Our work drives economic prosperity

The Foundation’s Research and Policy team informs business leaders, policymakers and the public on issues critical to the state’s success. Our A for Arizona education initiative works to expand access into the state’s best ‘A’-quality public school models, especially those serving primarily low-income students. Chamber Business News is a digital media platform that delivers insider information, engages newsmakers, and addresses statewide issues that drive Arizona toward a brighter and more prosperous future. We also offer the Arizona Industry Fellows program designed to help young professionals age 40 and under better understand the intersection of business and public policy, and its impact on the Arizona economy. We work in partnership with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry to accelerate the priorities of the business community.

Arizona has added over 160,000 jobs since 2015, and is projected to add another 150,000 jobs in the next two years.

The Board of Directors support and guide the research and initiatives of the Arizona Chamber Foundation.

Members are made up of committed and passionate leaders throughout Arizona’s business community.


Jessica Pacheco

Arizona Public Service

Vice Chair

Steve Twist

Services Group of America

Vice Chair, Finance

Dennis Dahlen

Mayo Clinic


Glenn Hamer

Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry


Michelle Bolton

Cox Communications, Inc.


Alan Heywood

Prime Investments, Inc./ Amagine Communications


Dave Howell

Wells Fargo Bank


Scott Kaufmann

Lucid Agency


Steve Macias

Pivot Manufacturing


Jackie Norton

Rodel Foundation of Arizona


Zeus Rodriguez

Rodriguez Corp, LLC/Education Matters


The Arizona Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, objective educational and research foundation. Find our most recent financials here.