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GPEC Board of Directors named for 2015-2016

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) announces eight new members to join the Board of Directors for the 2016 fiscal year. The new members were approved by the full Board of Director’s at this morning’s Annual Meeting. The GPEC Board is led by Chairman Don Smith, President and CEO of CopperPoint Mutual, with Chris Zaharis,… Read More →

GPEC names Chris Camacho new CEO


The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Board of Directors unanimously selected Chris Camacho as the organization’s fourth president and CEO during a special meeting today. Camacho has served as executive vice president of GPEC since joining the organization in 2008. He oversaw the organization’s top line performance measures, including domestic and international business development and… Read More →

CopperPoint loans $3M to Maryvale school


Maryvale Preparatory Academy, part of the Great Hearts Academies network of high-performing charter schools serving the Phoenix metropolitan area, was recently approved for a community investment loan for up to $3 million from CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company. The CopperPoint loan enables Maryvale Prep to carry out its plans to build a permanent and sizable campus… Read More →

GPEC announces Board of Directors for FY 2014


The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) today announced the appointment of its Board of Directors for the 2014 fiscal year, as approved by the Executive Committee. Alliance Bank of Arizona CEO James Lundy will continue to lead the Board of Directors as chairman. “As the economy continues to improve, GPEC’s team of results-driven board directors… Read More →

GPEC helps region build solid foundation amidst economic downturn

SRP Study Reveals How Businesses Reacted, Adapted To Economy
by in Business News | Economy

The economic downturn rattled almost every industry in Arizona at its foundation. “The recession served as a necessary wake-up call for both the Valley and the entire state,” says Andy Warren, CEO of Maracay Home and Greater Phoenix Economic Council board member. “In the years leading up to the recession, many people in Arizona had… Read More →