Meet Our Staff

Executive Office

Todd Sanders has served as President & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber since May 2009. He oversees a dedicated Chamber team, and works with the board of directors to develop and implement long-range goals and strategy for the state’s largest and most-established business advocacy organization. Prior to leading the organization, Sanders served as the Chamber’s Vice President of Public Affairs and economic development where he worked on issues including immigration reform, tax policy, and health care. He is supported by Executive Assistant Kathy Chance.

Todd Sanders, President & CEO
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Kathy Chance, Executive Assistant
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Member Engagement

The Chamber’s dedicated member engagement team serves as a concierge to the Chamber’s Premier Members.  They serve the unparalleled collection of companies at the heart of Arizona’s most extensive and best-established business organization.  Utilizing a comprehensive strategy to keep you and your team connected to our business community and creating Premier Member exclusive events in alignment with your company’s goals to ensure you get the most from your investment.

Debbie Drotar
Vice President of Strategic Member Engagement
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Michele Joseph
Director of Strategic Member Engagement
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Madison Leyvas
Member Engagement Coordinator
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Corporate Development & Strategic Investments

The Chamber hosts more than 20 large scale events annually, including  Economic Outlook, the Mayor’s State of the City Address, and the annual IMPACT and ATHENA Awards programs. Programs such as the Valley Young Professionals and Professional Women’s Alliance, and curated networking events  are just some of their other  member opportunities offered by this department. Their experience and attention to detail ensure a first-rate experience for members whenever they attend a Chamber event.

Janelle Tassart
Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategic Investments
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Stephanie Hart
Senior Business Development Executive
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Curt Moroney
Senior Business Development Executive
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Nadia Esparza-Harper
Business Development Executive
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Caryn Dickemper
Senior Special Events Manager
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Ashley Caronna
Program Manager
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Sagee Palavivatana
Development & Events Coordinator
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Public Affairs

The public affairs team is your voice at every level of government and advocates on behalf of 2,400 small, medium, and large businesses. Staffers also oversee and support the Public Affairs Committee as well as Issue Committees focusing on budget & tax, education, health care, transportation & infrastructure, and other important issues.

Mike Huckins
Vice President of Public Affairs
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Mackenzie Shane
Public Affairs Manager
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Economic Development

The Economic Development department supports the retention and expansion of existing business in Greater Phoenix by connecting companies to resources and information that can help them grow and flourish.  The Economic Development department oversees and executes the Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) program, Find Your PHX, and the Phoenix Health Care Sector Partnership.

Jennifer Mellor
Chief Innovation Officer
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Marketing & Communications

The Marketing department highlights the Chamber’s value to the region by promoting Chamber  programs, events, and initiatives to the membership and the Valley business community at large, while also providing avenues for members to market their products and services to potential customers. The Chamber’s website, email newsletters, social media, and public relations initiatives are all overseen by the marketing department.

Mara Samudrala
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
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Jocelyn McAlpin
Web Manager
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Brittany Moore
Senior Communications Manager
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Ashley Gillmore
Graphic Designer
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Annelise Patterson
Marketing Manager
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Ava Chovanec
Multimedia Marketing Coordinator
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Operations

The operations department is responsible for accounting, financial reporting, and general business functions, which  include supporting and maintaining our physical office space and critical equipment.

Carrie Conner
Senior Accountant
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Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation

The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation (Foundation) carries out the charitable and education objectives of the Greater Phoenix Chamber (Chamber) to promote economic prosperity and quality of life for the greater Phoenix region. The Foundation furthers those objectives by conducting research, forming partnerships, and hosting events focused on education, workforce development, wellness, and community development.

Workforce

Jill Buschbacher
Director of Workforce Innovation
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Paul Sanders
Workforce Development Manager
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Efren Villar
Recruiter
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Marketing

Sabrina Portilla
Marketing Manager
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Doug Monaco
Multimedia Marketing Specialist
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ElevateEdAZ

Leadership

Tony Finn
Vice President of ElevateEdAZ
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Kaycee O’Neill
Director of Expansion
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Sarah Bixler
Director of Pathway Alignment
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Business Partnership Team

Hope Gamble
Business Partnership Coordinator
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Mackenzie Riley
Business Partnership Manager
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ASU Prep Charter Schools Team

Kim See
District Director – ASU Prep Charter Schools
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Tanner Greyn
College & Career Coach – ASU Prep Downtown Phoenix
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Jazmine Williams
College & Career Coach – ASU Prep South Phoenix
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Deer Valley High School and Paradise Valley Unified School District Team

Vanessa Burry
District Director – Deer Valley and Paradise Valley Schools
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Rikelle Ellis
College & Career Coach – Barry Goldwater Highschool
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Jessamy Sanchez Beltran
College & Career Coach – Paradise Valley High School
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Mesa Public Schools Team

Amir Law
District Director – Mesa Public Schools
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Emily Hendle
College & Career Coach – Dobson High School
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Vicki Schomaker
College & Career Coach – Mountain View High School
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Chantelle Frazee
College & Career Coach – Red Mountain High School
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Madeleine Winship
College & Career Coach – Westwood High School
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Phoenix Union High School District Team

Cece Bustoz-Grimes
District Director –  Phoenix Union
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Hannah Solomon
College & Career Coach – Alhambra High School
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Sarah Bredar
College & Career Coach – Betty Fairfax High School
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Leticia Gomez
College & Career Coach – Metro Tech High School
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Derek Reading
College and Career Coach – Phoenix Coding Academy
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William Lloyd
College and Career Coach – Academies at South Mountain
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Peoria Unified School District Team

Lisa Norwood
District Director – Peoria Unified School District
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