• Ambassadors

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

 

AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS:


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Vice-Chair,
Kyle Rockwood
Maxim Healthcare Services

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Holly Abbott
Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel

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Tyler Vondrak
Tucson Local Media

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Cindy Beving
Beving Books

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Silvia Cuevas
Liberty Mutual Insurance


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Amy Dattilo-Cavallaro
CBRE


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Dan Charron
Desert Sky IT LLC


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Danielle Fowler
SAAVI – Services for the Blind


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Stephanie Chavez
Vantage West Credit Union


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Ed Palma
The Jim Click Automotive Team


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Ernestina Fuentes
Herencia Guadalupana Lab Schools


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Michelle Smith
The Lodge at Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club


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Will Hunter
Film Creations, Ltd.


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Katrina Noble
FReY Creative Marketing


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Jeanne Johns
Commerce Bank of Arizona


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David Laszakovits
American Board of Radiology


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Beth Macnow-Marsh
Ramada Worldwide by Wyndham


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Jimmy Muñozcano
Alliance Bank of Arizona


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T.J. Rizzuti
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System


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Nick Pazzi
Visit Tucson


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Jackie Rodriguez
Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites


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Greg Gibson
Happy Enchilada LLC


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Irlanda Cuevas
Hughes Federal Credit Union


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Stacy Madigan
Chic Boutique and Spa


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Troy Williams
Homewood Suites Tucson/St. Philip's Plaza


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Richard Phipps
Onin Staffing - Tucson


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Ramon Vasquez
Allstate Insurance Co

 


TALENT RECRUITMENT TASK FORCE


The Talent Recruitment Task Force, co-chaired by Andrea Barre (Randstad Staffing) and Devon Underwood (Talent Store), is the Tucson Metro Chamber’s commitment toward developing a skilled workforce that matches the needs of our employers in addition to building and executing campaigns designed to attract skilled individuals to Tucson and Southern Arizona. We understand that labor drives a great majority of market decisions and the future success of our region is tied to the advancement of the hard and soft skills of our workforce. This Task Force is comprised of large and small employers, staffing agencies, workforce development officials and higher education institutions working together to develop the right tools for our community and our employers to achieve success.

 

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 members engaged in public policy analysis. Council members represent various business sectors and support the Public 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 members 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 communications.

task forces

The Tucson Metro Chamber utilizes task forces to complete special programs and initiatives as needed. Chamber members 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