On today’s Tucson Means Business, hosted by Mark Bishop
Tucson Metro Chamber
Amber has spent her entire career in government relations with your first exposure to government relations working for Senator John McCain in the late 90s.
Following graduate school at the UA, she worked for Racy Associates, a local lobbying firm largely representing land developers and home builders on entitlement and rezoning issues.
Leaving the firm when the recession hit, Amber began working for metropolitan Pima alliance first as government relations director and then as executive director eventually promoted to CEO after growing the organization 30%.
MPA is a real estate and land use membership-based organization that focuses on public policy issues in that industry and uses collaboration to resolve those issues.
Executive Coach and Business Consultant
Mitch has worked as an Executive Coach, Business Consultant, Keynote Speaker and Facilitator for the past twenty years; doing so in a full-time practice since 2016.
He leverages the award-winning successes of turning-around and substantially growing four diverse Private-Equity portfolio businesses as CEO (in New York, Texas, and Arizona) over fifteen years; and previously for seventeen years as a Senior Executive in strategy, business development, operations, finance, mergers and acquisitions, consulting, and finance at several of the world’s largest global companies – including Kraft, Newell-Rubbermaid, Novartis, and KPMG.
He has conducted business in over three dozen countries.
He is and has been, an active Board Member of numerous public, private, and not-for-profit organizations – including the Tucson Metro Chamber.
He also teaches the Strategic Leadership course at the University of Arizona.
A partial list of recent awards includes:
In 2016 winning the “Innovation in the Workplace” Award from the Society of Human Resource Management.
Finalist for the Copper Cactus “Business Leader of the Year” Award in 2016 and 2015.
In 2014 winning the Copper Cactus Award for the “Best Place to work in Southern Arizona”.
Humberto Stevens and Dominique Villela
For the most updated information about Shot Ventures partners and news, please refer to LinkedIn profiles:
Dominique Villela: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominiquevillela/
Humberto N. Stevens: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hnstevens/
Trent Lapinski: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trentlapinski/