Emerging Leaders Council

The Emerging Leaders Council was formed to identify and recognize future leaders (all under 40) in W.A.C.E. and the chamber of commerce industry. Members of the Council provide program feedback and ideas for the good of W.A.C.E., and serve as advisers to the Association’s Board and President.

Angie Anderson

Glenwood Springs (CO) Chamber Resort Association

Stephanie Armstrong

Interim President/CEO
The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region (CA)

Candace Carnahan

Director of Programs & Marketing
Grand Junction Area (CO) Chamber

Maren Cerimele 

Director of Membership
Vail Valley (CO) Partnership 

Colin Diaz

Culver City (CA) Chamber

Katie Luna 

Executive Director
Brawley (CA) Chamber 

Eli Matthews, IOM 

Senior VP, Travel Medford
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County (OR) 

Guy Occhiogrosso 

Bellingham (WA) Regional Chamber 

Crystal Sayphraraj

Executive Assistant
Brea (CA) Chamber

Samantha Shapiro 

Government Relations Coordinator
Simi Valley (CA) Chamber

Stephanie Shapiro

Member Services
Corona (CA) Chamber

Jessica Welch, IOM

Vice President of Operations
Greater Irvine (CA) Chamber