The Glendale Chamber Board of Directors

​The Board of Directors is the policy body of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. Its members represent a cross-section of the business and professional leadership in the community. It has always been considered an honor to serve on the Board. Genuine and unselfish interest in the Chamber and its objective is the first requirement for the Board members. The board performs the legislative function for the organization. That is, it makes all policy decision for the Chamber. Specifically the board shall:
  •  Set the overall policy for the Chamber
  • Identify and help establish goals of the Chamber through its approved program of work
  • Provide adequate funding through the annual budget to carry out the program of work
  • Ensure dues structure is in place to support the Chambers program of work
  • Elect officers in accordance with the by-laws of the Chamber
  • Recommend and approve changes to the by-laws
  • Meet as required by the by-laws
For more information on the Glendale Chamber Board of Directors, contact president & CEO Robert Heidt at 623-937-4754.

Executive Committee

Jean Higginbotham


"For 90 years, the Glendale Chamber of Commerce has been fostering an energetic momentum aimed at building a thriving business community. Today, business leaders and innovators are engaging with the Chamber at special events, regular meetings and networking opportunities in record numbers. It’s this continual synergy that has me excited for the year ahead. Most of all, I’m looking forward to connecting with all members, new and long-standing, while supporting the upward trend that’s having a direct impact on Glendale and surrounding neighborhoods. I encourage you to join me at our next event!"

- Jean Higginbotham, 2017 Chair of the Board

Maria Brunner


​“I am honored to be selected as the 2018 Chair for the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and participate on the Board of Directors.  To serve on the Chamber at this time of growth and opportunity for the city is very exciting for me. I have a passion to give back to my community and I’m thankful my employer, OneAZ Credit Union, shares in that commitment.  Thank you for this opportunity.”

- Maria Brunner, Chair Elect

Steve Adams 


Jeff Blake

Past Chair

Robert W. Heidt, Jr.

President & CEO

Board of Directors

Victoria Coley

Kate Kochenderfer

Bobbi Magdaleno

Richard Sherry

Lynda Vescio

Ariana Deerman

Wayne Lawson

Cooki Peverini

Scott Spillman

Judy Walter

Ex-Officio Board Members

Kevin Phelps

Mayor Jerry Weiers

A message from one of our Board Members:

​"We recognized early on that investing at the local level and giving back to nonprofit organizations such as the Glendale Chamber is an integral to helping Arizona thrive. This is why we contribute millions annually to charities, volunteer our time as board members, and support causes we’re passionate about."

- Slava Ibragimov, 1st Bank