PHOENIX — The Greater Phoenix Chamber announced its 2021-2022 Valley Young Professionals (VYP) board of directors. VYP, a program of the Greater Phoenix Chamber, is for Valley-area professionals ages 25-39 aimed at creating the next generation of Phoenix leaders by informing and educating its members on important issues facing the local community.
The 2021-2022 board of directors includes Jennings Haug Cunningham securities lawyer T.J. Mitchell serving as vice chair and Eric Bottolfsen, vice president of GoldBook Financial, serving as the board chair. The VYP board, which is in its 11th year, oversees programming that is designed to attract and retain young professionals to the Greater Phoenix area by connecting them to the community.
The 15 young professionals serving on the 2021-2022 VYP board are:
- Sarah Amaral, Development and Special Events Senior Manager, Junior Achievement of Arizona
- Eric Bottolfsen, Vice President, GoldBook Financial (VYP Board Chair)
- Salvador Bretts, Managing Director of Business Development, BrightFi
- Jill Foley, Founder & Managing Partner, Four Leaf Financial & Accounting
- Andy Forsell, Assistant Vice President, Lockton Companies (VYP Board Immediate Past Chair)
- Chad Guzman, Director, Government Relations, EPCOR
- Shon Mack, Customer Service Analyst, Salt River Project
- Nicole Matt, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, OH Partners
- T.J. Mitchell, Securities Attorney, Jennings Haug Cunningham L.L.P. (VYP Board Vice-Chair)
- Lindsay Moellenberndt, Chief Business Development/Marketing Officer, Fennemore
- Justin O’Connell, Account Manager, IT Recruiter & Business Development Specialist, VincentBenjamin
- Stella O’Rourke, Corporate Development & Events Manager, UMOM New Day Centers
- Kimberly Roland, Director of Entrepreneur Programs, Better Business Bureau
- Zach Schira, Deputy Chief of Staff, District 3, Maricopa County
- Amy Scoville-Weaver, Program Manager, Sustainability, Arizona State University
“The VYP program assists in developing critical leadership skills and business connections and creates change-makers in our region,” said Todd Sanders, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber. “We are proud to add strong leaders who will bring invaluable insights and positively impact the direction of the Chamber and how we support businesses.”
The board members bring unique and diverse perspectives that will help carry out the VYP mission to build lasting relationships, establish professional development opportunities and act as a catalyst for change in the community.
About the Greater Phoenix Chamber
Representing 2,400 businesses across the Greater Phoenix region, the Greater Phoenix Chamber promotes regional prosperity by serving as a catalyst for economic vitality and strong communities. The Chamber pursues this mission by collaborating with business, political and community leaders to grow the regional talent pool, create a regional approach to economic development and drive a pro-Arizona agenda.
About Jennings Haug Cunningham, L.L.P.
Founded in 1937 in Arizona, Jennings Haug Cunningham is a litigation law firm with extensive trial, litigation management, dispute resolution and complex litigation experience. The firm’s 24 attorneys focus in areas of insurance defense, financial institution litigation, securities litigation, government investigations and enforcement proceedings, environmental law, construction and contract litigation, surety and fidelity law, lawyer and professional liability, complex civil litigation, personal injury, employment, family law and domestic relations, probate and estate planning, and municipal risk litigation for businesses and individuals. For additional information, visit www.JHC.Law.