Hensley & Company’s Doug Yonko to chair Chamber board for 2012-13 

PHOENIX — Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statement in anticipation of the July 1 start of the Chamber’s next fiscal year and the installation of a new chairman and a slate of new officers:

“We are very fortunate to have such an outstanding group of individuals leading the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Under the chairmanship of Mark Dobbins, the Chamber helped advance new laws at the Legislature that have tremendously enhanced Arizona’s competitive standing. Mark was integral to forging new public policy partnerships with organizations such as the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He also led the efforts of Southwest Direct, an exciting new initiative intended to develop Arizona as a leader in transportation and logistics. His vision has helped firmly position the Chamber for future success.

“I am confident that under our new chairman, Doug Yonko, we will further advance public policies to create a more competitive business climate in Arizona and promote economic growth and diversification. Doug is establishing four new committees within the Chamber, such as the Tourism and Trade Committee, and the Hispanic Business and Emerging Markets Committee that reflect our current economic environment and the pressing issues of the day.

“I congratulate Doug on this well deserved new post and am looking forward to what I am sure will be a great year for business in Arizona.”

2012-2013 Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry officers:

Chairman 
Doug Yonko | Vice President, Communications | Hensley & Company

Chairman-Elect
Pat Barnes | Senior Vice President; Regional Executive for Arizona and New Mexico | Bank of America  

Immediate Past Chairman
Mark Dobbins | Senior Vice-President, Secretary | SUMCO Phoenix

Vice Chairman of Manufacturing and Chairman of Arizona Manufacturers Council 
Steve Macias | President | Pivot Manufacturing

Vice Chairman of Public Affairs 
Jason Bagley | Government Affairs Manager | Intel, Corp.

Vice Chairman of Finance 
Dennis Dahlen | Chief Financial Officer | Banner Health

Vice Chairman of Membership 
Ron Minegar | Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer | Arizona Cardinals

Vice Chairman of Political Affairs
Alan Heywood | President and CEO | Prime Investments, Inc. and Amagine Communications

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The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is committed to advancing Arizona’s competitive position in the global economy by advocating free-market policies that stimulate economic growth and prosperity for all Arizonans.