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2009 GREATER PHOENIX ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LIVING HERE 15 public affairs presence at these meetings is critical, as the absence of the business community can send the wrong signal — one of disinterest. During the Legislative session, the Chamber's Public Affairs team tracks each and every bill that could have a potential impact on Arizona business. Its Legislative Bill Tracking Chart is updated weekly and provides an overview and the status of current business related legislation. The team also identifies and summarizes a number of key bills that are of particular importance to the business community. Protecting your interests The Chamber plays an active role in protecting the interests of business through engaging political decision makers and public policy experts on critical issues. Its 2009 Public Policy Agenda defines the short- term and ongoing policy initiatives of the Chamber and serves as a guide for its efforts to advocate on behalf of member businesses at all levels of government. It's available from the Chamber office or at www. phoenixchamber. com. Getting involved in the Public Affairs Committee gives business people access to educational, networking and activism opportunities. Membership in one of the Issue Committees helps the Chamber develop specific policy recommendations in the areas of health care, the environment, education, transportation, economic development, water and agriculture policy, employee relations and tax and fiscal issues. The GPCC offers a number of exciting Public Affairs events that not only highlight critical issues affecting business, but also bring national issues to the forefront of our community. From the annual Governor's Reception to the Legislative Wrap- Up event, these programs are the premier place to meet and mingle with fellow business leaders as well as government officials. PAC some power The Chamber established its own Political Action Committee ( PAC) in 1978 to identify and help pro-business candidates gain election to state, county and local offices. Having pro- business candidates in office helps improve the business climate in our community. The PAC has retained its " Super PAC" status, which allows the Chamber to support candidates to the maximum level allowed by law. The GPCC is the only chamber in Arizona whose PAC has achieved this distinction. The PAC identifies key races that could impact the business community and then interviews candidates to determine which will receive the Greater Phoenix Chamber PAC endorsement and be eligible for a campaign contribution. The Chamber PAC is proud to support candidates from both political parties who best represent the interests of the business community. To make your contribution to the Chamber PAC, visit www. phoenixchamber. com or call 602- 495- 6464. It is said that decisions are made by those who show up. The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce offers business people many different ways not only to show up, but to make a positive impact on the future of our state and its business environment. LEFT: Former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano speaks at a Chamber function. ABOVE: From left, Senator Leff, Senate President Burns, and Senator Huppenthal. A direct presence at these meetings is critical, as the absence of the business community can send the wrong signal. photos: greater phoenix chamber of comerce

16 2009 GREATER PHOENIX ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LIVING HERE chamber leadership 2008- 2009 Board of Directors EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chair Andrew K. McCain Hensley & Company Immediate Past Chair J. Stephen Rizley Cox Communications Chair- Elect & Vice Chair o f Eco nomic Development Connie Perez Advanced Reimbursement Management Legal Counsel Anne Kleindienst Fennemore Craig, P. C. Secretary- Treasurer Mark Peterson UMB/ Arizona Bank, N. A. Vice Chair- PCCD Patricia Lee Refo Snell & Wilmer Vice Chair of S mall Business Susan Williams HR Choice Vice Chair of Public A ffairs Richard Foreman Southwest Gas Corporation Vice Chair of Community Ev ents Kathryn Murphy Corning Gilbert, Inc. Vice Chair o f M ember Benefits Gil Valadez Prudential Vice Chair o f M embership Rick Johnson Executive Forums Vice Chair o f A udit and Governance Mike Bontrager The Weitz Company Vice Chair o f H uman Resources David Bruno DHR International Executive Committee Members at Large Derrick M. Hall Arizona Diamondbacks Peter Hayes SRP Pam Conboy Wells Fargo Bank Steve Wheeler Arizona Public Service Company Richard S. Parker Sundt Construction Corporation Board Members at Large Lynn Agnello Phoenix Suns Scott Celley TriWest Healthcare Alliance Tom Cooper Desert Fleet- Serv, Inc. Karen Crotchfelt Arizona Republic Scott A. Crozier PetSmart, Inc. Delia Garcia Wal- Mart Sandra L. Gibson, ASA, MAAA Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Larry D. Glandon Bank of America Judi Hand Direct Alliance Edmundo Hidalgo Tiempo, Inc. Luke Holton Desert Sky Software Sharisse Johnson Macayo's Mexican Kitchen, LLC Jill Kusy DMB Tammy Lambros Coca- Cola Enterprises, Inc. Mary Martuscelli JPMorgan Chase Bank, N. A. Mark McGrath Insight US Manny Molina Molina Media Group John W. Moody Miller, LaSota & Peters, PLC Mary O'Hanlon Barclay Communications, Inc. Keith Otis Microsoft Corporation Clark Peterson Telesphere Suzanne Pfister St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center Richard Rector Realty Executives International Donald Smith SCF Arizona Tod Smith Deloitte Tax LLP Allan Starr Marketing Partners Nancy Stone ILX Resorts Incorporated Kyla Turner Southwest Airlines Marcia Veidmark SSC Boring Jeffrey H. Verbin Greenberg Traurig, LLP Dan Vermeer Waste Management Kurt Weimer Cigna Healthcare Ex- Officios Virgil Renzulli Arizona State University Pete Hemingway Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce Eric Kilstrom Chamber of Commerce at Anthem Steve Glueck South Mountain / Laveen Chamber of Commerce Steve Helfgot Maricopa Community Colleges James K. Edwards Phoenicians Liason 2009 Key Staff Contacts EXECUTIVE OFFICE President & CEO Katie Pushor 602- 495- 6460 kspushor@ phoenixchamber. com OPERATIONS Vice President o f F inance and Operations Ron McElhaney 602- 495- 6486 rmcelhaney@ phoenixchamber. com Director o f BidSource Daniel Ayala 602- 495- 6492 dayala@ phoenixchamber. com COMMUNITY RELATIONS Director o f Community Relations Katie Campana 602- 495- 6480 kcampana@ phoenixchamber. com MEMBER MARKETING Director o f M arketing Communications Jody Ryan 602- 495- 6472 jryan@ phoenixchamber. com Busines Development Director Debbie Drotar 602- 495- 6483 ddrotar@ phoenixchamber. com MEMBER SERVICES Director Norma Macias 602- 495- 6484 nmacias@ phoenixchamber. com PUBLIC AFFAIRS/ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT VP o f Public A ffairs & Economic D evelopment Todd Sanders 602- 495- 6474 tsanders@ phoenixchamber. com Who's Who Greater Phoenix Chamber Of Commerce Staff And Leadership Directory