Alice Sullivan, President and CEO of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, has been named Riverside County 3rd District Woman of the Year. This award recognizes women who work to bring about social and economic change, promote women’s equality, serve as outstanding role models to women and girls, work on behalf of women’s issues, or provide outstanding performance within a profession to further advocate for women’s rights and to improve the status of women in Riverside County.
Nominated by Temecula Mayor Pro Tem Matt Rahn and Temecula City Manager, Aaron Adams, Alice Sullivan’s impact on the region are well known and respected. Since beginning her career at the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) in 1989, Sullivan worked her way up, holding every position at the TVCC and has excelled in all capacities until she was named President/CEO in 1994.
Recognizing the need for collaboration, Sullivan had the foresight to launch several beneficial organizations that have greatly impacted and contributed to the Temecula Valley and the region, including the Southwest California Legislative Council, the Economic Development Coalition and the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, just to name a few. She lends her influence to enrich the community and is quick to mentor and encourage those around her. Mayor Pro Tem Rahn shared, “Alice has been an outstanding champion for business development and prosperity in Temecula, with a true dedication to enhancing the quality of life for our community.”
Sullivan has served on the City of Temecula Site Visitation committee, Old Town Marketing committee, Measure C committee for Parks and Recreation, Race for Humanity and Community Recreation Center Foundation Board and past Secretary to the Temecula/Murrieta Group. More recently, Sullivan participated in the efforts to pass Measure S, a local tax initiative, which will provide additional fund necessary to sustain public safety and vital city services. In addition, she spends countless hours attending and supporting various business and non-profit events, growing ever-stronger relationships between the Chamber members and the Temecula Valley.
“I am honored to receive this award,” said Sullivan. “It has been a privilege to be a part of Temecula’s growth into an extraordinary community. I would also like to thank our amazing Board, staff, members, city representatives and volunteers at the TVCC for all of their support.”