David L. Elliott
Presdent/CEO, Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce
Dave Elliott has been an Orange County resident for over 25 years. He is currently the President/CEO of the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, the second largest city in Orange County, with a population of 375,000. Before accepting his role at the Chamber in 2010, Dave served as Associate Vice President of University Relations, at Vanguard University for over 15 years.
Dave is also President of David Elliott & Associates, Inc., a business development and consulting firm serving for-profit and non-profit businesses and organizations. He is known throughout Orange County as a relationship builder and connector of people. His motto is “just do good and you will make a difference.” Dave believes helping others and surrounding yourself with integral people, brings lasting success and significance. Dave also teaches “How to Build a Meaningful Relationship Network” and leads two successful networking groups: Business Owner’s Advisory Team (BOAT) and Centers of Influence Network (COIN).
Dave’s education includes a B.S. in Education from University of Arizona, a M.A. in Music from Azusa Pacific University, and post-graduate work in Secondary Education from Biola University. Dave’s philanthropic work includes serving on the Board of Directors for High School Inc.
Dave has been married for over eight years, has four children and 12 grandchildren, and enjoys entertaining, playing golf, traveling, movies and the theater.