Meet the Ambassadors
Victoria Briskin - Ambassador & Membership Committee Chair/Board of Directors
Victoria is proud to represent the Concord Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador and is inspired by those who serve others with compassion and kindness. Her diverse background includes hotel development & operations, sales & marketing, project management, community outreach & nonprofit development. Victoria is motivated to make a positive difference in the community and values the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, businesses, local government and neighbors.
Pam Bayer opened Bayer & Associates in 1988 managing client books and funds. Her clientele is varied and she has become a major resource for numerous types of businesses. She expanded her bookkeeping business to include the preparation of income taxes and specializes in individuals, estates, sole proprietors, and LLCs. She is involved in the community in many ways that serve her passions in life. She is part of Contra Costa Tale Spinners which is a monthly story swap group, keeping the oral tradition alive. She also sings with Cantare con Vivo in an adult chorale group who performs four times a year locally. She loves being part of a tribe, thus her involvement with the Chamber of Commerce.
David Benet is the Volunteer Coordinator for Mobility Matters. Mobility Matters operates a trained volunteer driver program that provides free, one-on-one, door-through-door rides for seniors and disabled veterans who cannot access other forms of transportation. His goal is to meet new volunteers which takes him to a least 5 mixers a week. He is also a member of the Diablo View Rotary Club and the San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Club.
Diane has been in Leadership as a Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics for over 20 years. As an established entrepreneur, she loves to connect with people in the community. Diane has lived in the Concord area for most of her life and has been involved with the Concord Chamber since 2001, serving on the board and now as an ambassador. Being an involved member has had a huge impact on her business and making connections in the community.
Phillip has been a resident of Concord and in the Mortgage industry for over 25 years. He was a previous Ambassador for the chamber and has now rejoined as he sees the benefits of networking. Phillip loves the community and has been active with City wide events as well as with the Contra Costa Greek Food and Wine Festival for many years.
Mark Hall is the owner of NetSolutions. He designs and implements personalized technology solutions to fit the specific needs of the client to enhance their business value and long reaching success. As a Microsoft certified Small Business Specialist, he offers complete system design and support focusing on Microsoft technologies. Mark is also on the Board of Directors at the chamber.
Jenniffer was born in Nicaragua and migrated to the US when she was 5 years old because of the Civil War in the 80's. She always loved to cook and feed people, and started cooking and experimenting in the kitchen at age 7. From there on, she taught herself how to make fresh pasta, sushi, smoked and grilled BBQ, homemade sauce, and much more. Jenniffer learned how to cook Nicaraguan food from family, friends, and YouTube, always adding her "sazon" to the dishes. She started with a childhood memory of the "Buñuelos" which is Yucca, cheese, and egg in a simple syrup. As she continued to experiment with Nicaraguan recipes it became a passion. Then it became a way for her to stay connected to her roots, so she started to learn about Nicaraguan cuisine and techniques. Always wanting her own business, she went all-in with La Fritanguera that opened July 10, 2017.
Jenniffer joined the Concord Chamber in 2019 to introduce her company to the community. Her involvement has now grown to help others see the benefit of joining the Chamber.
RE/MAX Accord, Broker Associate
Julie has been a local Realtor since 1999 assisting buyers, sellers, investors and exchangers. She raised her two children in the East Bay and in the early days of her career, primarily helped other young families realize their dream of home ownership. Julie is a licensed Broker Associate and has helped hundreds of clients reach their Real Estate goals. She is a top producing agent in her office but still treats each client as if they are family. In her free time, she volunteers with the Chamber and other local organizations, travels, and spends time with family and friends.
Thomas O’Sullivan, Certified Public Accountant, license #105388, is the owner of O’Sullivan & Associates in Concord, CA. O’Sullivan & Associates is a public accounting firm serving individuals, small business and non-profits with accounting and advisory services. Prior, he worked over 20 years in the legal industry as a senior financial manager for large regional, national and international law firms. In addition, he was a Controller for a wine logistics firm in Napa, CA.
Johana Segura is an immigrant from Peru who moved to this country at the age of 8 with her family. She comes from a family of health field workers, from doctors to nurses and entrepreneurs. With over 20 years in the Home Care field, she's making her dreams to reality in building her own company 24/7 Nightingale. She is a licensed vocational nurse for 15 years and counting. She holds strong family values and caring for her elders is a must.
Johana loves to be involved in growing the community and connecting with other businesses. Wanting to give back and providing care for those less fortune is a passion of her. She loves her employees and wants to see them grow and be the best they can be.
Tamara Steiner is the publisher and editor of the Pioneer community newspapers, serving Concord and Clayton. She is both an Ambassador and a board member. Prior to starting the Clayton Pioneer in 2003 she and her husband Robert owned and operated the Pacific Business Center in Pleasant Hill. Tamara has an undergraduate degree in political science and an MBA, both from Cal State Hayward (now CSUEB). She and Robert raised their six children in rural Clayton, where they still live among the landslides and wildfires.
Daniel Sweeney is proud to serve as an Ambassador for the Concord Chamber of Commerce. Daniel has worked for F&M Bank in Concord since June of 2017 and his goal is to not only provide exceptional banking products & solutions to both consumer and businesses in the local community but get to know business owners and help them make valuable connections with others in the Concord community in efforts to grow their business. In Daniel’s personal time, he enjoys being married to his wife Jenny and traveling as well as serving as a Rotarian in The diablo View Rotary Club!