L.A. Area Chamber Appoints Beverly Kenworthy as Public Policy Manager

July 8, 2009 8:00 am

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce announced today the appointment of Beverly Kenworthy as public policy manager.  Kenworthy will oversee policy issues including land use, development and workforce housing, among others.

“Beverly Kenworthy’s familiarity with the business and political landscape of Los Angeles makes her a perfect fit for the L.A. Area Chamber,” said Gary Toebben, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.  “Her experience working on land use and planning issues will greatly benefit the Chamber membership and the development community in Los Angeles.”

Most recently, Kenworthy served as Senior Planning Deputy for City of Los Angeles Councilmember Jack Weiss.  Representing Councilmember Weiss, Kenworthy engaged constituents on issues including the city’s planning process, zoning and municipal codes.  Prior to serving in the Councilmember’s office, Kenworthy served as account manager for Zephyr Medical Enterprises and as acting director for the Center for the Advancement of Women and Science and Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. 

“I am pleased to join the L.A. Area Chamber,” said Beverly Kenworthy.  “I look forward to leveraging my experience in the private-sector and working with the city council to help advance policies to improve the business climate in our city.”

Kenworthy received her bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Southern California.


The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.

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