For Immediate Release: May 23, 2022

Cupertino Chamber Hires New Executive Director

CUPERTINO, CA – The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today announced the selection of Rick Kitson as the new Cupertino Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.

“After receiving applications from across the country, I am pleased and excited to announce the hiring of Mr. Kitson,” said Board President Claudio Bono. “Through our nationwide recruitment, we found that no one better embodied, the skills, knowledge, and vision needed to help our community and organization succeed.”

During his career, programs under his direction consistently won national and international awards and competitions. He has worked for agencies and officials from Silicon Valley to Members of the European Parliament. Mr. Kitson has been instrumental in the development of local government alternative programs and has been at the forefront of municipal e-services. Mr. Kitson studied for his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Science in Mass Communication at San Jose State University. He has also studied at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the London School of Economics, and Harvard University. Mr. Kitson was previously the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce Director of Communication. He will begin as the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce Executive Director on June, 1.

“Our Cupertino community has shown itself to be both innovative and resilient,” said Mr. Kitson. “I am honored to continue the Cupertino Chamber’s tradition of serving organizations and people throughout the community as we emerge from the pandemic into a profoundly changed economy.”


The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business and community advocacy organization with members that employ more than 45,000 people. The Chamber works with government, education, and private industry to strengthen local businesses and advocate for a vibrant, sustainable, and healthy economy and community. For more information, visit