Danny brings more than 16 years of experience in global public affairs and government relations, as well as handling complex legal matters in private practice and public sector service. Prior to joining the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Danny was general counsel to the Valor Global leadership team. He focused on helping achieve growth objectives as well as providing continued public affairs guidance in AZ, WA and other States.
Danny worked at Intel, was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig where he chaired the Phoenix office government law and policy practice. Danny served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Arizona Governor Doug Ducey from 2014 to 2018 where he assisted in the passage of landmark legislation including the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act and K–12 education funding ballot referral.
Danny was recently named among 2020 Leaders of the Year in Public Policy by Arizona Capitol Times for his contributions in the field of law and public policy. Danny earned his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Pepperdine University. Danny serves as an adjunct professor at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, is a board member of numerous community organizations. Danny is passionate about orphan care and volunteers with Orphan Outreach for orphaned and vulnerable children in Mathare, Nairobi and Bungoma, Kenya. He and his wife Ann, live in Phoenix with their three children.
Jessica Pacheco has extensive private sector experience and for over 22 years held various executive positions in a Fortune 500 energy company, including Vice President of Corporate Development and External Communications, Vice President of External Communications, and Vice President of State and Local Affairs.
Pacheco’s primary responsibilities at Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of Arizona Public Service Company, included state and local engagement strategies, policy strategy, reputation and brand management, external and customer communications, economic development within the utility service territory and developing and expanding business opportunities within the unregulated entities under the parent umbrella.
Pacheco has worked extensively in economic and community development arenas throughout Arizona, the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. She led general advocacy efforts for the Arizona Mexico Commission and the Border Trade Alliance with the governments of Mexico and Canada.
Pacheco has led several policy issue campaigns in Arizona, including the successful 2018 No on Prop 127 campaign.
Pacheco serves as president of the board of directors for the Arizona-Mexico Commission and finance chair for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. She is active as a director with a number of other community and business organizations. Pacheco is a past chair of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce Foundation, past director for the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board and Maricopa Community College Foundation Board and is past chair of the Border Trade Alliance Board.
Pacheco earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. She teaches a seminar at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business on utility engagement in public policy and campaign management. She is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program and the Nuclear Reactor Technology Course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
With a BA in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration, Molly has studied and worked in public policy for over thirty years. While serving as a Policy Advisor and Director of Operations at the Arizona State Senate for a decade, she honed her expertise in energy, environment, and water law. As an executive with the Salt River Project, Molly provides strategic and policy direction to a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity and the largest supplier of water to the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Molly also oversees chambers of commerce engagements, state and local government relations, Latino Relations and political giving. She is happily married and has three amazing teenage children.
Dawn Grove is VP/Corporate Counsel for Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, the parent company of PING and related subsidiaries, and has served on the board of directors of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation continuously since 1995. KMC’s main subsidiary, PING, is one of the top golf equipment brands in the U.S. and exports about half of its products outside the U.S. In 2015, she was appointed to the U.S. Manufacturing Council, which advised the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on issues related to strengthening U.S. manufacturers and achieving policy solutions that allow them to remain globally competitive. In 2016, Governor Ducey appointed her to chair the Workforce Arizona Council, the state’s workforce development board pursuant to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Ms. Grove also serves on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers and chaired the Arizona Manufacturers Council from 2016-2020. In 2020, she became chair of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
She has received many awards including the Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead award for women leaders in manufacturing nationally, Pepperdine Outstanding Alumni/Women in Leadership, the Arizona Manufacturers Council’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, and AZ Big Media selected her as its Private Company Counsel of the Year winner in 2021.
Prior to going in-house with Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, Ms. Grove practiced law in California and Arizona, primarily representing manufacturers. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Pepperdine University School of Law.
Ms. Grove is married to Rawleigh Grove and they have three children. She serves in non-profit organizations that provide community service, and enjoys songwriting and mentoring young adults.
Nick Goodman is the Chief Executive Officer of MomDoc. He joined the company in 2000, when the practice had two physicians and one office. Under his leadership, the practice has grown to employ 70 clinicians at 16 medical offices, making MomDoc the largest women’s healthcare group in the state of Arizona. MomDoc practices under the names of MomDoc, MomDoc Women for Women, MomDoc Midwives, Mi Doctora by MomDoc (a practice focused on caring for women that prefer to speak Spanish), and MomDoc Women’s Health Research.
Nick received his Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2012.
Board of Directors of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2012
2014-2017 Healthcare Committee Chair
2017-2018 Chair of Membership
2018-2020 Budget & Government Reform Committee Chair
Current Chair Elect
Board Member of the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners since 2018
Governor appointed role
Honors & Awards
2015 40 under 40 by Phoenix Business Journal
2016 Volunteer of the Year by Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
2019 Most Admired Leader by Phoenix Business Journal
Past Community Service
Board Member – ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth
Boy Scout Leader – Boy Scouts of America
Chapter Member – CEOs Against Cancer Phoenix Chapter
Committee Member – Chandler Schools Growth Committee
Full-time two year service for a religious organization
Steering Committee Member – March for Babies by March of Dimes
Nick is married to Shelly Tolman Goodman and together they have four wonderful children. The Goodmans are actively involved in their religious community and enjoy serving others.
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