Help us Welcome Our 2019-20 Board of Directors
As the Chamber ends an astonishing fiscal year, we are excited to announce that several new individuals will be joining the Board of Directors starting their terms July 1, 2019.
“We are pleased to welcome five new members to the 2019-20 Board of Directors,” said Anne Gill, President and CEO. The newly-elected board members were announced at the Annual Luncheon on June 28th and include Jayashree Ganesan, Suzy Greenwood, Leanne Krush, Deborah Ostreicher, and Ex-Officio Stephen Alexander.
Jayashree Ganesan is the Chief Financial Officer at The Centers of Habilitation (TCH) and is responsible for managing and controlling the financial activities for TCH and its affiliated organizations. With over 15 years of experience in public accounting and industry, Jayashree is a member of the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is heavily involved with The Arizona Association of Providers for People with Disabilities (AAPPD) and is a member of the Tempe Leadership Class 34.
Suzy Greenwood is the Business Manager for Arizona Tax Advisors with over 30 years of experience in business and management. Suzy is passionate about helping small businesses succeed, and she launched PROJECT: BUSINESS in 2018, a platform she uses to inform and educate small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Suzy is an active member of the Tempe Chamber and is the incoming Chair of the Women in Business Council. Suzy has served on the Board of Directors for Spokane Central Business Association, acted as the Communications Director for Future Spokane, and as the Executive Director of the Rotary Club of Spokane 21. Suzy also guided activities of the Rotary Club and was a key leader in helping disperse donations through committees such as; Youth Service, Civic Affairs, and Veteran Affairs.
Leanne Krush is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Dignity Health- Arizona General Hospital, where she aims to “utilize my experience, resourcefulness, critical thinking skills and collaborative nature along with my technical skills to engage staff at all levels and drive strong financial results.” Leanne has 15 years of experience in the health care industry as a CFO and is passionate about preparing and executing policies, procedures and plans required for effective hospital operations.
As an Arizona State University alumna and member of The Healthcare Financial Management Association and Arizona Society of CPA’s, Leanne is dedicated to connecting with the community and its members.
Deborah Ostreicher is an Assistant Aviation Director at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. She has been an employee with Sky Harbor for over 20 years. Deborah’s role includes overseeing the Air Service Department, Government Relations, Technology, Media, Planning, Public Relations, and Customer Service areas.
Deborah serves on a variety of community and industry boards. She is a governor appointee to the Arizona Tourism Advisory Council; on the international Airports Council Air Service Development Committee; and is an Emeritus board member of New Pathways for Youth. She was recently recognized as one of Arizona’s Most Outstanding Women; one of Arizona’s Most Influential Women; won the highly-coveted Athena Award for excellence in business, mentoring and community outreach; and the National Child Labor Committee’s Lewis Hine award.
Stephen Alexander is an Electrical Engineer in the Customer Program Innovation department at Salt River Project (SRP) where he focuses on researching and testing distributed energy resources such as solar energy, battery, storage, and smart home technologies for customer benefit and power resources.
While pursuing his education, Stephen committed five years to serving with Engineers Without Borders focusing on creating programs in developing communities internationally to address basic human needs that included electricity, clean water, and housing. After relocating to Tempe, Arizona, Stephen continued his passion of volunteering in chairing Tempe Cares for three years before joining the Tempe Leadership Council.