The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has chosen Keith Kaplan as its new chair. Kaplan will officially step into the role in early March, replacing Hany Haddad.
Kaplan has lived in West Hollywood for 30 years and has been very involved in the local business community. His Kaplan Group has provided marketing and public relations services to luxury fashion and jewelry brands. In his role as executive director of the Fur Information Council of America, Kaplan helped rally opposition to West Hollywood’s proposal to ban the sale of fur apparel. That effort failed, and the city implemented the ban in September 2013. Kaplan currently is a Realtor with Sotheby’s in West Hollywood.
Kaplan has served as co-chair of the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee and as a member of its Executive Board of Directors.
The Chamber, founded in 1921, is the major representative of and advocate for businesses in West Hollywood. In March it will announce the names of recently elected new board members.