Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is elected every two years by members and includes four officers and 11 members at large.

Ali Kamal Daud

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Marla Valdez

Executive Secretary

Paul Murphy


Emmee Haun


William R. Crew


Vairali Mehta

Board Member

Fouad Eid

Vice President

Talal Al Subhi

Board Member

Shayan Sumar

Board Member

Gary Schumann

Board Member

Girish Chawla

Board Member

If you are interested in serving on the OABC board, our next election will be held in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Requirements for Board Members:

  • Must be a member of the OABC or an authorized representative of a corporate or premium member company
  • Must notify the organization before Oct 1st of his/her intention to be a candidate for the Board of Directors
  • Attend quarterly OABC Board meetings
  • Respond promptly to emails regarding OABC initiatives
  • Strongly consider joining a committee of the OABC (Events, CSR or Business Development)
  • Actively participate in OABC events when possible, and other priorities of the organization

Benefits for Board Members

  • May suggest special initiatives and events of the OABC
  • Involvement in high-level planning of specific programs or events of the OABC
  • Vote on high-level decisions to impact all OABC members
  • Receive promotions and invitations to premium member events as well as complimentary tickets for other organizations’ events
  • Build relationships with other Members of the Board and OABC leadership