Contact info: 626-447-2159 / Info@ArcadiaCaChamber.org
Scott Hettrick, Chief Executive Officer since March 2011
Scott moved his family to Arcadia in 1991, became a member of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2006, was named Business Person of the Year in 2008, and co-chaired the Government Affairs Forum for five years before being hired as full-time CEO in March 2011. He started the ArcadiasBest.com news web site and companion e-newsletter in 2007, and the non-profit community events group Arcadia’s Best Foundation in 2010, which created the Arcadia Patriotic Festival and parade in 2011, and annual One Community, One Book programs, as well as the Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market every Saturday in December 2013 and 2014. As a Board Director of the Arcadia Historical Society, he chairs the Historical Marker Committee that installed the Chamber’s 75th Anniversary marker, among many others. He is a founding member of the Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association business district, served on the Arcadia Library Board of Trustees from 2008-2012, including as Chairman in 2011-12, and is currently the President of the Arcadia Public Library Foundation. In recognition of his work with Arcadia’s Best, the Historical Society, and the downtown business district, Scott was honored with the American Planning Association‘s Distinguished Leadership Award — Citizen Planner, by both the Los Angeles and California chapters in 2011. Scott is also a 25-year entertainment business journalist, including 12 years as editor/reporter at industry trade newspapers The Hollywood Reporter, Video Business, and Daily Variety. While at Variety, he created a $1 million spin-off DVD Exclusive publication and annual awards program in Hollywood, the latter of which he produced with Dick Clark for a primetime run on the FX cable network. Since 2007 he also operates his own web sites and related e-newsletters at HollywoodInHiDef.com and 3DHollywood.net.
Born in Philadelphia, Scott also lived in Illinois before his family moved to Independence, Missouri for his teen and young adult years.
Bill Hacket, Deputy Director / Office Manager since July 2014 Prior to joining the Arcadia Chamber, Bill spent ten years as the State of California’s District Director and Senior Field Representative for then-Assembly Members Anthony Portantino and Carol Liu.
Spending most of his youth in Rhode Island, where he was a guide at the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Bill went on to study international business and law in Dublin, Ireland and then returned to Rhode Island to graduate from Providence College before moving to Los Angeles where he earned a Graduate/Juris Doctorate at Southwestern University School of Law. He is a member of the Massachusetts and California Bar Associations.
For seven years, Bill was a legal consultant to the entertainment industry, monitoring the use of State funds and employee training, as well as trademarks and contract negotiations.
Among his many myriad accomplishments, Bill has chaired the Los Angeles Dodgers Job Fair, providing jobs to thousands of people; chaired the City of Hope Health Summit; and was a member of the California Highway Patrol SR-2 Motorcycle Safety Corridor Task Force.
Lisa Ferrick, Member Director since April 2014 – weekday afternoons
Lisa handles member support and office administration — certificates of origin, conference room reservations, bookings of ribbon-cuttings and mixers, as well as providing most of the Chamber photography and creating event fliers and some social media, amongst other duties.
Also: Kristy Thatcher Bradshaw, member recruiter, manager, retention – freelance consultant/contractor. E-mail: Kristythatcherbradshaw@gmail.com
Also: Kim Arnold, bookkeeper and utility player extraordinaire – Wednesday and Friday afternoons. E-mail: Kim@ArcadiaCaChamber.org
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