FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tucson Metro Chamber Announces
2017-2018 Board of Directors
Tucson, AZ (July 17, 2017) – The Tucson Metro Chamber announces the election of the 2017-18 chairman of the board, the appointment of four new board members and the full slate of board members for 2017-18.
The Tucson Metro Chamber board of directors elected Larry Lucero, senior director of government affairs and economic development for UNS Energy Corporation and Tucson Electric Power, as chairman of the board for the 2017-2018 term. Lucero has been actively engaged with the Tucson Metro Chamber for many years and has held a seat on the board of directors since 2013.
In his role at Tucson Electric Power, Lucero’s responsibilities include management of government relations and economic development with local, state and federal entities as well as state-wide business recruitment and retention. In addition to his service on the Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors, Lucero serves on the board of directors for the Arizona Mexico Commission, Tucson Youth Development, Alternative Computer Education (ACE) Charter High School, Arizona Tax Research Association and the Chicanos Por La Causa Southeastern Arizona Advisory Council. He attended Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona and holds a bachelor’s of science in elementary education.
“The Tucson Metro Chamber works very hard to identify dedicated community leaders who can help the Chamber move its agenda of economic expansion and job creation, advocacy and workforce development forward,” said Michael Varney, president and CEO of the Tucson Metro Chamber. “We also select these leaders so that the profile of our board reflects the profile of our community as much as possible in gender, ethnicity and age so that we have positive diversity of thought. This board will keep the change-making momentum of the Chamber moving forward.”
Newly appointed members of the Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors include:
Wendell Long is president and chief executive officer of ARCpoint Labs of Tucson, which specializes in drug and alcohol testing for both individuals and employees of businesses. Prior to entering the drug testing business, Long had 35 years of casino management experience including over 20 in Indian gaming. Long was previously a member of the Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors for five years and was the 2011-2012 chairman of the board. He attended Princeton University and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut. Long earned his MBA in finance and marketing from Heriot-Watt University and his law degree from William Howard Taft University.
Kelle Maslyn is director of community relations in Arizona State University’s Tucson office where she promotes ASU’s relationships and interactions with key business groups, elected officials and decision makers in cities and towns across Pima County. Maslyn serves on the boards of Sun Corridor, Inc. and Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson. She also serves on the Tucson Metro Chamber Public Affairs Council, the Regional Transportation Authority Citizen’s Commission, the Pima Association of Governments Economic Vitality Commission and the Greater Tucson Leadership Education Committee. Maslyn earned her bachelor’s of science in journalism from Northern Arizona University. She is a 2006 graduate of Greater Tucson Leadership.
Ian McDowell serves as vice president & regional director for Sundt’s Tucson office. He has served in leadership roles for the Arizona Builders Alliance, American Subcontractors Association and the Associated General Contractors of America. He has also been active in supporting education by volunteering his time inside and outside the classroom at the University of Arizona and other regional universities. McDowell earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from New Mexico State University and his MBA from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.
Matthew Rosen joined Burk, Hall & Co. in January 2012, after a five-year professional golf career. His success in the business allowed him to become a partner in 2015. Through education and experience, Rosen carries an unbiased sense of clarity to objectively navigate changing markets for clients. Rosen is chairman of the Tucson Metro Chamber’s Emerging Leaders Council and was previously involved in Junior Achievement, El Rio Vecinos, JDRF, Empower Coalition, and the American Heart Association Red Tie Society. Rosen is a native Tucsonan and graduated from St. Gregory College Preparatory School and Tennessee State University.
Here is a complete listing of the Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors for 2017-18:
- Chairman of the Board
Larry Lucero, UNS Energy Corporation
- Vice Chair
Barbi Reuter, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR
- Past Chairman
Robert Ramirez, Vantage West Credit Union
David Lopez-Monroy, BeachFleischman, PC
Sherry Downer, Law Office of Sherry Janssen Downer, PLLC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Ghee Alexander, Hilton El Conquistador Resort
- Bill Assenmacher, Caid Industries
- Amy Beiter, M.D., Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital
- Stephanie Healy, Cox Communications
- Mark Irvin, Mark Irvin Commercial Real Estate Services
- Ben Korn, Safeguard
- Robert Lenhard, Hallmark Business Consultants
- Wendell Long, ARCpoint Labs of Tucson
- Jill Malick, Wells Fargo
- Kelle Maslyn, Arizona State University
- Tim Medcoff, Farhang & Medcoff
- Ian McDowell, Sundt Construction
- Tom McGovern, PSOMAS
- Mitch Pisik, Pisik Consulting Group
- Walter Richter, Southwest Gas Corp.
- Matthew Rosen, Burk, Hall & Co. Wealth Management & Investments
- Steve Rosenberg, BizTucson
- JB Shockey, Crest Insurance Group
- Lea Standridge, Raytheon Missile Systems
- Howard Stewart, AGM Container Controls
- Matt Wandoloski, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
For more information regarding the Chamber’s board of directors, contact (520) 792-1212.
About The Tucson Metro Chamber
The mission of the Tucson Metro Chamber is to lead and advocate for a successful community. The Chamber is an investor-based business advocacy and economic expansion organization that represents more than 1,500 businesses, employing more than 160,000 employees in the greater Tucson area.