ACE Members In The News

Chambers across the state of Arizona are doing amazing things every day. The Arizona Chamber Executives will be happy to share your press releases on our website. Please send any releases or news alerts to

November 9, 2020 - Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julie Brooks announces retirement

Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Brooks announced her retirement at the Chamber Board of Directors meeting on September 15, 2020 effective July 31, 2021.

February 5, 2020 - Patty Villeneuve leads Arizona Chamber Executives as new board chair

Patty Villeneuve, Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, will lead other chamber executives as the new board chair for the Arizona Chamber Executives (ACE) board of directors. As board chair, Villeneuve will help equip other chamber executives around the state overcome challenges in business, social, political, economic and educational arenas.

February 14, 2018 - Robert Medler, IOM, Named Vice Chair of Winter Board of Regents for U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Institute for Organization Management

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has appointed Robert Medler, IOM, Vice President, Government Affairs of the Tucson Metro Chamber, to vice chair the Winter Board of Regents. As vice chair of the board, Medler will help implement the policies created by the Institute’s National Board of Trustees. 

February 9, 2018 - Greater Phoenix Chamber CEO named Executive of the Year

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s (GPCC) President and CEO, Todd Sanders, has been named Executive of the Year by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE).

February 1, 2018 - Tucson Metro Chamber Names Amber Smith New President and CEO

The Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected Amber Smith to be its new president and CEO succeeding Michael Varney, who is retiring after serving nearly seven years. She will begin her duties on February 1.