Maria S. Salinas
Ms. Maria S. Salinas is the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. She is a business and community leader, an experienced corporate director and a finance professional with expertise in leading organizations in financial planning and reporting, controls and compliance. Prior to launching her own business in 2006, she held financial leadership roles at The Walt Disney Company for nearly eleven years and also led client engagements with Ernst & Young, LLP. Ms. Salinas was a founding organizer and director of ProAmérica Bank and served as its Chairwoman from April 2014 through its sale. She also previously served as a Director of Pacific Commerce Bank and Bancorp. She currently serves as a board member of several community-based organizations, including the national Boards of UnidosUS and Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, and also serves on the Board of Trustees of Loyola Marymount University, her alma mater. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, National Latina Business Women's Association, Women's Corporate Directors and the Latino Corporate Directors Association. Ms. Salinas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University and earned her Certified Public Accountant designation in 1989.