San Diego Business Journal

Mike Hansen, director of asset services and general manager of Grossmont shopping center with CB Richard Ellis in San Diego, has been appointed the 2006 chairman of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce.

He has worked with the chamber for five years, and served as the chairman-elect of the board for the past year.

In his new post, Hansen will be in charge of all business and board meetings, as well as determining the direction of the organization for the year.

The chamber, which has 1,000 members covering La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee, Alpine and Lemon Grove, focuses on political advocacy, education, business, networking and civic and charitable events.

, Pat Broderick