Wes Seastrom, the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce’s newly-installed chairman of the board, knows plenty about the community, having lived in the city for all but three short years of his life, when he resided in a frat house at USC. After college Seastrom moved back into his hometown.
In 1989 he began building a career in real estate here. He started out by partnering with longtime friend Rick Mueller at Richard Keilholtz Realtors. In 2008 Keilholtz merged with Podley Properties, where Seastrom and Mueller both work today. As a long standing-member of the local business community, Seastrom has been a member of the chamber’s board of directors since 2003, and this year is stepping to the forefront. He sat down to discuss his plans for his tenure as chairman at the La Cañada Valley Sun offices last Friday.
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