San Fernando Valley Business Journal

BizFed Taps Valley Leaders

By Mark Madler Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Two San Fernando Valley business professionals have been named as the new chairman and chairman-elect of the Los Angeles County Business Federation, the organization announced Tuesday.

Don St. Clair is taking the post of chairman of the business lobbying group, better known as BizFed, and M.C. Townsend is now the chairman-elect.

St. Clair is the vice president for enrollment management at Woodbury University, in Burbank. He is also the immediate past chairman of the Valley Economic Development Center, the Sherman Oaks small business lender and entrepreneur-assistance organization.

Townsend is the chief executive of the Regional Black Chamber of Commerce of San Fernando Valley, in Encino. She has served as co-vice chairwoman of BizFed’s advocacy committee and vice chairwoman of the nominating committee.

Other Valley appointees at BizFed include Michael Tou, director government relations, Providence Health & Services Southern California, as co-vice chair of the health care committee; and Dianne F. Harrison, president, California State University, Northridge, as co-chair of the advisory council.

BizFed represents 120 businesses and more than 260,000 business owners throughout Los Angeles County.