The Greater Phoenix Chamber announced new leaders within its board of directors to lead the organization in its mission to catalyze regional prosperity through forward-thinking public policy, intentional economic growth, and diverse, prepared talent in fiscal year 2024.
Scott Smith, managing partner of TowerHunter, will serve as the 2023-2024 board chair, succeeding Erin Mettille, public & social impact leader, Slalom Consulting. Laura Lynn Smith, division vice president and general manager, ADP, Inc., will serve as chair-elect.
“As an active member of the Greater Phoenix Chamber Board of Directors for the last five years, I am humbled to now serve as Chair and work in partnership with Todd, the Chamber team, and amazing board members to continue to focus on a strong business environment in Arizona,” says Scott Smith, chairman, Greater Phoenix Chamber. “We will continue to partner with our 2400 members to support them in policy solutions that will support their business needs. I look forward to a year where we all enjoy connecting with other leaders, working with policymakers, establishing B2B contacts, and supporting workforce initiatives to help your company grow.”
Serving on the Executive Committee of the board of directors are the following officers:
Board Chair – Scott Smith, TowerHunter
Chair-Elect and current Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair – Laura Lynn Smith, ADP, Inc.
Legal Counsel – Ryan Curtis, Fennemore Craig
Audit and Governance Committee Chair – Kris Newman, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Finance Committee Chair – Tim Wetzler, Enterprise Holdings
Human Resources Chair – Scott Smith, TowerHunter
Nominating Committee Chair – Rob Taylor, SRP
Public Affairs Committee Chair – Susan Anable, Cox Communications
Retention Committee Chair – Mike Groeger, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
GPCF Chair – Stacy Derstine, APS
Member at Large – Shannon Butler, CVS Health
The Chamber is proud to have the following business leaders complete its board of directors for fiscal year 2023-2024:
Brad Anderson, Cigna
Guy Berry, Redirect Health**
Eric Bottolfsen, GoldBook Financial
Emily Breuker, University of Phoenix**
Johnathan Buxton, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association**
Marina Carpenter, Arizona Coyotes
Jennifer Carusetta, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Matthew Clark, Verizon**
Monica Coury, Arizona Complete Health
Craig Culy, Musical Instrument Museum**
Joe Donnarumma, Univision
Joel Eberhart, Ideas Collide
Danielle Feroleto, Small Giants**
Lorraine Field, Sonora Quest
Tad Gary, Mercy Care
Joe Grossman, EPCOR, Inc.**
Ravi Gupta, Ernst & Young
Chad Heinrich, Arizonans for Affordable Health**
Kate Hickman, Alliance Bank of Arizona
Doris Huang, evolvedMD
Carla Vargas Jasa, Valley of the Sun United Way
Jay Kaprosy, Veridus**
Matt Ligouri, Southwest Gas
Eric E. Lynch, Polsinelli
Jim Macdonald, JPMorgan Private Bank
Grenee Martacho, Concord General Contracting Inc.
Kevin Martinelli, LocaliQ/Arizona Republic
Francis McAllister, Freeport-McMoRan
T.J. Mitchell, Quarles & Brady**
Jennifer Nelson, Honeywell Aerospace
Dani Nugroho, Marsh McLennan
Amilyn Pierce, Arizona Diamondbacks
Ron Price, Visit Phoenix
Lisa Riley, Wells Fargo
Chris Sarver, National Bank of Arizona
Liz Shipley, Intel**
Gary Shullaw, PetSmart
Lori Snyder, Carlisle Companies Incorporated
Donna Taylor, Beatitudes Campus**
Jim Tomes, Telgian Holdings, Inc.
Dr. Kevin Tulipana, City of Hope - Phoenix
Michelle Walker, SSC Underground
Doug Welzel, Amazon
Kristen Wilson, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
**New board members for FY 2023-2024
“The leadership of our board of directors is vital, as we continue to lead the local business community in navigating the rapidly growing Phoenix economy,” said Todd Sanders, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber. “I am eager to work with our incoming Board leaders and members as we tackle the concerns of local businesses and implement long-term solutions while continuing to provide valuable tools and resources to our members and community.”
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation board of directors for fiscal year 2024 include:
Board Chair, Stacy Derstine, APS
Laura Lynn Smith, ADP, Inc.
Sarah Gordon, JPMorgan Private Bank
Phillip Huhta, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Jay Kaprosy, Veridus
Adriana Murrietta, Pharos Foundation**
De Anne Russell, Common Spirit Health
Kim Samuel, Equality Health
The newly appointed board leaders and members officially assume their duties on July 1, 2023.
About the Greater Phoenix Chamber
Representing 2,400 businesses across the Greater Phoenix region, the Greater Phoenix Chamber promotes regional prosperity by serving as a catalyst for economic vitality and strong communities. The Chamber pursues this mission by collaborating with business, political, and community leaders to grow the regional talent pool, create a regional approach to economic development and drive a pro-Arizona agenda.