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Tempe Chamber of Commerce Names President & CEO

Tempe Chamber of Commerce Names President & CEO

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Colin Diaz, IOM, ACE, as the new President & CEO following the retirement of Anne Gill.

Colin Diaz is no stranger to chamber of commerce work, as he assumes the role of President & CEO with over four years of experience as the Chief Executive Officer/President of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce in Culver City, California. In addition to his chamber experience, Colin has over 20 years of management, marketing, sales, and community outreach experience.

“Our board of directors is truly pleased to introduce an accomplished leader like Mr. Colin Diaz to our community,” said Raveen Arora, Board Chair of the Tempe Chamber Board of Directors. “I firmly believe that Colin possesses the ability and expertise to grow the Tempe Chamber into an even more impactful and successful organization in these challenging times.”

In assuming the role of President & CEO, Colin stated, "I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to lead this great organization. There are very few opportunities where a strong foundation, potential for growth, and an engaged community coexist concurrently. Tempe is experiencing this and more and is poised for greatness."

He brings an impressive educational background with an MBA from Duke University and an MFA for Chapman University. As the leader of the Culver City Chamber Colin used a blend of his professional, personal, and educational experience to grow reach, elevate the chamber brand to others and protect the reputation of the Chamber.

His range of educational, professional, and practical experience allow him to be in-tune with current trends and technology, while still being rooted in the sound practices that have led businesses for decades. He is an industry influencer that currently sits on the W.A.C.E. Board of Directors as member of the Executive Committee. In addition to this regional appointment, Colin will be the only Accredited Chamber Executive in the Valley.

Personally, Colin values spending time with his family and will be making the move to the East Valley with his wife Alicia and two daughters. He cited the regions many activities and resources as being especially attractive to his family. When he is not there or visiting their extended families, you may find him on a basketball court somewhere. He's always been active and uses that energy and enthusiasm in both professional and personal endeavors.

Colin begins his tenure at the Tempe Chamber on March 30. His contact information will be 480-736-4280 and his email will be

About the Tempe Chamber of Commerce:

For more than a century, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce has built an environment that enhances the economic vitality of its membership and the business community. Representing nearly 500 businesses, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce strengthens the local economy through network development, advocacy, professional development, and influence. It regularly advocates for a favorable business climate through interactive public policy engagement and provides ongoing representation in government at local, state, and federal levels. For more information on the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, please visit or call 480-967-7897.

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