Desirae Noonan Awarded Tempe Chamber Volunteer of the Year

by Christopher Samuels

Desirae Noonan has been named the Tempe Chamber Volunteer of the Year and was honored at the Chamber’s Annual Luncheon on June 29.

Noonan, the branch manager of Express Employment Professionals in Tempe, was involved in another chamber of commerce in Illinois at another job before moving to Arizona. She had her office re-join the Tempe Chamber in October 2015, and soon became involved in Coffee Connection leads group and the Ambassador Committee, an outreach group of volunteers for the Chamber.

Noonan appreciated the welcoming attitude of Chamber members and wanted to reflect that by becoming an active participant herself.

“I have made more friends in the two years I have been a part of the Tempe Chamber than I did the four years I was in Illinois,” she said. “It is really hard as an adult to make friends in a new city and with a new job, but the Tempe businesses have made my transition easy. I enjoy the community environment and support that I receive as a Tempe Chamber member.”

Within the Chamber, Noonan continues to be a member of the Ambassador Committee and regularly attends ribbon cuttings welcoming new businesses. She is also a member of the Women in Business Council and was a protégé graduate in their Mentoring Program this year.

Natalie Cole, member coordinator for the Chamber and the facilitator of the Ambassador Committee, praised Noonan for her willingness and availability to support the Chamber and its mission.

“Desirae Noonan is an ideal Ambassador and volunteer,” Cole said. “She has been one of our most involved and essential supporters of the Chamber, especially in this past year.”

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