Chamber introduces new Board and Officers

June 11, 2018 2:29 pm

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As the 44th fiscal year comes to a close, the Chamber Board is changing with new directors, officers and departures.

After serving for three years, both Nathan Watters, CEO of Cummings Pest Control, and Chris Siino, CEO of Siino Design, are leaving the Chamber’s board. Both have connected with the Fountain Hills business community through their own experiences of owning and operating businesses in our community. 

Joining the Board for three year terms include Bill Hinz, CEO of CopperWynd, Annette Tingey, Owner of Desert Title & Tag, Tricia Ponce de Leon, General Manager of Republic Services, Dr. Robert Allen, Superintendent of the Fountain Hills Unified School District, and Rich Barker, The Barker Team/Keller Williams. 

As Owner of CopperWynd, Bill’s company, Crown Rock Ventures, LLC, plans to create a high end, boutique resort. After giving the property a facelift, and receiving Town approval, he will move forward with a major renovation that will add sleeping rooms, indoor/outdoor convention space and numerous other amenities. He’s very interested in working with small businesses in Fountain Hills and has lead numerous initiatives in the past with the Phoenix Chamber.

Annette Tingey and her husband Todd are the new owners of Desert Title and Tag. Operating five locations in Arizona, this local company provides motor vehicle division services and is sanctioned by the State of Arizona. The Tingey’s have owned and operated numerous companies over the last 25 years. They both enjoy helping people, working with customers and love living in Arizona.

For 20 years, Tricia Ponce de Leon has lead numerous departments within Republic Services. As the designated trash company in Fountain Hills, she is very familiar with the needs of this community. Her background includes in-depth knowledge, expertise, and leadership skills in distribution, manufacturing and service industries.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District welcomes the new Superintendent, Dr. Robert Allen, as the does the Chamber. He is joining the Board as part of both organization’s commitment to maintain open lines of community between the education and business communities. 

Rich Barker started coming to Fountain Hills back in 1994. After playing ball for Chicago Cubs, he retried in 2001 and has invested his experience in sports and real estate. His Keller Williams office has helped over 1200 families. Rich loves Fountain Hills and is often involved in little league, community events and any place he can make a difference.

The Chamber welcomes two-year director Rosaria Cain as the new Chair. She has served as Vice-Chair for the last year and is looking forward to helping the Chamber further develop it’s brand and connect with more companies in Fountain Hills. Her experience with this community dates back nearly two decades as Knoodle has been the engine behind the massive advertising push for both the Fountain Festival and the Great Fair. 

Moving into the Vice-Chair role is LeeAnn Torkelson of SRP. Audrie Ouellette, Little Caesars franchisee, will remain as the Board Secretary. Local event organizer, Christine Colley joins the Executive Committee as Treasurer.

 

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