2023 Emerging Leaders Council

The Emerging Leaders Council was formed to identify and recognize future leaders 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.

Erika Acorn
Business Development Executive
Scottsdale Area (AZ) Chamber

Jessica Bohon
Director of Marketing & Communications
Healdsburg (CA) Chamber & Visitors Bureau

Candace Carnahan, ACE
Grand Junction Area (CO) Chamber

Kristen Dare, ACE
Santee (CA) Chamber

Heather Estrada
Communications & Program Development Director
Murrieta/Wildomar (CA) Chamber

Lynsey Hansen
Membership Director
Morro Bay (CA) Chamber

Kristy Howell
Director of Membership & Communications
Northwest Douglas County (CO) Chamber & Economic Development Corporation

David Key
Business Development & Engagement Manager
Tempe (AZ) Chamber

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

Jessica Penman
Truckee (CA) Chamber

Anna Robinson
Program Manager
Vail Valley (CO) Partnership

Molly Schiff
Director of Member & Community Engagement
Santa Maria Valley (CA) Chamber

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

Sara Teel
Director, Marketing & Membership Development
Glenwood Springs (CO) Chamber Resort Association

Victoria Valencia
Gilroy (CA) Chamber

Kira Zavala
Director of Business Development & Partnerships
The Chamber of Medford & Jackson County (OR)