Amber Smith has assumed her duties as president and CEO of The Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors.
Smith was previously the CEO of the Metropolitan Pima Alliance, an association that encourages a prosperous community by promoting collaborative real estate development policies, building partnerships, and finding common ground.
Smith’s appointment was supported by outgoing President and CEO Mike Varney, who is retiring after nearly seven years, as well as the 2017-18 Chairman of Tucson Electric Power, Larry Lucero.
“I am excited to build on Mike Varney’s strong foundation and team with the Tucson Metro Chamber’s stellar staff," smith said. "The chamber will continue advocating for the region’s businesses of all sizes while advancing workforce development, talent attraction and the infrastructure needs of our community.”