Jeff Zarrinnam to Lead the Hollywood Chamber in 2017-2018
HOLLYWOOD, CA—Jeff Zarrinnam, the President & CEO of the Hollywood Hotel, has been elected to lead the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. He was installed as Chair of the Board, along with other Chamber officers and directors at the Chamber’s 96th annual Installation & Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City on Friday, March 31st. Councilmember Mitch O’ Farrell of CD 13 who was recently re-elected for a second term officiated the installation.
Zarrinnam has a long association with Hollywood and the Chamber of Commerce, since he first purchased a hotel on Vermont Avenue. For many years, he chaired the Chamber’s East Hollywood Committee. He was also the founder of the East Hollywood Business Improvement District. Asked by Councilmember Jackie Goldberg to form the BID to maintain public improvements installed by Metro as part of their subway project, it took six years to make the BID a reality. He is currently leading the charge to create two additional BIDs in the Hollywood-Western area and a “Route 66” BID along Santa Monica Blvd. between Vermont Ave. and Vine Street.
Zarrinnam has been a Chamber Board member since 2012. In addition to chairing the East Hollywood Committee, he has served as Chamber Treasurer and is raising the funds for a state-of-the art board room table.