SAN FRANCISCO, CA, SEPT. 8, 2014—The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco’s largest and most vibrant business network with a membership of more than 1,500 business organizations, today announced the appointment of Marshall Wilson to serve as the organization’s Vice President of Strategic Communications.
“We are excited to welcome Marshall to our team,” said Bob Linscheid, President and CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. “He comes to us highly recommended based on his extensive experience and character and we have high expectations for him.”
Since late 2006 Wilson has served in the San Mateo County Manager’s Office, most recently as the Communications Director for the 5,500-employee organization. Prior to his joining the public sector, Wilson worked from 1996 to 2006 as an assignment editor and reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle.
“This is an exciting opportunity to serve the Chamber’s members,” Wilson said, “and to help the Chamber achieve its core mission: keep San Francisco vibrant and prosperous by attracting, developing and supporting business.”
As the Vice President of Strategic Communications, Wilson will be responsible for the Chamber’s communications programs and activities. This includes working with the Chamber’s Board of Directors to promote Chamber activities, events and initiatives and those of the Chamber’s Foundation. The Foundation’s partners include the San Francisco Center for Economic Development, ChinaSF, Leadership San Francisco and Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy.
Wilson will join the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce in late September.
Prior to joining the San Francisco Chronicle, Wilson worked at the San Mateo Times newspaper for seven years. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Wilson resides on the Peninsula with his wife and their young daughter.