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 and Tammy Jensen, (520) 792-2250, Ext. 134

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

Katerina Bohacek, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

Raymond Budisavljevic, Fully Promoted Tucson

John Cable, AdVision Outdoor

Eugene Carter, Edward Carter and Associates

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

Bernie Houser,  Vantage West Credit Union

Will Hunter, Film Creations

Sara Hyde, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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

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.

Task Forces

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.

This group of Chamber investors works together to advocate for a healthy municipal budget for the City of Tucson. Working alongside elected officials and senior staff from the City, investors advise and advocate for policies that will create economic opportunity, reduce the tax burden on business and provide efficiencies to long-term fiscal issues in the City of Tucson budget.
The Tucson Metro Chamber is working hard to support local companies and to help them grow. The Chamber is focused on improving the interface between government and business, solving problems faced by local companies, promoting the growth of businesses and improving the Southern Arizona community.
The Chamber has special programs in place to help small businesses succeed and grow. Small business task forces may be called upon to help identify and develop new programs, products and services to help small businesses make money, save money, gain access to business development opportunities and gain knowledge to help them run a profitable business.
The Tucson Metro Chamber is focused on developing a more qualified workforce in our area and is actively engaged in creating better alignment between education and private sector needs.

Committee & Task Force Interest

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