Meet our new Board Members


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The Tempe Chamber of Commerce begins the new fiscal year by welcoming new board members to the chamber’s board of directors.


“We are pleased to welcome seven new members to the 2018-19 Board of Directors,” said Anne Gill, President and CEO. The newly-elected board members were announced at the Annual Luncheon on June 29 and include Raveen Arora (The Dhaba), Kate Borders (Downtown Tempe Authority), Mark Holthaus (Edward Jones), Clark Landrum (Waste Management), Brian McCartin (Tempe Tourism Office), Kyle McIntosh (MAC6), and Joseph Theiss (CenturyLink).


The following is a brief look at the new chamber board members:


Raveen Arora, Restaurateur of The Dhaba restaurant and marketplace

For Arora, being an entrepreneur comes second to being a humanitarian. He opened the Dhaba in 2003, and since then the restaurant has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in water bottles, meals, and clothes to the restaurant’s neighbors and surrounding community. Arora earned his professional degree from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.


Kate Borders, President of Downtown Tempe Authority

Before leading the DTA, Borders served as the executive director for district improvement organizations in Fresno, Calif., Milwaukee, Wis., and Peoria, Ill. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from The University of Arizona and a Master’s Degree in non-profit Arts Management from Columbia College in Downtown Chicago. 


Mark Holthaus, Senior Leader at Edward Jones in Tempe

Since joining Edward Jones in 2007, Holthaus has led various areas within the Operations division, with current responsibility for Annuity Operations. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and an MBA from Benedictine University.


Clark Landrum, Public Sector Solutions with Waste Management

Landrum has worked in the Waste and Recycling industry for over 18 years. In Senior Management positions, he has seen many changes to the Industry. Currently, he is the liaison between Waste Management and the Cities and Towns of Arizona. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Indiana.


Brian McCartin, President & CEO of the Tempe Tourism Office Tempe

McCartin is a travel industry professional with decades of experience, expertise and proven results in the areas of destination sales, marketing and hospitality team leadership. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Brian earned a degree in Hotel and Food Service Management from the W. A. Franke College of Business. 


Kyle McIntosh, President and Creative Excitant of MAC6

Using his degree in marketing and a background in various for profit and not for profit companies, McIntosh co-founded MAC6 in 2011. He is also an EOS Implementer™ and uses this tool to strengthen leadership teams of entrepreneurial businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.


Joseph Theiss, Director of Operations at CenturyLink

Theiss is responsible for 950 employees managing CenturyLink’s high-speed internet, television, voice and data networks for residential and business customers. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and he served in the US Army for four years.