Kirkman, Snider, Wasowicz elected to Chamber board


The Maricopa Chamber of Commerce will begin the new year with a new board of directors.

Keith Kirkman, president and CEO of Orbitel Communications, Wells Fargo Bank branch manager Anthony Snider and Long Realty Alliance agent Bill Wasowicz were elected by their fellow members to serve on the board.

They replace board President Courtny Tyler (State Farm Insurance) and Treasurer Janice Pratt (Central Arizona College), whose terms expired. Wasowicz is an appointed member of the current board serving the remainder of the term of Darrick Johnson (Mail & Copy Plus), who resigned earlier in the year.

Eighty-three of the chamber’s 250 members (33%) voted in the election. Wasowicz was the leading vote getter with 51 (61%) followed by Snider’s 38 votes (46%) and Kirkman’s 35 (42%).

The newly elected board members will serve three-year terms and join returning board members Mark Molus (1st Impressions Ink), Vicki Pettes (The Communicator), Veronica Reeves (Wells Fargo), Jake Romero (Chase) and ex-offico member Danielle Casey (City of Maricopa).

I think that we’ll have a strong cooperative board with a lot of strong business people on it, said Terri Kingery, the chamber’s executive director. This will be a good board to bring us in the next phase of our growth in 2008.”

The board will elect its officers and appoint an alternate at its first meeting scheduled for Jan. 9.