Leron Gubler, who has been the head of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for 25 years, has announced his plan to retire by 2019.
In a statement on Wednesday, Gubler said, “It has truly been an honor to work in one of the most famous communities in the world and to be a participant in the revitalization of Hollywood.”
He added, “I have had great opportunities working with our board, my staff and so many committed Chamber members, as well as the entertainment industry.”
Leron Gubler has served as the president and CEO of the body from 1992 and was awarded and honored for his 25 years of leadership in September. Leron Gubler is also the longest-serving CEO in the 97-year history of the organization.
He is known for his role as an emcee for the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a role that he has been doing for 10 years and has emceed almost 300 Walk of Fame ceremonies during that time. Leron had also initiated the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation that had managed to raise around $900,000 for Hollywood non-profit projects. Also to assist media covering the Oscars he had started the Chamber’s Award Welcome Center.
Jeff Zarrinnam, Chair of the board of the Hollywood Chamber, said that Leron Gubler would continue working through the end of 2018 so that a smooth transition in leadership can be established. A search committee for the new president and CEO is being formed that will be led by Zarrinnam.