Cabral takes over leadership of Concord Chamber

When I agreed to serve as board chair for the Concord Chamber of Commerce, I looked forward to an exciting challenge. Little did I know I would be leading the search for a new president and CEO.

I have great respect for what our previous president and CEO, Marilyn Fowler, has built. I also know that change represents an opportunity for growth. Over the past four months, a committee of dedicated chamber board members has been meeting regularly to decide who would be the next leader for our organization.

I am thrilled to announce that Kevin Cabral will be the next president and CEO of the Concord Chamber. Cabral has decades of leadership experience locally, most recently as the general manager of the Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek. The Concord native is passionate about giving back to the community where he has lived all of his life.


Cabral takes over leadership of Concord Chamber
Kevin Cabral

He has been a leader in the hospitality industry, winning the Sales Leadership Award from Marriott in 2007. He has also been involved with several local boards, including the Walnut Creek Chamber and the Walnut Creek Convention and Visitor Bureau.

The chamber board invites residents to meet Cabral at one of our November events, whether it is First Friday Coffee or the Mixer/Business Expo on Nov. 7.

We look forward to the experience Cabral brings to the chamber and the dedication he has for building the economic vitality of Concord. With the combination of an extraordinary leader and a capable staff, I am confident that the chamber has an incredible future.

Caitlyn Sly marketing director of the Contra Costa Food bank and president of the board of directors of the Concord Chamber of Commerce. Her email is