Interim Executive Director
Tucson Young Professionals
SOCIAL MEDIA: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zyentzer/
Zach Yentzer has been intentional to serve the community at the intersection of a neighborhood, business, and community development. He is the Interim Executive Director of Tucson Young Professionals, an organization that works to retain, promote, and attract Young Professionals. He serves on the Downtown Neighborhoods and Residents Council, and on the Downtown Tucson Partnership Board, representing Menlo Park as the Neighborhood Association President. He co-chairs the Urban Housing Accessibility Taskforce for DTP. He is also the host of The Creative City Show on 1030 The Voice, a daily talk show that shares the stories and strategies of the people and ideas shaping Tucson’s future.
Vice President, Community Relations and Business Development
SOCIAL MEDIA: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsaymwelch/
Lindsay Welch is an experienced executive driven by persistent, almost unshakable optimism, with a history of superior results in revenue growth and business development. A self-proclaimed “social entrepreneur” and an agent of change with a passion for tackling problems confronting society, Lindsay’s expertise in problem solving and tactical planning attracts and secures long-standing business relationships while seeking sustainable, large-scale change through pattern-breaking ideas in what or how businesses and nonprofits do to address significant social problems. She offers a wide range of consulting services, all designed to help you and your organization reach your fullest potential. Whether you’re looking for a small tweak or complete overhaul, she has you covered. Her background as a School Administrator, the Former Executive Director of the American Heart and Stroke Association for Southern Arizona, The District Director of Junior Achievement, and the Director of Business Development for Tucson Tamale Company provides her with real-world experience and she couldn’t be happier to share it with you. Her motto, “Let’s get together and create success!”
Education: the University of Phoenix, Bachelor of Business Marketing, Minor in Education 2012
Community: Greater Tucson Leadership ’16; Current Vice President and member – Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leader’s Council; Two-time Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch Finalist Mentor; Executive Leadership Team Member 2016 Heart and Stroke Ball; Member of the National Association of Professional Women; Participant in the Arizona Town Hall 2016; Recognized as Tucson 40 Under 40 2017; Women of Influence 2018 Winner – Outstanding Entrepreneur
Candidate for Mayor of Tucson
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Randi-Dorman-for-Mayor-288995828455499/
Randi moved from Manhattan to Downtown Tucson in 2001 and she has been going full speed ever since, developing projects and organizations that have helped make Downtown what it is today.
After a successful career in advertising and global branding in NY, Randi shifted her focus to real estate development with the development of the Ice House Lofts in downtown Tucson.
Randi Dorman is passionate about Downtown Tucson and arts and culture in the community. She was President of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson for over 5 years and created a weekly email called “Randi’s Picks” that highlighted events in Tucson, with a focus on the arts and downtown. In addition, Randi did branding consulting with Bromberg Consulting and is proud to be the Chairwoman of the Downtown Tucson Partnership.
Randi’s favorite role is that of mom to Skye, who is already making her own way and having a positive impact on this community we love.
About Your Hosts
Tucson Metro Chamber
465 W. St. Mary’s Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Amber Smith, the president, and CEO of the Tucson Metro Chamber, Amber Smith leads the Tucson Metro Chamber in implementing the goals and visions of the Chamber’s Board of Directors to champion an environment where business thrives, and the Tucson community prospers. Focusing on growing business through workforce development, talent attraction, and public policy, the Tucson Metro Chamber helps make Tucson the ideal destination for business success.
Amber serves in several leadership positions including as President and a founding board member of the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance, a board member on the Pima Community College Foundation, Advisor on Startup Tucson and Board Member on Cradle to Career. Amber’s mission is to bring together the right groups to have a collective impact.
Amber graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from Eller College. Amber began her career working for Senator McCain where she became adept at retaining professionalism and decorum when discussing controversial matters. Government relations professional by trade, Amber skillfully navigates challenging policy matters while finding common ground. Collaborative by nature, she continues to build relationships between the public and private sector to achieve mutually beneficial goals.
A native Tucsonan, Michael Guymon’s twenty-two-year professional career has primarily centered on political strategy, business development and advocacy, and organizational management. As Vice President for the Tucson Metro Chamber, Michael is responsible for developing and implementing the Chamber’s local public policy and workforce development/attraction programs and initiatives.
Michael’s previous positions include Vice President of Regional Partnerships for Sun Corridor Inc.; Executive Director of Metropolitan Pima Alliance; Chief-of-Staff to Tucson City Council Member Fred Ronstadt; Asst. Vice President for Governmental Affairs for the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; and political consultant to The Bridges, a 360-acre mixed-use, infill development that will include Tech Parks Arizona, GEICO’s regional headquarters, housing, and a 111-acre commercial development. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona.
On a personal note, Michael’s passion is baseball and he was named the Official Scorer for the Tucson Padres AAA Baseball Club from 2011 – 2013. The team moved to El Paso in 2014.