitch Williams
Home Helpers In Home Care
Christine Kupczak

Hillsdale Shopping Center
Bernadette Mellott


Dave Skromme
Dennis Thomas
San Mateo Real Estate
Matt Jacobs
Kaiser Permanente
Sunny Arora
Realtor, Keller Williams


Carey Gorgolinsky
Lawyers Title
Ryan Axelson


Michael Berube
Borel Estate Company
Kathy Kleinbaum
Exofficio, City of San Mateo
Stephen Tabler
Scott Anderson


Staff Contact Information


Sylvia Lopez
Director of Operations


Madlen Saddik
Business Development Director


Jennifer Cass
Executive Administrator 


Margi Power
Leadership Program


~ Founded in 1939 ~ Celebrating 77 Years as San Mateo Leading Business Organization

Cheryl Angeles - President /CEO of San Mateo Area Chamber

Cheryl Angeles has joined the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce as its president and CEO, succeeding Linda Asbury. Angeles brings to the position more than 25 years of experience in local real estate, property management, and storage industries as well as active business and community involvement in San Mateo County.

Angeles has held management positions at Capital Builders, Public Storage, SKS Management, and Blickman Turkus in a variety of functions, including marketing, sales, and human resources. She holds a certificate in Human Resources Management from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California.

During her years of public service, Angeles was recognized by the Redwood City Chamber as Ambassador of the Year and Person of the Year and awarded the Sequoia Award for Outstanding Business as well as the Athena Businesswoman of the Year. In her role as the co-chair of the Redwood City Library Foundation Board from 2007 to 2011, she was instrumental in raising $1.9 million for Redwood City librarires.

Angeles currently serves as the executive director of the Miss Redwood City/San Mateo County Scholarship Pageant and secretary (past president and vice president) of Soroptimist International by the Bay. Angeles is a native Californian and enjoys spending time wih her daughter, who lives in San Francisco.

Cheryl Angeles

City of San Mateo
Hillsdale Shopping Center

Kaiser Permanente

San Mateo Credit Union
Burulich Durgoni Law Firm