SATs

Like many Chambers of Commerce across the country, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce is in the business of promoting the business environment of its members. However, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce is also in the business of advocating on behalf of its investors, lobbying for regulatory and legislative changes that are beneficial to the growth and diversity of our region’s private sector. One vehicle for achieving these changes is through our Sector Advocacy Teams (SATs).

We advocate for our investors.

Participants in these SATs are drawn from Chamber staff and Board members along with members of allied organizations and trade associations, industry experts, and leaders within the government. Working sector by sector, SATs have become a primary means of highlighting issues that make their way into the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce’s comprehensive lobbying and agenda-shaping efforts in Santa Fe. Eight SATs met in November 2018 and April 2019 to explore specific challenges within their respective industries and make recommendations for public policy remedies.

The eight Sector Advocacy Teams and their respective chairs:

Financial Services

Chair: Robert Chavez

Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union

Construction, Contracting, and Real Estate Development

Chair: Tom Jenkins

CBRE

Healthcare and Senior Services

Chair: Amy Dimas

The Montebello on Academy

Technology and Innovation

Chair: Nimish Bhatt

Thornburg Investment Management

Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Distribution

Chair: Meg Meister

Modrall Sperling

Energy Development, Utilities and Telecommunications

Chair: Ryan Shell

New Mexico Gas Co.

Tourism, Leisure, and Hospitality

Chair: Dale Dekker

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Retail and Services

Chair: Chris Grimley

Lowe’s

Get Involved

Along with gaining satisfaction from knowing that their efforts are shaping business-friendly legislation and policies, SAT participants expand their industry networks, developing strong connections and even personal friendships. Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce investors are encouraged to participate in SATs as part of their membership. For more information about SATs and how to get involved, contact GACC at 505-764-3701 or email us at info@greaterabq.com.
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