The Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank its Board of Directors for 2020/2021. These individuals have spent a considerable amount of time this past year to help lead the chamber.

Chairman of the Board – Rosemary Bright – Ms. Bright is the Business Development Director for Lloyd Construction Inc. She has 22 years of experience in architecture and 10 years of experience in Business Development.

Vice Chairman – Darcy Mentone – Ms. Mentone serves as Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the Vail School District. In this role, she is responsible for community outreach, print and online communications, and working with the news media. She served as the Chairman of Programs and Events for the Chamber.
Vice Chairman – Nancy Heiser – Ms. Heiser joined Arizona Standard as Community Relations Coordinator. Nancy works with the public relations team to develop comprehensive communications plans and strategies. Nancy served as Chairman of Membership for the Chamber.

Treasurer – Phil Larrabee – Mr. Larrabee is a graduate of the University of Arizona and owns his own accounting firm, Phil Larrabee CPA, which specializes in small business accounting and tax preparation.

Secretary – Lisa Benson – Ms. Benson serves in the role of business development manager for Commercial Cleaning and Restoration. In this position, she provides community outreach and business growth. She is involved with several community organizations including 4-H.

Director – Peter Loya – Mr. Loya is the Director of Community and Government Relations for Tech Parks Arizona. His responsibilities include managing tenant and employee relations, neighborhood and community relations, educational outreach, workforce development, and fundraising. Peter served on the Membership and Event committees.

Director – Fiona De Young – Ms. De Young recently joined the Rincon Valley Fire District as its new Community Relations Manager. In this role, she is responsible for managing the District’s community engagement and public education programs. Fiona sat on the Chamber’s membership and Events committees.

Director – Tim Looney – Mr. Looney is a Realtor with Realty Executives Arizona Territory | Looney Advantage. He is a Tucson native and residential resale realtor with a primary focus of work in the Vail area and is a Houghton Corridor specialist. Tim served on the Chamber’s Events committee.

Director – Ryan Bennett – Mr. Bennett is the Vice President of Bill’s Home Service. He helps lead the family business that his grandfather, Bill, started in the Green Valley/Tubac area in 1964. Ryan served as the Chamber parliamentarian.

About Greater Vail Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce (GVACC) was founded on a simple idea: The community needed an organization beyond a networking club to be the eyes, ears, and voice of the economic development in the greater Vail area. This idea led to the creation of the current mission statement – “influencing Vail’s future to enhance growth opportunities and advance economic development in the Greater Vail Area.” This is a tagline which is not taken lightly. We are a strong voice in the Greater Vail Area, helping foster a healthy community where the economy, the schools and our rich history thrive.

Brad Anderson grew up on a family farm in northern Colorado and from Colorado State University. He joined the Greater Vail area Chamber of Commerce when he moved to southern Arizona as an Edward Jones Financial Advisor in Vail.

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