Committees for Members
Global Chamber® Phoenix has a number of committees to help members connect with new opportunities and to help us collectively achieve our regional mission of helping companies and communities find and capture new opportunities, and grow - across metros and borders.
Joining a committee is a great way to meet fellow members and to gain exposure with some amazing organizations. Please take a look below and find a committee managed by our Advisory Board that most interests you - and then let's get you involved! Contact Don Becka or Doug Bruhnke
Program and Events - Kevin Hull of BMO Harris Bank
Ambassador - Mike Langley of Global Chamber® Phoenix
Young Global Leaders - Mason Njaa of Global Chamber®
Exporter/Importer/Landed Committee - Doug Bruhnke of Global Chamber® and Anita Verma-Lallian of Vermaland
Marketing - Susan Assadi of GAPR and Doug Bruhnke of Global Chamber®
Arts & Education - Doc Jones of Arizona International Jazz Day Foundation
Global Trade Policy - Carol Colombo & Melissa Proctor
Chapter Executive Director: Doug Bruhnke
Advisory Board Committee Mentor/Coach: Don Becka
1. Program and Events Committee: The Programs and Events Committee facilitates relationship building and business enterprise advancement between members and the community through high-quality events and programs. The Global Chamber® Phoenix coordinates a multitude of events and programs throughout the year focusing on current local and international issues and opportunities.
· CHAIR: Kevin Hull, BMO Harris Bank
· Dave Binsfeld, General Southwest Insurance
· Kishore Dash, Entrepreneurship Education Center
· Gloria Petersen, Global Protocol
2. Ambassador Committee: The Ambassador Committee helps spread the good word about Global Chamber® Phoenix to the community, building engagement with individuals and collaborating organizations. We capture and communicate the membership experience to improve retention, expand membership, increase membership diversity and help deliver on membership needs.
· CHAIRS: Mike Langley, Global Chamber Phoenix
· Michael Patterson, Spencer Fane
· Kevin Youngblood, Youngblood Works
3. Young Global Leaders Committee: The Young Global Leaders Committee creates opportunities for young professionals under the age of 40 to develop skills and build relationships that will help advance their networks and foster an understanding of thoughtful business practices. Committee members provide input to Global Chamber® Phoenix to keep the organization evolving and changing with future needs.
· CHAIR: Mason Njaa of Global Chamber®
· Emily Knapp, Expeditors
· Ali Anderson, Squire Patton Boggs
· Tina Sweis, Overachieving Women Association
· Maryanne Riodique, Thunderbird School of Global Management
· Andy Cho, Global Chamber®
4. Exporter/Importer/Landed Committee: The Exporter/Importer/Landed Committee assists member companies that facilitate trade in services, goods and commodities between Arizona and foreign businesses PLUS companies that have landed in Arizona... many of which are exporters, Importers or both. The committee works with local member companies seeking international expansion as well as international companies desirous of trading with member Arizona companies. The committee helps these companies connect and thrive as they expand in Arizona, building a stronger business ecosystem and community in support of the State’s economic growth. By connecting companies with valuable resources, the firms will improve operational efficiency, profitably and success
· Co-CHAIR: Doug Bruhnke, Global Chamber
· Co-CHAIR: Anita Verma-Lallian, Vermaland
· Alana Chavez Langdon, APS
· Eduardo González Díaz de León, Promexico
· Hank Marshall, City of Phoenix
· Jeanine Jerkovic, City of Surprise
· Renee Ervanian, Heiple Travers
· Rod Beach, CresaPartners
· Steven Cramer, Newbridge
5. Marketing Committee: The Marketing Committee creates initiatives that build awareness of Global Chamber® Phoenix to encourage membership and improve brand-identity with members, sponsors, prospects and collaborating organizations. Further enhancements are achieved through external visibility in the media by public relations, email, web, blog, social media, and video.
· CHAIR: Susan Assadi, GAPR
· Doug Bruhnke, Global Chamber
· Joseph Bockerstette, Business Enterprise Mapping
6. Arts & Education Committee: The Arts & Education Committee focuses on building relationships between Global Chamber® Phoenix and the regional education community, PreK-12 and college level. It helps prepare members to deal with a variety of global business protocols in furthering development of International Business connections with confidence, proficiency and professionalism.
· CHAIR: Doc Jones, Arizona International Jazz Day Foundation
· Qinqin Quayle, Manx Dragon Capital
· Mike Langley, Global Chamber Phoenix
7. Global Trade Policy Committee: The Global Trade Policy Committee is aware of issues related to international trade in goods and services and the legal mechanisms used to regulate trade by monitoring new developments on national and international levels. The Committee offer members current information affecting legislation, policy initiatives and multilateral and bilateral agreements.
· Co-CHAIR Carol Colombo, USTR
· Co-CHAIR Melissa Proctor, Miller Proctor Law