Tucson Metro Chamber
Committees & Task Forces

  • Ambassadors

    Educate, energize and empower all Chamber investors with knowledge and resources needed to be effective and engaged Chamber colleagues.

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  • Military Affairs Committee

    Committee focuses on advocacy, community relations, education, awards/recognition programs and support of our men and women who wear the uniform.

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  • Candidate Evaluation Committee

    The Candidate Evaluation Committee interviews candidates for public office and analyzes their background, qualifications and positions regarding Chamber-supported public policy.

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  • Public Affairs Council

    Council members represent various business sectors and support the Government Affairs Department in assessing the policy objectives of the Tucson Metro Chamber.

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Ambassador Committee


WHEN: Monthly, Fourth Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Tucson Metro Chamber

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.

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Berny Frenzer, Chair
Quarles & Brady LLP

AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS:


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Holly Abbott
Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel

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Katerina Bohacek
Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

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Eugene Carter
LegalShield Independent Associate

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Silvia Cuevas
Liberty Mutual Insurance

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Amy Dattilo-Cavallaro
EXP Realty, Marsee Wilhems Team


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Tina Dorsey
Chase Bank


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Dani Durnal
Hughes Federal Credit Union


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Andres Epaloose
Revenue Inclination


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Debbie Feehs
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa


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


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Steve Freeman
Linkages


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David Guthrie
Long Realty Company


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Karen Heyse
HomeWell Senior Care of Pima County


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Bernie Houser
Vantage West Credit Union


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Will Hunter
Film Creations


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Robyn Lambert
On Media Publications


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David Leon
Agero


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Beth Macnow-Marsh
Best Western InnSuites Tucson Foothills


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Sarah McCraren
Unity Station


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Britney Morales
Most Holy Trinity Parish


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Katrina Noble
Bolchalk FReY Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations


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


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Ed Palma
The Jim Click Automotive Team


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Karin Phillips
Long Realty Company


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Tiffany Ragels
Liberty Mutual Insurance


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T.J. Rizzuti
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System


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Jackie Rodriguez
Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites


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Michelle Smith
The Lodge at Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club


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Dan Talerico
NFP Insurance


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Tyler Vondrak
Tucson Local Media

CANDIDATE EVALUATION COMMITTEE


WHEN: As needed pursuant to electoral calendar
WHERE: To Be Announced

The Candidate Evaluation Committee interviews candidates for public office 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.

Rob Lamb, Chair, Tucson Metro Chamber Candidate Evaluation Committee

Rob Lamb, Chair
GLHN Architects

MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE


WHEN: Monthly
WHERE: To Be Announced

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.

Ellen Jimenez, Chair, Tucson Metro Chamber Military Affairs Committee

Ellen Jimenez, Chair
Sonesta ES Suites

Public Affairs Council


WHEN: Bi-weekly
WHERE: Tucson Metro Chamber

The Public Affairs Council is comprised of investors engaged in public policy analysis. Council members represent various business sectors and support the Government Affairs Department in assessing the policy objectives of the Tucson Metro Chamber. The group engages in discussions focused on pro-business initiatives at the local, state and federal levels. Topics range from economic development and growth, to transportation, to healthcare. The Public Affairs Council aims to strengthen the relationship between the Chamber and its investors by collaborating about how the Chamber can better advocate for business-friendly policies and influence the decisions made by our elected officials.

Public Affairs Council members are appointed to serve on the council by the Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors. Vacancies are announced in Chamber publications.

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 helping the Chamber fulfill its mission of leading and advocating for a successful community.

Committee & Task Force Interest