This month’s community champion is Sally Harrison—the president of Mesa Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Harrison has been serving as president and CEO since summer 2013.
Sally began her time with the Mesa Chamber in 2008, initially working as director of programs. She then transitioned into the role of Vice President of Development in 2011. When the time came to look for a new President, Chamber Chairmen James Christensen said there were several factors pointing to Harrison being the obvious choice for the job. He stated, “We felt with Sally’s involvement in the community, marketing experience, drive and relationship with the staff, that she was the best person for the job.” Christensen also stated that Sally has “an unlimited amount of energy and passion for serving the business community in Mesa.”
Two of Sally’s main, coinciding goals while heading up the Mesa Chamber is expansion and networking. The current Chamber has approximately 675 members. She hopes to add to that number in order to provide the opportunity for collaboration between current and new members. “They want to meet new people to network with and do business with,” Harrison mentioned in regards to the current Chamber members. “We want to bring new opportunity to the community in general.”
Outside of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Sally Harrison also serves on the boards of Mesa United Way, United Food Bank and Mesa Community Roundtable. She serves as an advisory board member at Benedictine University and City of Mesa Economic Development, as well. Harrison is a member of the Mesa Rotary Club and the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance. She is a 2010 graduate of Mesa Leadership and a Paul Harris Fellow. Thankyou Sally for all you do to champion the businesses and individuals of Mesa. Learn more about the Chamber at: http://www.mesachamber.org/
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