About The Chamber


Maximizing Greater Oro Valley’s unmatched assets.



The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce was formed in the fall of 1992 to support the growth of and business interests in the community. It became the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce in 1998, when Northwest Tucson was entering a period of major growth. Then, in 2011, directors went back to the organization’s roots, and adopted once more the name Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce.


To view our 2020 Annual Report, click here.


Click here to download our bylaws.


Dave Perry

Dave Perry

President & CEO

Dave Perry has been president and CEO of the Greater Oro Valley Chamber for 8 years. He spent more than 30 years working as a newspaper reporter, editor and publisher. He grew up in Connecticut, graduated from the University of Wyoming and spent most of his career in Wyoming communities. Dave, the former publisher and editor of The Explorer in Northwest Tucson, enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, sports, music, writing and more.  He has two children. Dave and his wife Lisa live in Oro Valley.

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Duane Macklin

Member Services Director

Duane Macklin has been with the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce since January 2019. He is an experienced construction management supervisor with a knack for managing data and serving people. Ask Duane for any of your information needs. He and wife Gayle are Oro Valley residents.

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Kristen Sharp

Events Director

Kristen Sharp is the new Events Director for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and teaching high school agriculture for two years, Kristen moved to Arizona in 2011 to attend the University of Arizona, where she received her Master’s Degree in Agricultural Education. She comes to us from a small farming town in Missouri where she grew up participating in 4-H and FFA by showing cattle, pigs and sheep. Previous to her employment with the Chamber, Kristen taught at St. Mark’s Early Childhood Center and managed stores in Tucson for Bose and Hollister.

Kristen is an avid reader, enjoys playing her piano and guitar and loves spending time with her husband and daughter.

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Shari Colson

Business Development Director
Shari Colson has joined the staff of the Greater Oro Valley Chamber as its new business development director.
  In that role, Shari has taken responsibility for membership and events sales, and retention. Beyond that, she’s immediately taking care of Chamber customers.
  “Right away, Shari has brought energy, enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and a genuine desire to help people and businesses,” President / CEO Dave Perry said. “We’re fortunate to have her with us … and our members will agree!”
  Shari, a resident of Oro Valley, comes to the chamber from Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, where she spent 3 years promoting and raising money for school operations and support as well as PRCA’s major capital campaign.

The Executive Committee

Chair: Nancy Boyle, Splendido at Rancho Vistoso


Vice-Chair: Anne-Marie Braswell, Golder Ranch Fire District


Secretary/Clerk: Dinny Cosyns, NorthStar Strategies Inc.


Treasurer: Eric Renaud, Pima Federal Credit Union

Board Members

Veronica Apodaca, Northwest Healthcare


Ron Arenas, Picture Rocks Cooling, Heating and Plumbing


Jeff Artzi, OOROO Auto


Lisa Bayless, Long Realty


Lila Chapman, Sierra Tucson


Mark Davis, Canyon Community Bank


Tom Hebner, Roche Tissue Diagnostics


Paul Melcher, ex-officio, Town of Oro Valley


Robert Ramirez, Robert V. Ramirez CPA, PLLC


Otton Suarez, El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort


Jack Talmage, Oro Valley Country Club


Jeremy Thompson, Cox


Cindy Webb-Hanson, OneAZ Credit Union


If you’d like to contact a board member, call our office 520-297-2191, and we’ll put you in touch!



Priscilla Torres, Northwest Pet Clinic



Stephanie Chavez, Vantage West Credit Union



John Bohl, Nations Lending


Diana DeStefano, Washington Federal


Tammy Holley, Mary Kay


Nelly Holst, Healthy Living Happens Today


Lisa Hopper, Tucson Local Media


Jelensky Irons, AZ Department of Economic Security


Elsa Jacklitch, Hughes Federal Credit Union


Nancy Jones, Crossroads Coaching & Career Counseling


Sandra Reith, Licensed Independent Insurance Agent


Nancy Reveri, OneAZ Credit Union


Debra Steiner-Littlepage, Home Investments Unlimited


Sue Steinmann, Diversified Robotic

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