Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) President and CEO Chris Camacho, will join nearly a dozen national leaders on the newly formed Economic Innovation Group Policy Council.

“It is an incredible honor to be named to the Economic Innovation Group Policy Council,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The members of the Council are some of the sharpest minds in the country, with incredible backgrounds that will lend to critical thinking around apolitical policies that foster innovative growth in our country. I greatly look forward to working with EIG and the Council on these important issues.”

Launched in March 2015, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is a national advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to advocate for innovative solutions that advance the role of entrepreneurs and investors in building a dynamic U.S. economy.

“We are proud to add the insight and expertise of these leaders to EIG as we work toward bold solutions that unlock capital for the creation of new businesses and jobs,” said Steve Glickman, co-founder and executive director for the Economic Innovation Group.

“This exceptional and diverse group will help us advance policy solutions that are both innovative and pragmatic to empower entrepreneurs and aid communities left behind in today’s economy,” said John Lettieri, co-founder and senior director for policy and strategy for EIG.

Other members of the Council include: Sarah Chamberlain, president of the republican main street partnership; Debbie Cox Bultan, executive director of NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders); John Dearie, acting CEO of the Financial Services Forum; Adrian Fenty, former Mayor of Washington D.C., special advisor to Andreessen Horowitz, and business development manager at Perkins Coie; John Fernandez, former head of the U.S. Economic Development Administration and former Mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, and U.S. Chief Innovation Officer at Dentons; Donna Harris, co-founder of 1776, Founding Member of K Street Capital and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Georgetown University; Ian Hathaway, manager of frontier economics, adjunct professor at New York University and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Jimmy Kemp, President of the Jack Kemp Foundation; Ron Klain, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Revolution; and Andrew Yang, Founder and CEO of Venture for America.