New Faces at Tempe Chamber of Commerce

by Sukki Jahnke

Ariyanna Norman Hired as Marketing and Event Coordinator

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has hired Ariyanna Norman, an Arizona State graduate and event enthusiast, to serve as the Marketing and Event Coordinator. Norman will use online platforms and graphic design to promote the organization’s initiatives and assist with the creation and execution of events.

Norman graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2013. Since then, she has worked with several small businesses to establish and grow their online presence through creating content and managing websites and social media pages. 

Most recently, her career has segued into the event planning and coordinating field. She is eager for the opportunity to unite these two interests.

“We are very excited to welcome Ariyanna to the Tempe Chamber team. Her creative talent and diverse experience are a great addition to our marketing department,” said Anne Gill, Tempe Chamber president and CEO.

This will not be her first experience working with a reputable nonprofit. Norman enjoys volunteering with the Miss Arizona Organization and the Valley of the Sun affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which are two local 501(c) 3 organizations. 

Karen Meyer Hired as Tempe Chamber Business Development Director

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has hired Karen Meyer, a Tempe native and former business owner, to serve as the Business Development Director. Meyer will lead the Chamber’s effort to recruit new businesses into the organization and enhance our ability to serve the Tempe business community. A major focus area of Meyer’s will be to ensure that Chamber membership packages are relevant, unique and valuable to members.

“We are fortunate to be able excited to welcome Karen to our team,” said Anne Gill, Tempe Chamber president and CEO. “She has a great deal of experience working with membership organizations to successfully grow their membership and will be a valuable asset as we continue to expand our programs and services.”

Meyer spent the last nine years with Troon Golf, where she most recently she held the role of Director of Membership Development for Firerock Country Club. Meyer has been involved in chambers of commerce as a business owner, an ambassador and a board member. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University, is a fourth generation Arizonan and longtime resident of Tempe.

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