New Board of Directors to lead Glendale Chamber in 2022

Posted 1/6/22

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce has a new Board of Directors.

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New Board of Directors to lead Glendale Chamber in 2022


The Glendale Chamber of Commerce has a new Board of Directors.

The non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of nearly 1,400 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions, and individuals has announced its 2022 policy body of the Glendale Chamber.

Its members represent a cross-section of the business and professional leadership in the community.

The following individuals have been newly elected to the Board of Directors: Matt Slatus, Camelback Ranch Baseball and Marci Aguayo, Alaska Federal Credit Union. And, Lynda Vescio, Law Offices of Vescio & Seifert, P.C. has been named Chair-Elect for 2023.

Dr. Teresa Leyba Ruiz will officially take over as the 2022 Chair of the Board at the February Board meeting.

The 2022 Executive Committee consists of:

  • Dr. Teresa Leyba Ruiz, Chair of the Board, Glendale Community College
  • Lynda Vescio, Chair-Elect 2023 Law Offices of Vescio & Seifert, P.C.
  • Scott Spillman, Treasurer, BNC National Bank
  • Ron Castro, Vice-Treasurer, BNC National Bank
  • Kate Kochenderfer, Past Chair, SRP
  • Robert Heidt, President & CEO, Glendale Chamber of Commerce

Previously elected individuals who will continue to serve on the Board of Directors in 2022 are:

  • Maria Brunner, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.
  • Jean Higginbotham, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Bobbi Magdaleno, Arizona State University
  • Dr. Jen Cruz, Pendergast Elementary School District
  • Mayor Jerry Weiers, City of Glendale
  • Kevin Phelps, City of Glendale
  • Mary Pritchard, Pritchard Insurance Group, Inc
  • Richard Sherry, Dignity Health Arizona
  • Judy Walter, Dignity Memorial
  • Jeri Cunningham, Humana
  • Lisa Baker, Hunt Real Estate
  • Yvonne Knaack, Downtown Property Owner
  • Jessica Perry, APS
  • Brian Capistran, Glendale Union High School District
  • Steve Eberhart, Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa

“It is truly an honor to have such a dynamic board of directors from a diversified segment of our business community helping to lead the way and drive prosperity for Glendale and the West Valley,” Glendale Chamber President & CEO Robert Heidt stated in a news release.


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