A Binational Vision

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce recently announces that Paola Avila will become the new Executive Director of the Chamber’s Mexico Business Center (MBC). The MBC is the advocacy arm of the Chamber that is solely focused on binational affairs, border issues, cross border commerce and more.


In her new role, Paola will focus on developing domestic and international public policies that enhance economic prosperity through cross border trade, an efficient border, and robust business, political and cultural relationships between the two countries.

“Paola’s skills and experience have already been a tremendous asset to our organization and will continue to augment our capabilities going forward,” Chamber President and CEO, Jerry Sanders tells Giving Back Magazine.

A native of Mexico, and with more than 15 years of experience in public policy, community outreach and government relations Paola has spent a significant portion of her career focused on bi-national affairs and various border issues. From 2000 to 2005, she served as Mayor Dick Murphy’s Deputy Chief of Staff, where she advised the Mayor on bi-national affairs. Recently, Paola served in Senator Ben Hueso’s office advising him in several areas including water, energy and economic development related to his district which spans the entire California – Mexico border.