New Executive Takes Chamber’s Helm
Tamara Campbell was appointed executive director of Laguna Beach’s Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Kristine Thalman, who left the post after three years earlier this month.
Campbell, a local resident and former member of the city’s Heritage Committee, has experience representing business interests and engaging in political action.
“We are confident that Tamara’s skills and experience will serve the Chamber of Commerce well,” said Larry Nokes, president of the 350-member organization.
Balmer-Csira Takes Zoning Reins Temporarily
Nancy Balmer-Csira has been appointed acting zoning administrator when Liane Schuller retires in March.
A process to fill the position permanently will be conducted after a replacement is named to succeed John Montgomery as community development director, the city manager said in his weekly report.
Playhouse Adds a Supporter With Lineage
Jared K. Mathis, great grandson of Laguna Playhouse’s founding supporters Lewis Moulton and Nellie Gail Moulton, was elected to the Playhouse board.
“I’m proud to be following in their footsteps,” said Mathis, a native Californian, who joined Irvine’s MMB Management, LLC, a real estate investment company, last March. He previously worked as vice president of the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C.
Mathis graduated from Claremont’s Pomona College and a master’s from Georgetown University.
Photo: Jared Mathis