Julie Kleinick has been elected the first-ever woman president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Kleinick, who takes office April 1, is the vice president of M&S Management.
She has been a chamber member for several years and takes the post vacated by Michael Dubin, senior veepee of Kornwasser and Friedman.
She steps into a volunteer job that has been held by 37 men since the Chamber began in 1921. She will be installed at a luncheon on April 6.
Among other officers who will be installed with Kleinick are Steven Lew, senior veepee of MCA Recreation Services, who will be the chamber’s senior veepee. The new vice presidents will be: Mitchell Nedick, Tribune California Properties; Jackie Ruiz, Alpha Design; and Frank Buckley, Ramsey Shilling Commercial Real Estate.
Continuing as treasurer will be Donald Putrimas, of Warner Hollywood Studios. Tom Rau will become board secretary.
Five persons elected to new three-year terms on the board are William Burnsed (Hollywood Digital), Luanna Lindsey (Bank of America), Dorie Shields (Greystone Insurance), Connye Thomas (California Employment Development Dept.) and Barry Uzel (National Bank of California).
Elected to second three-year terms are Robert Artz (General Cinema Theatres), Alix Baptiste (Radisson Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel), Nathan Barr (Musicians Institute), Frank Buckley, Henry Hilty (A.F. Gilmore Co.), Kleinick, Earl Lestz (Paramount Studio Group), Donald Putrimas, Don Robertson (Honda & BMW of Hollywood), Ruiz and Peter Saphier (Tricor, Peter Saphier Productions).