San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Taps Juliana Bunim as VP of Strategic Communications

January 15, 2016
Bob Linscheid 

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce (SF Chamber) today announced the appointment of Juliana Bunim as its Vice President of Strategic Communications. As a member of the organization’s senior leadership team, Bunim will spearhead the SF Chamber’s communications strategies, programs and campaigns.

"Juliana Bunim"
Juliana Bunim

Since 2010, Bunim has worked at the University of California, San Francisco, where she led communications and media relations for the state-of-the-art, 183-bed UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Mission Bay. She previously managed local news coverage as an editor for the San Francisco Examiner, and also worked as a personal finance writer and editor at in New York City.

“Juliana brings a unique perspective and blend of experience that will greatly benefit the SF Chamber and the organizations we represent,” said Bob Linscheid, President and CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. “At the SF Chamber we are dedicated to growing business and enhancing the economic vitality of the city through advocacy, economic development and business development. Juliana’s strengths and experience working to launch and represent a cutting edge hospital at one of San Francisco’s most venerable institutions shows that she has the skills to represent both the new and established faces of San Francisco’s economy.”

As the Vice President of Strategic Communications, Bunim 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. 

“This is an exciting time of unprecedented growth and innovation that can set a strong base of the city’s economic future,” said Bunim. “The Chamber is critical in the ongoing conversation about the future of the region, and I look forward to engaging with its key constituents and Board of Directors to share its message more broadly.”

Bunim will begin in early February. She holds a master’s degree from the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two daughters.

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The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most influential business membership organization in San Francisco. The Chamber serves more than 2,500 member businesses and over 200,000 employees from companies of every size and industry in San Francisco and across the Bay Area. Acting on our mission to attract, support, and grow business through advocacy, economic development, and business development in San Francisco, the Chamber delivers more than 250 programs and events each year and advocates for a prosperous economy and high quality of life for everyone who lives, works and visits the city. More information about the Chamber is available at