Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Patrick Barnes to chair Chamber board for 2013-14

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:

“The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is incredibly fortunate to have such a talented group of individuals leading the way for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Under the chairmanship of Doug Yonko, the Chamber succeeded in advancing numerous legislative priorities for the betterment of the Arizona business community, ranging from the simplification of the state’s sales tax system, to opening up new employment opportunities for our state’s military veterans. Doug’s leadership was instrumental in the development of four new public policy committees: Tourism and Trade, Hispanic Business and Emerging Markets, Veterans and Military Affairs, and Federal Affairs. His energy and insight helped position the Chamber for continued success in the future.

“I am certain that as the new chairman, Patrick Barnes will successfully continue the Chamber’s legacy of legislative success, helping to further establish Arizona as a highly sought after destination for business. His vast experience in business will prove of great value to the Chamber.

“I offer my congratulations to Patrick as he steps into this new role. I look forward to working with him in this next year to advocate on behalf of Arizona business.”

2013-2014 Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry officers:

Patrick Barnes
Senior Vice President; Commerical Real Estate Market Executive – Mountain West States
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Alan Heywood
President and CEO
Prime Investments, Inc. and Amagine Communications

Immediate Past Chairman:
Doug Yonko
Vice President, Communications
Hensley Beverage Company

Vice Chairman of Manufacturing and Chairman of Arizona Manufacturers Council:
Steve Macias
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:
Susan Anable
Vice President of Public Affairs
Cox Communications, Inc.

Photographs and bios of the 2013-2014 officers and board members can be viewed at the Chamber’s website at


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