Staff

Executive Director

Jay Lifson
Phone: (925) 284-7404, ext. 11
Email:jay@lafayettechamber.org

Jay Lifson was born and raised in the slums of Beverly Hills.  Yes, there really are slums in Beverly Hills.  He attended Beverly Hills High School where he spent a lot of time playing football and running track. Jay stopped growing at the age of 15.  Jay was a Boy Scout, until he was asked to leave.
Jay began his long restaurant career with Bob’s Big Boy, home of  “Steaks, shakes and pancakes.”
Jay bought a restaurant in Lafayette in 1982, The Rocking Horse was on the west end of town and Jay operated that for a little over 5 years.
Jay is the proud father of three daughters.  His bride Kathy Doyle is an RN at Kaiser Walnut Creek. They have been married for 25 years.
Jay managed the Lafayette Park Hotel and Bing Crosby’s Restaurant before he took the job at the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.
Now that you have heard all of this, aren’t you just a little more concerned about our city?
Jay has been your Executive Director of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce for nearly five years.  Last year he was your CEO.  But times are tough and the chamber just can’t afford a CEO at this time, so he’s your Executive Director again.
Enough kidding around!  It is truly a pleasure to serve the businesses and residents of Lafayette.  We are lucky to have such a wonderful place to call home.  This community has a heart and soul and I will do whatever I can to make sure the Lafayette Chamber is busy contributing to our collective success.  jay

Bio:

3791456239_3560d640d6_mJay Lifson was born and raised in the slums of Beverly Hills.  Yes, there really are slums in Beverly Hills.  He attended Beverly Hills High School where he spent a lot of time playing football and running track. It’s a shame Jay stopped growing at the age of 15.  Jay was a Boy Scout, until he was asked to leave.

Jay began his long restaurant career with Bob’s Big Boy, home of “Steaks, Shakes and Pancakes.”
Jay bought a restaurant in Lafayette in 1982. The Rocking Horse was on the west end of town and Jay operated that for a little over 5 years.

Jay is the proud father of three daughters and Papa to his grandson Jayden (nice name).  His bride Kathy Doyle is an RN at Kaiser Walnut Creek. They have been married for 31 years.

Jay managed the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa and Bing Crosby’s Restaurant before he took the job at the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.

Now that you have heard all of this, aren’t you just a little more concerned about our city?

Jay has been your Executive Director of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce for eleven years.  At one point he was your President/CEO.  But during the recession times got tough and the chamber just could not afford a CEO at the time, so he’s your Executive Director again.

Enough kidding around!  It is truly a pleasure to serve the businesses and residents of Lafayette.  We are lucky to have such a wonderful place to call home.  This community has a heart and soul and I will do whatever I can to make sure the Lafayette Chamber is busy contributing to our collective success.  We model our organization after a big happy family (without the mini-dramas).

Join us!  Join the family…

Event Director

Sara Regan
Phone: (925) 284-7404, ext. 10
Email: sara@lafayettechamber.org

Office Manager

Linda Carlson
Phone: (925) 284-7404, ext. 13
Email: linda@lafayettechamber.org

Membership Services Director

Barbara Gilmore
Phone: (925) 284-7404, ext. 12
Email: membership@lafayettechamber.org

Communications Director

Holly Sonne
Phone: (925) 284-7404
Email: holly@lafayettechamber.org