Sara Troyer begins her new job as executive director of the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce on April 4. Photo by Kelsey Baggett

Known for her work with the Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, Sara Troyer has been hired as the executive director of the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce. She stated she was “honored and thrilled.”

“The Maricopa community has hugely invested in, supported, and challenged me to be a better person and leader,” Troyer said. “I look forward to working alongside the Board, community leaders and our wonderful business owners to grow and develop the Chamber into a thriving and valuable resource.”

The search to replace Marla Lewis lasted two months. The chamber organized a selection committee, which compiled a list of finalists.

Troyer is a graduate of Maricopa High School and was CEO of Maricopa DECA. She moved to Maricopa 12 years ago. She studied finance and accounting at Arizona State University for two years and is pursuing nonprofit management and public administration certificates at Southern New Hampshire University.

She is the marketing and programs development director at MCE. She specializes in small business and start-up brand creation, campaign design and event and project planning.

Troyer was elected to the chamber board in January and has now submitted her formal resignation from the board. She will start as executive director on April 4.

“We look forward to Sara’s leadership and to supporting her as she steps into this new role,” chamber President Suzie Miller said.