PUEBLO, October 7, 2021-The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce announced today that Duane Nava has been hired as the new President/Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Pueblo Chamber. An experienced leader, Duane will succeed Phyllis Samora, Senior Vice President, who has been serving as the interim President/CEO after the passing of long time Greater Pueblo Chamber leader, Rod Slyhoff.
Duane comes to the Chamber having served on the Greater Chamber Board of Directors for the past 3 years and has been very active in the Chamber. Duane’s leadership positions started at a very young age in the business world and served in an executive leadership position in public education for 16 years. Duane recently served as the Director of Support Services at Health Solutions and hopes to bring the amazing intentional culture around human kindness to the Greater Pueblo Chamber and its membership.
“We had a great list of qualified candidates, all of which would have done a great job for the Chamber. The board overwhelmingly chose Duane as the Chamber’s next leader”, said Louis Nazario, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“Duane has a track record of exceptional leadership and we are excited about the impact that he will have on Pueblo and our business community. He understands the challenges in this city and has the passion to help move Pueblo forward”, said Nazario.
“I am excited about the opportunity to lead an amazing organization. The current leadership team at the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, with Phyllis and Donielle Kitzman is amazing. As a team, the leadership and staff at the Chamber will continue to do great things for this community”, said Nava.
The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer-driven organization that improves and promotes an atmosphere that enables Pueblo to grow and prosper. The Chamber works to accomplish its purpose by serving as the voice of the Pueblo Business community and representing its members in governmental affairs at local, state, and federal levels.
The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce also works to help members be more profitable by offering a variety of programs to meet members concerns and needs. Joining the Greater Pueblo Chamber is really an investment into business’ future with a return of continued growth and prosperity for Pueblo County.