ION Hollywood, CA | Hollywood’s public officials, business leaders, Chamber members and the community came together to say farewell and celebrate the retirement of business star Leron Gubler. As the dedicated President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who served the Hollywood community for more than 26 years. Leron is retiring at the end of the year. The Hollywood Chamber marked this gigantic milestone on three different occasions.
On Wednesday, December 12th, the Hollywood community which knew well and admired Leron for the past quarter of a century was invited to a reception at the lobby of Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel for an opportunity to bid him farewell. The event was followed by a red carpet private dinner gathering in the ballroom where people had an opportunity to salute Leron with an evening of recollections and merriment. Vin Di Bona, Producer and Founder of FishBowl Worldwide Media and Donelle Dadigan, Chair of the Board of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Founder of the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building emceed the event. Guests heard from Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell of Council District 13, Councilmember David Ryu of Council District 4, Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief Director, Office of Special Operations, LAPD. Guests also heard from business leaders Jeff Lotman of Global Icons; Chris Barton of Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.; Michelle Sobrino-Stearns of Variety; Randy Baumberger of Paramount Pictures; Craig Darian of Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, and Kristin Cavanaugh of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The staff of the Hollywood Chamber also had an opportunity to bring tokens and share what they learned from Leron’s leadership at the helm of the Chamber. Leron’s family also had an opportunity to mark the occasion. His wife Audrey accompanied with their two children Lauren and Seth listed the top 10 things they will be missing as Leron retires from his long-time staple career as the Hollywood Chamber President & CEO. The evening concluded with a farewell message from Leron, the retiring star of the evening.