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Ambassador Committee

The Superstars of the San Jose Chamber!

Ambassadors for the SJ Chamber are super volunteers who are passionate about their local business community and committed to supporting economic growth and development. Their primary role is to serve as a liaison between the Chamber and its members, as well as between the Chamber and the broader community.

Ambassadors help to promote the Chamber and its events, recruit new members, and assist in member retention efforts. They serve as welcoming faces at events, providing a friendly and knowledgeable presence to help attendees network and connect with one another. They may also visit new businesses in the community to introduce them to the Chamber and its benefits.

Overall, the role of Chamber Ambassadors is to help strengthen the business community and promote economic growth by supporting the Chamber's mission and goals. They are a valuable asset to any Chamber of Commerce, helping to build stronger relationships between businesses, government, and community leaders.

Interested in joining the team?  

Meet the SJ Chamber Ambassadors

Sean Lernihan

General Manager and Sales for Premier Recycle Company

Ambassador's Committee Chair

As a seasoned Sales and Business Development professional with a demonstrated track record in the construction sustainability industry, Sean has proudly served as General Manager & Sales leader at Premier Recycle Company. Passionate about simplifying construction material recycling, Sean has successfully led his team to deliver impactful solutions to clients, optimizing their sustainable practices while achieving operational efficiencies.

Sean's expertise stems from his Bachelor of Business Administration (BS) degree, with a concentration in Management, from San Jose State University, as well as his extensive experience in the field. He is a proud member of the thriving San Jose business community, having been born and raised in the area.

Kai Deering

Independent Consultant for LegalShield

I was a member of LegalShield at my last corporate America job. It was a portable benefit, I loved it and kept on the plan after I left the company. When I became an entrepreneur, I bought their small business plan and it was an invaluable resource, so much so that I started referring it to others. I figured the fact that I was referring it for free was the sign of a good business model and decided that I should go to work with them.

That was 20 years ago and it was the best business decision I ever made; I have never looked back. I love helping people, the fact corporate does all of the "heavy lifting," and of course the residual income. All I had to do was put my excitement, networking, and work ethic into their system. The sky is the limit! In fact, I am more excited about LegalShield today then I was when I first got started! I am obsessed with the social justice mission and being a part of the legal revolution! There will be history books written about how LegalShield disrupted the way we deliver justice in North American and I am proud to be a part of that!

Michael Vukson

Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors

I take a long-term, consultative approach to personalizing my recommendations to help meet my clients’ specific needs. I have been serving in the investment securities industry since 1996. My primary area of focus is to assist my clients in the attainment of their financial goals. My clients include private individuals and families, along with corporate and Taft-Hartley benefit plans. For more information, please give me a call.

Alex Caruso

Commercial Real Estate Agent at Global Commercial

Alex is a Sales Associate at Global Commercial who specializes in tenant and landlord representation.

He focuses on warehouse, flex space, retail, and office product types.

Alex helps his clients with leasing, purchasing, sales, and broker opinion of values to achieve their commercial real estate goals.

Feel free to reach out with any commercial real estate questions; Alex would be happy to help.

Andre Gong-Sue

President, My Business To Do, Inc.

Employer Solutions for Employee Issues

When the demand to run your business takes away your focus to drive your business forward, My Business To Do, Inc. is here to help. As an Employer solutions provider, our mission is to provide our Clients with high-value, cost-effective solutions to the regulatory and financial burdens of running a business and hiring and maintaining your staff.

Matt Ryan

Executive Director for Oakmont Senior Living of Silver Creek

Executive Director for over 5 years in Senior Living. Collaborated with internal and external work groups to ensure the successful development of community sales and activities. A true Servant Leader that utilizes communication and people development to provide strategic results as they relate to the sales and marketing of a community. A Sales Leader in the successful opening of two new communities through lease-up and active networking in Sales and Marketing.

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