Brooke Knapp, an aviator and businesswoman, has been named president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Knapp, who was named the group's first woman president by the chamber Board of Directors after a national search, is charged with revitalizing the group's activities and influence, said board Chairman Christopher Baumgart.
Knapp most recently served as vice president of Golden State Newsprint Inc., a recycled newsprint manufacturer, the chamber said. She was founder and former president of Jet Airways Inc., a business aviation service and management company that she ran for eight years, according to the chamber.
Knapp has set more than 100 world aviation speed records, including the record for the fastest speed around the world for civilian aircraft, according to the chamber. She currently serves as chairwoman of the California Commission on Aviation and Airports and is on the board of directors of the National Aeronautic Assn., the chamber said.
Knapp also served on the Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy, more commonly known as the Little Hoover Commission, for six years.