Chamber Staff

Christopher Alvarez

Christopher Alvarez

Executive Director

Chris comes to the Chamber with a diverse background. He is a graduate of the University of Redlands, earning his Bachelor’s in Government & French and a Master’s in Higher Education. Just before coming to the Chamber he had been working as a fundraising consultant with various organizations in Redlands and the Coachella Valley. He spent seven years at the University of Redlands working in both Development and Alumni & Community Relations and has also worked as a Congressional Campaign Finance Director.

Since moving back to Redlands in 2011, Chris has served on the Town & Gown Board of Directors and the Valley Preparatory School Board of Trustees. He has also volunteered his time and enjoyment of cooking on behalf of the Redlands Conservancy and Redlands Family Services Association, offering multiple-course wine dinners and brunches which benefit the non-profit organizations.

Jan Nowlin

General Manager

Jan has been the General Manager of Redlands Chamber of Commerce for 21 years and brings vast experience in management and finance to the chamber.

Prior to joining the Chamber, she held general manager positions with oversight of accounting & finance, office management, and HR responsibilities. Before her general manager positions Jan also spent time as a construction project manager for two local construction projects. She started her career with the California Teachers Association as a licensed Fire & Casualty and Life & Disability insurance agent, rounding out years of local connections and insight to various business sectors.

Throughout the years Jan has been involved with many organizations volunteering with holiday food collection and distribution. She has been married for 35 years and enjoys golf, bowling and relaxing at the ocean.