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Economic Development Committee

Seeks ways to support retention and expansion of existing businesses in the region; as well as collaborate with a variety of economic development organizations on efforts to retain, expand and attract businesses. The committee has three core pillars: Business Retention/Expansion, Legislative/Regulatory, and Education/Outreach. In addition, the committee will oversee the Chamber’s BidSource procurement program. There is a requirement that the co-chairs serve on the GPCC Board of Directors.
Debbie Drotar
Greater Phoenix Chamber, Vice President Business Development
Mani Subra
Design One, Inc, President/Owner
Jeffrey Durbin
Greater Phoenix Chamber, Senior Business Development Executive
Jennifer Mellor
Greater Phoenix Chamber, Vice President Economic Development
Caryn Dickemper
Greater Phoenix Chamber, Senior Special Events Manager
Kathy Chance
Greater Phoenix Chamber, Executive Assistant to President/Chief Executive Officer
Janelle Tassart
Greater Phoenix Chamber, Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategic Investments
Todd Sanders
Greater Phoenix Chamber, President/Chief Executive Officer
Danny De Hoog
Maricopa County, Legislative Liaison
Jocelyn McAlpin
Greater Phoenix Chamber, Program Manager, Economic Development
Lillie Moore
University of Phoenix, Account Manager - Career Services
David Gryp
Notre Dame Federal Credit Union - Notre Dame FCU, AZ Market President
David Bentler
Arizona Public Service Co., Community Development Manager
Marti Cizek
Cizek Associates, Inc., President
Penny Allee Taylor
Valley of the Sun United Way, Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy
John Graham
Sunbelt Holdings, President
Sandy Johnson
Sunbelt Holdings, Office Administrative
Sandra Abalos
REDW Advisors & CPAs, Principal
Barry Aarons
The Aarons Company LLC, Owner
Don Isaacson
Isaacson Law Firm, P.C., President
Paul Beckert
Pinnacle Business Solutions, President
Arizona State University - MBA  University of Iowa - BBA Certified Public Accountant - Arizona Prior Employment - Intel Corporation
Jim McFadzen
Border States Electric Supply, Area Manager
Warren Whitney
Valleywise Health formally MIHS, Senior Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer
Jill Hegardt
Past Chair DMB Associates, Vice President of Entitlements
Jay Kaprosy
Veridus, Partner
Eric Emmert
Dorn Policy Group, Inc., Senior Vice President
Jeff Fairman
Past Chair Sundt Construction, Inc., Vice President of Business Development
Michelle Lehman
Arizona Public Service Co., Community Development Manager
Gretchen Kitchel
Salt River Project-SRP, Public Affairs Consultant
Jaime Molera
Molera Alvarez, LLC, Consultant
Jonathan Howard
Quarles & Brady, Partner
William Fischbach
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., Attorney
Pam Lindley
City of Phoenix - Community & Economic Development, Program Manager
Julie Rees
Triadvocates LLC, Principal
Jason Baran
Salt River Project-SRP, Manager, State & Local Government Relations
Chris Damron
Digital Financial Group, Senior Vice President
David Koeninger
Arizona Cardinals, General Counsel
Dean Petersen
West-MEC (Western Maricopa Education Center), Director of Student Services
Laura Etter
Maricopa County, Chief of Staff - Supervisor Bill Gates
Laura is Chief of Staff for Councilwoman Debra Stark. As Chief of Staff, Laura provides a visible link between elected officials and the public, ac...
Jim Lee
Fennemore, Director
Humphrey Shin
FirstBank - 20th St. & Camelback, President
Daniel Froetscher
Chairman Arizona Public Service Co., President & Chief Operating Officer
Jason Gitkin
City of Phoenix Aviation Dept./Public Relations, Community Relations/Events Manager
Richard Bark
Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Director Government Relations and Environmental Counsel
Kim Wilmot
City of Phoenix - Community & Economic Development, Administrative Secretary
Bridget Lovett
University of Phoenix, Seniro Corporate Counsel
Dominic Bartola
Valley of the Sun United Way, Resource Development Officer
Manny Tarango
Salt River Project-SRP, Legislative Relations Representative
Brett Johnson
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Partner
Kathleen Duffy
Duffy Group, Inc., President
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Ian Davie
KEYSER, Business Development Manager
Chad Heinrich
University of Phoenix, Lobbyist
Albert Santana
City of Phoenix, Light Rail Project Administrator
Todd Baughman
Policy Development Group, Inc., Vice President
Sylvia Garza
Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona, Executive Assistant
John Catapano
Maricopa Community Colleges District Office, Coordinator, Research and Communications
Alexis Glascock
Fennemore, Of Counsel
Mike Banker
Mr. Mike Banker, Strategic Client Teams – Arizona
Jesse Garcia
Adelante Healthcare, Chief Strategy Officer
Dana Paschke
Policy AZ, LLC, Public Affairs Consultant
Kerri Geisler
Arizona Public Service Co., Government Affairs
Sheila Lehker
Cizek Associates, Inc., President
Michael Fronske
Valleywise Health formally MIHS, Director, Legislative and Government Affairs
Christine Mackay
City of Phoenix - Community & Economic Development, Director
Evan Hallock
Salt River Project-SRP, Government Relations Legislative Analyst
Kelly Patton
Arizona Public Service Co., Senior Economic Development Consultant
Matt Ligouri
Southwest Gas Corporation, Administrator/Public Affairs
Christen Monti
The Aarons Company LLC, Legislative Associate
Elizabeth Hatch
Molera Alvarez, LLC, Director Legislative Affairs
Kevin Sullivan
Arizona Commerce Authority, SVP Sales & Client Services
Adam Deguire
Arizona State University, Vice President, Government and Community Engagement
Karla Moran
Salt River Project-SRP, Economic Developmet Project Manager
Janice Palmer
Helios Education Foundation, Vice President & Director of Policy
Linda Brady
Salt River Project-SRP, Chamber Relations Analyst