Allan Zaremberg is president and chief executive officer of the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber). He took over the top staff position in 1998, after serving for six years as executive vice president and head of CalChamber’s legislative advocacy program. Before joining CalChamber, he served as chief legislative advisor to and advocate for California governors Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian. Prior to that, he served as a deputy attorney general and as a captain in the US Air Force. In addition to his service on the PPIC Higher Education Center Advisory Council, he has served on a number of public policy boards and commissions geared toward improving the California economy. He has also served on the boards of the California Children’s Theater and the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts. He holds a JD from the University of the Pacific and a BS from Pennsylvania State University, where he majored in economics.