The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce has named Denise Hart as the Chamber’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.
“We are excited to add Denise Hart to our team and to our community,” said Steve Byfield, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce. Denise has been leading the way in challenging businesses; she is going to be a great fit for Apache Junction, bringing excitement and enthusiasm to our community that will serve us well.
Denise has extensive experience in marketing and community relations and collaborating with cities to develop vacant land. She served as Marketing Director for Nike, Inc. promoting events for NCAA Final Four basketball, professional beach volleyball and other sporting events. She was awarded as Tempe Business Woman of the Year in 2016 and was very involved in the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. Denise has experience in budgeting, staffing, employee management and working with volunteers, which will serve her well in her new CEO position.
Denise was a mentor for the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Women in Business and enjoyed serving on the Tempe Tourism Board of Directors (past chair and current treasurer) for over a decade. She is anxious to become just as involved and utilize her tourism and municipal relationship skills to aid small businesses in the Apache Junction community.
The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce has spent more than 50 years serving and advocating for businesses and has more than 440 members. The Chamber also hosts the Arizona Office of Tourism’s designated Visitor Center, in partnership with the city of Apache Junction, drawing more than 30,000 visitors annually and receiving thousands of phone calls from all parts of the globe.
Denise starts on April 29th and will hit the ground running to get up to speed with everything going on in the community. We hope you will stop by and welcome Denise to Apache Junction. We wish the best for her success.