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.
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.
Berny Frenzer, Quarles & Brady LLP
Holly Abbott, Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel
Katerina Bohacek, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
John Cable, AdVision Outdoor
Eugene Carter, Edward Carter and Associates
Dani Durnal, Hughes Federal Credit Union
Colleen Edwards, Arcpoint of Tucson
Danielle Fowler, SAAVI – So. AZ Association for the Visually Impaired
Bernie Houser, Vantage West Credit Union
Will Hunter, Film Creations
Sara Hyde, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Kelly Anne Melsted, Kelly Melsted Coaching
EdPalma, The Jim Click Automotive Team
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
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.
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.
The Tucson Metro Chamber utilizes task forces to complete special programs and initiatives as needed. Chamber investors interested in serving on a task force will be placed onto a list and activated when a project arises. The Chamber’s task forces commence activity upon inception of a special program and terminate at project completion. Task forces may be formed for projects focused on the following areas.