2022 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.

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

Kristen Dare
Santee (CA) Chamber

Natalie Leighton
Vice President of Membership
Long Beach Area (CA) Chamber 

Niki Nickle
Vice President of Investor Relations
Lake Havasu Area (AZ) Chamber

Jessica Penman
Director of Community Relations
Yountville (CA) Chamber

Austin Regimbal
Marketing and Communications Director
Tri-City Regional (WA) Chamber

Anna Robinson
Program Manager
Vail Valley (CO) Partnership

Molly Schiff
Communications Specialist
Santa Maria Valley (CA) Chamber

Jessica Stuk
Director of Programs and Development
Greater Phoenix (AZ) Chamber

Victoria Valencia
Community Relations Coordinator
Gilroy (CA) Chamber