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Ashford University President Appointed to CalChamber Board
Dr. Richard Pattenaude to sit on distinguished board of directors

The California Chamber of Commerce has appointed Ashford University president and chief executive officer Dr. Richard Pattenaude to the CalChamber Board of Directors. This prestigious organization provides statewide leadership as it works to enhance the California economy while making the state a better place to live, work, and do business.

“I’m proud to be a member of this esteemed group of California leaders,” said Dr. Pattenaude. “Members of the Board of Directors represent the best California has to offer in areas of business, philanthropy, and academia. I’m looking forward to the work ahead as we collaborate to grow the economy and improve quality of life for students, business leaders, and all Californians across the state.”

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is elected by the CalChamber’s members and are ranking executives within their organizations, representing many of the state’s leading firms and industries, as well as the small business segment. These executives provide guidance as the CalChamber pursues its agenda to protect employers’ rights and interests in the legislative and regulatory arenas with the goal of fostering a strong and growing economy in the state and nation.


About Ashford University

Achievement belongs to all of us at Ashford University. By offering a traditional college campus as well as online degree programs, Ashford meets the diverse needs of individuals pursuing integrity in their lives and in their communities. Students may earn an associates, bachelor’s, or master’s degree online, while campus students in Clinton, Iowa may earn a bachelor’s degree. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.


About CalChamber

CalChamber is the largest, broad-based business group in California and is committed to fostering a strong and growing economic climate. Members of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are elected by CalChamber members. Board members are ranking executives in their organizations, representing many of the state’s leading firms, industries, and small businesses.