TEMECULA – 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, Sullivan’s impact on the region is well-known and respected. Since beginning her career at the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce in 1989, Sullivan has worked her way up the organization, holding every position and excelling in all capacities until she was named president and 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.
“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,” Rahn said.
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 nonprofit events, growing ever stronger relationships between Chamber of Commerce members and the Temecula Valley.
“I am honored to receive this award,” Sullivan said. “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.”