The Tucson Metro Chamber has a number of rewarding opportunities for you to get involved in. You’ll not only grow personally and professionally when you serve on a committee or task force, you’ll make a lot of new friends and business associates and make a difference in our community.

Tucson Metro Chamber programs rely on its investors to carry out the Chamber’s mission of leading and advocating for a successful community. There are three standing committees and a variety of task forces to support programs focused on economic expansion and advocacy.

If you are interested in participating on a committee or council please complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you.

Chamber Committees

Staff Liaisons: Susan Manfredi, (520) 792-2250, Ext. 127

Chair: Berny Frenzer, Quarles & Brady LLP

Meets: Fourth Wednesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in the Tucson Metro Chamber Board Room.

The mission of the Ambassador committee is to educate, energize and empower all Chamber investors with the knowledge and the resources needed to be effective and engaged Chamber colleagues. The Ambassadors strive to ensure a best-in-class investor experience so that all Chamber investors realize the value of their investment, promote collaboration for business growth and success and develop meaningful professional relationships.


Chairman:  Berny Frenzer, Quarles & Brady LLP

Holly Abbott, Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel

Cat Belue, Even Stevens Sandwiches

Katerina Bohacek, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

Raymond Budisavljevic, Fully Promoted Tucson

John Cable, AdVision Outdoor

Eugene Carter, Edward Carter and Associates

Rebecca Craig, Autobahn Indoor Speedway

Silvia Cuevas, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Dani Durnal, Hughes Federal Credit Union

Colleen Edwards, Arcpoint of Tucson

Danielle Fowler, SAAVI – So. AZ Association for the Visually Impaired

Steve Freeman, Linkages

Karen Heyse, HomeWell Senior Care of Pima County

Bernie Houser,  Vantage West Credit Union

Will Hunter, Film Creations

Sara Hyde, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Robyn Lambert, On Media Publications

Katrina Noble, Bolchalk Frey Marketing

Kirk A. Olson, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Ed Palma, The Jim Click Automotive Team

Tiffany Ragels, Liberty Mutual Insurance

T.J. Rizzuti, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Frances Salcido, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Michelle Smith, The Lodge at Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club

Kelly Staley, Long Realty

Betsy Stuetze, American Heart Association

Dan Talerico, NFP Insurance

Tyler Vondrak, Tucson Local Media

Staff Liaison: Robert Medler, (520) 792-2250, Ext. 129

Chair: Steven Eddy, Tucson Electric Power

Meets: As needed pursuant to electoral calendar.

The Candidate Evaluation Committee interviews candidates and analyzes their background, qualifications and positions regarding Chamber-supported public policy. Committee members disseminate candidate positions to Chamber membership and report the results of the candidate evaluations to the Chamber’s political action committee. Members are appointed to serve on the committee by the Executive Committee of the Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors.

To be considered for an invitation-only seat on the Candidate Evaluation Committee, political party registration and any
campaign affiliation must be disclosed.

Staff Liaison: Shirley Wilka, CPS (520) 792-2250, Ext. 132

Chair: Ellen Jimenez, Viscount Suite Hotel

The Military Affairs Committee (MAC) of the Tucson Metro Chamber has been supporting our military personnel and connecting them to the business community for 87 years. MAC focuses on advocacy, community relations, education, awards/recognition programs and support of our men and women who wear the uniform. MAC proudly supports Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base; the 162nd ANG Wing; U.S. Army units including the Western Army Aviation Training Site; the Navy Operational Support Center; U.S. Marine Corps Bulk Fuel Company and the University of Arizona ROTC program.

Committee & Task Force Interest

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