by Marnie Uhl, President/CEO, Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce
Women from all areas of business have served on the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce board, and many rose to the top serving as President; now called Chairman/Chairwoman.
Thank you for your inspiration and dedication to our businesses and community.
Our Current Board Members:
Meredith has served on the board since 2019 and has been active on the Leadership, Education and Advocacy committee and is chair this year. She has tirelessly volunteered for Prescott Valley Days, Team Up to Clean Up and the Flying High Turkey Drive. Meredith is the Vice President, Northern Arizona Regional Manager for National Bank of Arizona. National Bank is a Chairman’s Circle member.
Diane was elected to the board in April 2021. She has a history of leadership having served as an active member of Prescott Association of Realtors and on the board as Property Manager Director. Diane’s chamber board service includes participating on the Community Engagement Committee, Prescott Valley Days, Valley of Lights, Team Up to Clean up and she regularly attends chamber ribbon cuttings and networking events. Diane is the owner/broker of Pierce Property Management.
Robyn joined the board of directors in 2021. She serves on the Membership Services committee and has been a volunteer with the Valley of Lights, the Pronghorn Golf tournament, the annual Banquet and Community Excellence awards night and she is a driving force behind membership recruitment and retention. Robyn is the co-owner of Pet Headquarters and in 2020 received the Prescott Valley Community Excellence Award for Business Leader of the Year.
Vice-Mayor Lori Hunt
Lori was appointed to serve as the Town of Prescott Valley’s council liaison in 2021 and as an ex-officio board member. Economic development is Lori’s passion and she immediately jumped in participating first on the Membership Services committee for 2021-2022 and on the Economic Development committee for 2022-2023. Lori volunteers at chamber events. She has served on the Prescott Valley Town Council since 2019 and is also a member of the Humboldt Education Foundation and a partner at Heights Church.
Other great women who have served:
Marilyn Rabideau — President 1997-1998 Jean Knight — President 2000-2001
Patti Venuti — President 2002-2003
Kit Atwell — President 2003-2004
Jane Fielding — President 2004-2005
Irene Evens — Chairwoman 2012-2013
Jeri Ann Kooiman — Chairwoman 2013-2014
Donna Laxson — Chairwoman 2016-2017
Erin Vredeveld — Chairwoman 2017-2018
Other outstanding women board members from the past include: Betty Robinson, Executive Director of CASA Senior Center; Annette Gonzales, Safeway Stores; and Jody Pariseau, Norm’s Lock and Safe.