Jennings Imel is the Executive Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Western Regional Office. The office is responsible for legislative and political grassroots activities in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii in support of the U.S. Chamber’s national public policy goals.
Before joining the U.S. Chamber staff in 2013, Jennings worked in Washington, DC at the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress and at the public affairs firm of Mercury, Clark & Weinstock. Prior to moving to DC, Jennings worked in the California State Assembly; he also managed and worked on several successful congressional and state legislative campaigns, mostly in the Southern California region.
Jennings received a master’s degree in international affairs from The George Washington University and bachelor’s degrees in political science and German from the University of California, Riverside.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation, representing more than 300,000 companies, trade associations and chambers of commerce. More than 96% of the Chamber’s business members have 100 or fewer employees.