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Glenn Hamer

President and CEO

Glenn Hamer has been president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2006. He has overseen the organization’s development into one of the most respected pro-business public policy entities in the state, notching significant wins in tax policy, education, regulatory reform, healthcare and tort reform that have greatly enhanced Arizona’s economic competitiveness.

Glenn is a sought after advisor in public policy. He represents the Arizona Chamber on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Public Affairs Committee and was newly appointed chairman of its Committee of 100 and member of its Board of Directors in 2019. He is also a member of the board for Barrow Neurological Foundation, the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Arizona Mexico Commission, and serves as the vice chairman of the Arizona Charter Schools Association.

Glenn serves on the National Association of Manufacturers’ advisory committee on the modernization of USMCA, and is one of Arizona’s most vocal advocates for international trade and Arizona’s competitive standing in the global marketplace.

Recognitions Glenn has earned include the Arizona Mexico Commission’s Tony Certósimo Award, the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association’s Advocate of the Year, Phoenix Business Journal’s Most Admired Leader, and the state’s best powerbroker by the Arizona Capitol Times. The Capitol Times also named the Chamber as the state’s best trade association.

Glenn’s previous career stops include serving as chief of staff to Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon; executive director of the Arizona Republican Party during a winning U.S. Senate race; and as a legislative assistant to Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, where he worked on issues ranging from identity theft, to violent crime to intellectual property reforms. Glenn also served as the executive director of the Solar Energy Industries Association, and as director of business development and government relations for First Solar.

Glenn is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Arizona State University’s College of Law. He lives in Scottsdale with his wife and three daughters.

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