Julian Canete

Director of Public Policy

Julian Canete currently serves as the Director of Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships. As Director of Public Policy he manages the chamber’s advocacy efforts and engages legislators, executive branch, and government agencies on issues that impact California’s API and small business community.

He is currently a member of the California Utilities Diversity Council (CUDC), serves on the Department of General Services Small Business Advisory Board, and represents CalAsian Chamber on the Californians for Affordable & Reliable Energy (CARE) coalition.

Julian previously served as President and CEO of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce from 1999 – 2006 and again from 2009-2012. During his tenures the CHCC was recognized as country’s largest statewide ethnic chamber of commerce.

Julian has served as the Chairman of the San Joaquin County Private Industry Council, on the Coalition of State Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. He is also recognized by the California Public Utilities as an expert witness on supplier diversity issues.