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The San Jose Chamber of Commerce is a business organization that represents the interests of businesses in San Jose, California. It was founded in 1886 and is one of the oldest and most respected chambers of commerce in the United States. The Chamber is a membership-based organization and its membership includes a wide range of businesses from small startups to large corporations.

The mission of the San Jose Chamber of Commerce is to promote and support the economic vitality of San Jose and its surrounding communities. The Chamber works to create a business-friendly environment by advocating for policies that support businesses, providing networking opportunities for its members, and offering business development resources and support.

The Chamber's advocacy efforts focus on issues that are important to its members, such as workforce development, transportation infrastructure, and taxes and regulations. It also offers a range of programs and services to help businesses grow and thrive, including educational programs, business networking events, and access to business development resources.

The San Jose Chamber of Commerce is led by a Board of Directors and is staffed by a team of professionals who are dedicated to serving the needs of its members. The Chamber is committed to supporting the economic growth and prosperity of San Jose and its surrounding communities, and it plays an important role in shaping the future of the region's economy.

Chamber Diversity & Inclusion Statement

The San Jose Chamber Of Commerce Board, Administration, Staff, And Members Affirm Our Commitment To Diversity And Inclusion And Consider Them Essential Elements Of A Vibrant Business Community And Integral To Our Mission.

We Are Determined To Foster An Environment Of Inclusion, Diversity, Openness, And Respect For The Many Differences That Will Enrich The Business Community, Including Race, Ethnicity, Religion, Gender, Age, Socioeconomic Status, National Origin, Language, Sexual Orientation, and Disability.

We Encourage And Welcome Respectful Dialogue And Exploration Of Diverse Ideas, Topics, Perspectives, And Issues Using An Intersectional Lens To Enrich Our Community And Actively Apply That Understanding And Knowledge Into Everything The Chamber Does.  We Will Lead In Preparing Our Business Community To Foster Respect, Understanding, Awareness, Pluralism, And Cooperation In An Increasingly Complex, Diverse, Global Society.

Our Communications And All Chamber Activities Shall Be Mindful Of And Sensitive To All Our Communities, Encouraging Harmony, Cooperation, And Unity In Silicon Valley.

Meet the Team


Derrick Seaver

The San Jose Chamber’s 134 year history now includes it's 11th Chief Executive Officer, Derrick Seaver. Previously, Mr. Seaver served as Chief of Staff to Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg, as Director of Policy & Operations for the San Jose Downtown Association, and as Executive Vice President to the former San Jose-Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 78th District from 2001 to 2006.

Community service is a core priority for Mr. Seaver. He served on the San Jose Public Library Foundation board for three years—two as its Vice Chair—as well as on the boards for both City Lights Theater and Work2Future. When he’s not working in the community, Mr. Seaver enjoys watching local baseball games and spending time exploring California’s open spaces.

Director of Membership

Tanya Morales

Tanya is passionate about serving and advocating for the Business Community. She believes in developing strong relationships and has served on the Folsom Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee and City of Folsom Parks & Rec Commissioner. Tanya is a graduate of the Folsom Chamber Leadership Class, she was also named Ambassador of the year in 2019.

Originally from San Francisco, Tanya is a College of San Mateo and UC Davis Alumni. She and her husband own a small business and enjoy volunteering in the community. Tanya loves spending time with her Husband, Daughter (student at Cal Poly, SLO) and Son (student at CSU Sacramento).

Executive Assistant and Events Coordinator

Evie Trojan

Evie has always been passionate about helping and advocating for others and the community. She was in the medical field since 2009 and since then she has been in the legal field as well before becoming the Executive Assistant at the San Jose Chamber of Commerce. Evie is the first generation with her family coming all the way to The U.S. from Czech Republic in the late 80’s. She is fluent in Czech.

Originally from Monterey, CA and attended Monterey Peninsula College where she received her Degrees in Life Science, Communications and English Literature. She has also attended West Valley College for her legal certifications. Evie moved to Santa Cruz County in late 2015. She has been a part of San Jose and it’s city since.

Her interests include traveling, beach days, music, reading, skim boarding and shopping.

Director of Marketing and Communications

Crystal Conway

Crystal is passionate about advancement and continuous improvement. She thrives on learning any time the opportunity presents itself and enjoys challenges. Crystal is Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, a Certified Kaizen Facilitator, and a Notary Public.

Originally from the Midwest Crystal is a recent transplant, arriving in San Jose in late 2021. She is the board secretary for Sunday Friends Foundation, serves on the committee for Telling Asian American Stories, and volunteers with the Parade of Champions.

Her interests include crafting horrifying outdoor Halloween decorations, Star Trek, creating digital art, football, tinkering with motors, building things, reading, and rollercoasters.

Senior Accountant

Liz Rivas

Liz is an amazing accountant and has been with the chamber about a billion years.  She prefers we don't make a bio for her.. she is an accountant after all.. however since we must we are going to make up some information about her.

Meet Liz, the number cruncher extraordinaire! By day, she's an accountant with a passion for spreadsheets and a love of all things financial. But by night, she transforms into a dancing queen with moves that can put Beyoncé to shame.

Born and raised in the city, Liz always had a knack for numbers. Her parents often joked that she could calculate the tip on a restaurant bill faster than the server could bring the check. After graduating from college with a degree in accounting, Liz landed her dream job at a top accounting firm.

But just crunching numbers all day wasn't enough for Liz. She needed an outlet for her boundless energy and a way to let loose. That's when she discovered her love of dance. Liz started taking dance classes after work and quickly fell in love with the art form. She became a regular at the local dance studio, and her skills on the dance floor began to match her skills with a calculator.

Soon, Liz found herself performing at local dance competitions and events, dazzling audiences with her incredible moves. She even started a dance club at her accounting firm, and before long, her colleagues were joining her on the dance floor.

Liz is now a force to be reckoned with in both the accounting and dance worlds. She can balance a budget with one hand and bust a move with the other. Her colleagues love her for her infectious energy and her ability to make even the most mundane accounting tasks seem fun.

So if you're ever in need of an accountant who can also moonwalk, Liz is your girl!