Board of Directors

The Metro Phoenix Export Alliance Advisory Board of Directors provide strategic organizational leadership to establish MPEXA as the foremost export resource organization in the region and position Greater Phoenix as a global-ready market.   Business and community leaders work collaboratively to create quality jobs, greater prosperity and regional economic stability.

Executive Committee


JP Morgan Chase

Vice Chairman

Chris Camacho
President & Chief Executive Officer
Greater Phoenix Economic Council


Jeanine Jerkovic
Economic Development Director
City of Surprise


Mark Roberts
VP, Specialty Banking
Alliance Bank of Arizona


James Ahlers
General Counsel
Molera Alvarez

Stephane Frijia
Sr. VP International
Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Fernando Jimenez
International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Services

Hank Marshall
Economic Development Executive Officer
City of Phoenix

Kevin O’Shea
Vice President International
Arizona Commerce Authority




Full Advisory Board

Robert Blaney
District Director
U.S. Small Business Administration

Doug Bruhnke
Chief Executive Officer
Global Chamber

Brad Christensen
Marketing Director, Mountain States

Carol Colombo
Managing Member
Fedelta Partners

Gonzalo de la Melena
President & Chief Executive Officer
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerc

Michael Patterson
Polsinelli PC

Glenn Hamer
President & Chief Executive Officer
Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Paul Hickman
President & Chief Executive Officer
Arizona Bankers Association

Marianne Hughes
Export Finance Manager
Export-Import Bank

Wendy Jameson
Founder & CEO

Gunnar Light
Vice Chairmen
Arizona District Export Council

Jack Lunsford
President & Chief Executive Officer
Arizona Small Business Association

Ligia McLean
Regional Administrator

Alfredo Molina
Corps of Arizona Chairman

Lora Mwaniki-Lyman
Sr. Research Professional
ASU W.P. Carey School of Business

Todd Sanders
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO

Dennis Smith
Executive Director
Maricopa Association of Governments

Sandra Watson
President & Chief Executive Officer
Arizona Commerce Authority

Ray Zuckerman
Chief Executive Officer
ServerLIFT Corporation

Steve Zylstra
President & Chief Executive Officer
Arizona Tech Council