Tempe Chamber Names Volunteer of the Year

Tempe Chamber February 28, 2014

 The Tempe Chamber of Commerce today presented Dawn Hocking with the Volunteer of the Year Award at the 17th annual Breakfast for Chamber Champions held at the Embassy Suites Tempe.

“This award is given to someone who has gone above and beyond to help make the Tempe Chamber and its programs a success,” said Mary Ann Miller, Tempe Chamber President/CEO. “Dawn has consistently offered her time, energy, services and efforts to helping our members. She seeks out roles to fill and pitches in without being asked. We are thrilled to honor her with this recognition.”

Relentless, tireless and always jumping in to lend a hand without being asked, Hocking is an amazing individual and an asset to the Tempe Chamber and the community.

Professionally, Hocking is director of development at The Centers for Habilitation (TCH). She has been there for more than 20 years, which clearly shows the loyalty she has to deserving organizations.

A strong advocate for the Chamber, Hocking is engaged in many ways. She’s a graduate of the Tempe Leadership program and is currently the chair of the Women in Business Council. In this role, and in her years of service on the council, she has worked long hours to help ensure the success of its many programs, including the “Right Shoes for the Journey” Leadership Speaker Series, the Mentor Program and the Women in Business Conference, which will take place in May. She’s a role model for others, and in her work and personal life, people look to her for leadership and support.

Many times you’ll see her at our events helping at the registration table or setting out programs early in the morning. Through her ongoing dedication to our mission and goals, she has been a tremendous asset to our organization. We continue to be overwhelmed by her enthusiasm, work ethic and positive energy.


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