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Hot 25: 2009 Honorees
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Published: November 01, 2009

Tallia Hart

President and CEO, Irvine Chamber of Commerce
Age: 35
Fact: She trained with the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team under Bela Karolyi
and won a gold medal at the national level in the uneven bars.
On practicing good business: “If we provide extraordinary service to our members, cultivate a strong local economy and work to enhance the community as a whole, the chamber will flourish, as it has since its inception.”
With Irvine’s thriving technology and pharmaceutical industries, not to mention a world-class university and a top-notch business environment, it’s no wonder that
BusinessWeek named it one of the safest cities in the country to ride out a recession.
There’s no need to tell this to Tallia Hart; she already knows it. She was selected to lead Irvine’s Chamber of Commerce, following former President Jacquie Warren’s retirement, taking the reins over more than 1,000 membership companies and 60,000 member employees.
Hart says the chamber is working to enhance benefits for member businesses, and also is working with the city of Irvine, the Hotel Improvement District and other partners to develop local economic campaigns and stimulate tourism efforts.

– Caitlin Adams

OC METRO's 2009 Hot 25 honorees:

Toby Bost  |  Mike Gillespie  |  Anil Puri  |  Sean Collins
Kevin Boylan & T.K. Pillan  |  Dr. Jason Knight  |  Hugh Hewitt
Luke Allen  |  Tina Aldatz  |  Sukhee Kang  |  Glenn Gray
Amelia & Florent Marneau  |  Tim McFerran  |  Tallia Hart
 Bill Sanderson Henrik Fisker  |  Janet Hamada  |  Wayne Gross
Julie Miller-Phipps  |  Michael Ruane  |  Carl St.Clair
  Pretend City Phil Willms Sheryl Bourgeois  |  Steve Nichols

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Web extra:
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of OC METRO's Hot 25 awards, here are our original Hot 25 honorees, who were featured in 1990.

Doug Rankin  |  Erich Vollmer  |  Dennis Aigner  |  Greg Patton
Janice Mittermeier  |  Carol Stogsdill  |  Carl St.Clair
Anton Segerstrom  |  Christopher Cox  |  Christine (Reed) Iger
Dr. Robert Bade  |  Thomas Mays  |  Mike Goode
Richard Gadbois  |  Rudy Castruita  |  Debbie Miede
Ernest C. Brown  |  Mossimo Giannulli  |  Daniel L. Rasmussen
Cynthia Ellner  |  Kathryn Braun Lewis  |  David Wilhelm

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first Hot 25 honorees