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GPEC Selects New President & CEO
January 22, 2015

During this morning’s Board of Directors meeting, the board unanimously selected Chris Camacho as the organization’s fourth President and CEO.

"Chris is one of the leading economic development professionals in the country and unquestionably the best candidate for the position,"" said Don Smith, GPEC board chairman and CopperPoint Mutual president.

Over the course of his career, Camacho has earned regional and national recognition. This month, he was recognized by Consultant Connect as a Top 50 Economic Developer in North America. He has served as president of the Arizona Association for Economic Development, and was named Economic Developer of the Year by the organization in 2011. Both the Phoenix Business Journal in 2012 and Development Counsellors International in 2013 recognized him as one of the 40 under 40.

Read more here.

February 4, 2015
Community Building Consortium

GPEC’s Community Building Consortium (CBC) meets the first Wednesday of every month from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the GPEC office. These meetings are reserved for CBC members only. Contact: Thomas Maynard, 

February 26, 2015
Ambassador Event: Asset Tour- Air Products and Chemicals Plant

8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Air Products and Chemicals Chandler Facility. 275 S. Price Road, Chandler, AZ 85224. For questions, reach out to Thomas Maynard at or 602-262-8625


The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is one of the country’s premier economic development councils. Our goal is to promote Greater Phoenix economic development and create jobs that will shape the region’s future. There has never been a better time to do business in Greater Phoenix.