LB Area Chamber of Commerce hires government affairs manager


Christine Bos

The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Christine Bos has been named the entity’s Government Affairs Manager. Bos began her position on Monday, April 15.

“We are excited to bring Christine on board to carry out the very important work of advocating for business with government for our members,” said Randy Gordon, president and CEO of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “I look forward to introducing her to our members and elected officials so we may continue to strengthen our relationships.”

Bos will work closely with Senior Vice President Jeremy Harris as part of the training and transition plan for Harris to succeed Gordon as president and CEO on July 1, 2020, according to the chamber. Before joining, Bos served as the senior administrative officer with the United States Department of State in the Office of Foreign Missions. She was responsible for maintaining relationships with various federal agencies and municipal offices to facilitate the exchange of information.

“I am so excited and honored to be a part of the Long Beach Area Chamber,” Bos said. “The chamber’s reputation and leadership in the business community is impressive to say the least. I hope to leverage my past experience in my new role as an advocate for business and to continue the work of creating dialogue with all levels of government. I understand this is a big position, and I am familiar with some of the challenges that will arise. I am ready for the challenge, and I look forward to meeting with our members and community stakeholders.”

In her role, Bos will: manage public policy and advocacy programs; serve as the staff liaison to the chamber’s Government Affairs Council and political action committees; and assist with communications for these programs.

Bos is a graduate of University of Southern California, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. She resides in Long Beach with her husband Trevor.