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GPEC selects new President & CEO

Published: 01/22/2015
Updated: 03/07/2022

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.