Tucson Metro Chamber
Committees & Task Forces

  • 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.

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Lisa Bessette, Chair
HalSi Enterprises, Inc.

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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Brent Aleksich
Burns & McDonnell

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Terry Ayers
Keller Williams - The Apex Team

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Amber Backman
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Cindy Beving
Beving Books

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Katerina Bohacek
El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort

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Savanna Brown
Bring's Broadway Chapel

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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
CBRE


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Mary Finlayson
Guild Mortgage Company


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Danielle Fowler
SAAVI – Services for the Blind


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Steve Freeman
Linkages


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Ernestina Fuentes
Herencia Guadalupana Lab Schools


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Greg Gibson
Happy Enchilada, LLC


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Dani Gomez
Hughes Federal Credit Union


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Jessica Graves
Law Office of Jessica C. Graves, PLLC


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David Guthrie
Long Realty Company


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Paul Hardersen
Trouvaille, LLC


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Will Hunter
Film Creations, Ltd.


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Jeanne Johns
Commerce Bank of Arizona


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Robyn Lambert
On Media Publications


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David Laszakovits
American Board of Radiology


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Chris Litten
BodyBasics Health & Fitness, Inc.


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Janet Luna
Desert Luna Realty


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Beth Macnow-Marsh
Best Western InnSuites Tucson Foothills


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Chris Maynard
JNR Networks


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Jimmy Muñozcano
Alliance Bank of Arizona


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Katrina Noble
FReY Creative Marketing


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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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Nick Pazzi
Visit Tucson


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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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Heather Rosson
BungoBox Arizona


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Courtney Slanaker
American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter


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Michelle Smith
The Lodge at Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club


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Amy Tellez
Chapel Haven West


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Devon Underwood
The Talent Store


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Tyler Vondrak
Tucson Local Media


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Lisa Yiu
Hodges Eye Care and Surgical Center


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