International Business Affairs

International Business Affairs

Our Work

Through its international work, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce drives the development of global policies that boost the economy through efficient cross-border commerce and robust international business, political, and cultural relationships.

The Chamber supports the international needs of companies and organizations throughout the region. Chamber members benefit directly from this work and have the unique opportunity to participate in events, workshops, and lobbying trips, including the annual trade and advocacy mission to Mexico City.

Paola Avila, the Chamber’s Vice President of International Business Affairs, and Kenia Zamarripa, the Chamber’s Director of International Business Affairs, manage the Chamber’s international efforts.

International Business Affairs Committee

Alejandro Rios, Chairman
Director of Corporate Ethics
IEnova (Sempra Energy)
Louis Escareño
General Counsel
UETA, Duty Free Americas
Kurt Honold
Executive Vice President
BTEL Communications
Monica Montaño
Director of Community Relations
Scripps Health
Heidy Salum
Binational Liaison
State of Baja California
Michael Camunez
Mannatt Jones Global Strategies
Diana Puetz
Director of Public Affairs
San Diego Padres
Charlie Copelan
Corporate Real Estate Advisor
McKinney Advisory

Policy Priorities

At A Glance

Learn more about the Chamber’s international work, policy priorities, events, and initiatives by clicking the icons below.