The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed its new chair and vice chair to its Valley Young Professionals (VYP) board of directors. Erin Mettille, business development executive of Slalom Consulting, will serve as the 2015-2016 board chair, succeeding Matt Clyde, president of Ideas Collide. Adam McAnally, regulatory analyst at Salt River Project, has been named vice chair.
VYP is a Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce program for professionals between the ages of 25 to 39 aimed at providing opportunities to influence positive changes in the community and creating the next generation of Phoenix leaders by informing and educating its members on important local issues.
The 2015-2016 board is responsible for overseeing VYP programming, which includes identifying relevant content, timely speakers and new event venues. The 2015-2016 board will also focus on helping to create a thriving community in the Valley, building lasting relationships among its Valley Young Professionals members, and keeping members informed, connected and prosperous.
“I’m eager to leverage the momentum that former board chairs have established in this role and to the best of my ability, continue to strengthen the organization,” said Erin Mettille, business development executive of Slalom Consulting. “A strengthening reputation, an inspiring vision and a talented group of passionate people ensures our success and I’m just proud to be a part of it.”
“The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is honored to include these dedicated community leaders as members of its Valley Young Professionals board of directors,” said Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Erin Mettille and Adam McAnally have a diverse set of skills and experience and a sincere dedication to advancing the Chamber’s mission and helping the next generation of professionals in our community succeed.”
Now in its fifth year, the VYP board of directors will also be charged with aligning VYP programming to GPCC’s strategic economic development initiative, Phoenix Forward. The recently launched program focuses on business retention and expansion, with particular focus on developing a talented workforce.
“Phoenix is an amazing place with remarkable people and we are going to showcase that with our members and beyond,” said Adam McAnally, regulatory analyst at Salt River Project. “It’s fantastic that the Greater Phoenix Chamber has 2,500 business members and invites them all to include their young leaders in incredible networking and professional development opportunities as part of their membership.”
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Representing 2,400 businesses across Metropolitan Phoenix, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is Arizona’s oldest and largest Chamber. The Chamber supports the growth and development of business by offering networking and marketing opportunities, money-saving programs and a voice in government, keeping its members informed, connected and prosperous. The Chamber also enhances members’ success by promoting economic development, entrepreneurship and a connection to the community.
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