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Jerry Amante, Executive Director
Jerry possesses nearly 40 years of real estate and land use law, business and corporate law, political and government experience. He served in public office, including Council Member, Mayor and as a Board Member and Chairman of several regional government agencies and non-profit organizations. Jerry has almost 40 years of practicing law in complex transactions and litigation in California; He is admitted to all California State and Federal courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

David Murillo, CAE

Deputy Executive Director, Governance
David is an association management executive with a depth of experience in marketing, program development, communications with membership and public agencies. Previously, David had been the membership executive for the California Restaurant Association as well as the American Council of Engineering Companies of California.



Emily Mullin, CAE

Operations Director

Emily has extensive experience working with associations. She is the former membership manager for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). Emily was also the former executive director of the Home Improvement Contractors Association of San Diego and the former San Diego regional director and statewide accounting manager for CALPASC.



Brooke Bushart
Legislative Director

Brooke assists with all legislative efforts, board meetings, and handles all legal and financial contracts.




Tamra Smalewitz 
Membership and Events Coordinator

Tamra answers member phone calls, assists with event planning, coordinates webinars and also helps execute various internal and external communication efforts.




Adrian Tlatenchi
Administrative Coordinator

Adrian assists AOCHLA in many ways. He produces agenda's and packets for board meetings, assists with event planning and financial responsibilities.