Aubrey L. Stone is a Native of Brooklyn, New York and has lived, worked and actively engaged in the community and public service in Sacramento, California for the past 20 years. Currently, Mr. Stone is the president and CEO for the California Black Chambers of Commerce.
Mr. Stone has been known for his aggressive advocacy. He has led the organization in such public issues such as the Proposition 187, he also co-authored the 9th Circuit Injunction against the implementation of Proposition 209. In addition to that, Mr. Stone publicly advocated against the Brownfields, the urban environment, Insurance redlining the inner city impact of bank acquisitions/ mergers and leads the charge of new and emerging markets.
Aubrey is a mentor, a teacher, a motivator and a leader. Most of all, Mr. Stone has been known as a man who has dedicated his life into public service and economic development. His optimistic outlook is well displayed by his belief that no life obstacle is insurmountable. To him, it is simply a matter of attitude, tenacity and focus.
Apart from his role at the California Black Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Stone was appointed by the Governor to serve as a California Commissioner for Economic Development. Mr. Stone’s single-minded focus is the creation of individual community wealth through small business growth development and sustainability. Aubrey is the current chairman of the National African American California Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the California Regional Community Utilities Diversity Council, the Citibank Regional Community Board, the Pfizer National Minority Business Board, the California Small Business Advisory Board, the Cal-Trans Small Business Board, and is a member of the Greenlining Coalition.
Mr. Stone has had top executive positions. He served on the boards of NAACP, Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor’s Economic Development Council, the District Attorney’s Community Relations Board and the State Fair Minority Council.
Under Aubrey’s leadership, the California Black Chamber Foundation became the owner of the State’s Sole African American owned and operated low-powered radio station serving the Sacramento region and statewide online streaming. Mr. Stone received the Sacramento Observer Newspaper’s Lifetime Achievement Award for being one of the most influential African Americans in the city of Sacramento over the past 40 years.
About the U.S. / California Black Chambers of Commerce
The California Black Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to economic empowerment. CBCC engages in many issues like legislation that affects business practices in California; Ballot measures, acquisitions, mergers and deregulations. For more than 20 years, the CBCC has been producing business and community events and this year, the 2018 Ron Brown Business/Economic Summit and Women’s symposium took place on August 23-25th. CBCC staff has gone to exceptional lengths to make sure that each event brings meaningful and impactful experience for all the participants and the guests.