Tempe Chamber
Joanne Stockdale (Photo courtesy of Tempe Chamber of Commerce)

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce hired Joanne Stockdale as its new business development director.

She will be responsible for the organization’s membership sector, overseeing its business support services and developing corporate partnerships.

Melody Johnson was the Chamber of Commerce’s former business development, and left the chamber to start her own business, Sweetest Season, a boutique bakery.

Stockdale is an experienced business development professional with excellent communication skills and a strategic approach to her work. She has managed and directed a variety of fundraising responsibilities including corporate sponsorships, individual giving, capital campaigns as well as volunteer management and recruitment of community and committee leaders.

“We are excited to welcome Joanne to our team,” said Anne Gill, president and CEO of the Tempe Chamber. “She has a great deal of experience and knowledge and will be a valuable asset as we grow our organization into a stronger advocate for the business community.”

Stockdale recently relocated to the East Valley from Michigan where she implemented successful strategies in her director positions at Recovery Allies of West Michigan, Haggai Institute, the American Heart Association and Biblica.