Thursday, July 5, 2012

Scottsdale Chamber Announces New Officers, Executive Committee and Board Members

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce elected Eric Larson of AVB Development Partners Chair of the Board of Directors at its June 26 Board meeting. Mr. Larson was elected with a slate of officers and the Executive Committee for 2012-2013.
At the same meeting, several new Board members were elected. Rebecca Grossman, President/CEO of the Scottsdale Association of Realtors; Don Couvillion, representing the ASU Foundation; Shawn Thiele, Deputy CEO of Magellan Heath Systems; and Pam Kelly, Owner of Pro One Media were unanimously elected to serve on the Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2012.

Erik Pederson of AXA Advisors, Jim Walker of DataPreserve, Kevin Wilson of Farmers Insurance, Brad Beller of Signs By Tomorrow, Todd Peterson of the Scottsdale Charros and a yet-to-be named representative from the Board of Scottsdale Leadership will be joining the Board of Directors for one-year terms coinciding with their committee leadership within the Chamber or as representatives of two of the organizations which sprang originally from the Chamber but which are now independent.  

The new Executive Committee of the Chamber is as follows:

Eric Larson, AVB Development Partners - Chair
Bryce Lloyd, FirstBank - Vice-Chair
Rick Kidder, Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce -Secretary
Geoff Beer, Crescent Bay Holdings – Treasurer
Kurt Zitzer, Partener, Meagher and Geer - Immediate Past Chair
Kevin Sellers, First Fidelity Bank - Partner Council Chair
Steve Helm,
Scottsdale Fashion Square
- Public Policy Chair
Don Couvillion, ASU Foundation - Economic Development Chair
Pam Kelly, ProOne Media - Membership Value Chair
Bill Heckman, Heckman Marketing - Emerging Issues Chair
Kurt Brueckner, Titus Brueckner and Levine -At Large
Angela Creedon, Arizona State University - At Large
Jennifer Bongiovanni-Karas, The Karas Group - At Large
Dale Fingersh, The Right Direction - At Large

The Chamber, representing more than 1000 business members in and around Scottsdale, is in its 65th year of serving the business community.

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