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Sun Corridor Inc. Names New Board Chair and Officers for FY 2020-2021

For Immediate Release

Laura Shaw
Sr. Vice President
(520) 609-5972 or

TUCSON, AZ, July 14, 2020 – Sun Corridor Inc. today announces the following new leadership positions for the Fiscal Year 20-21 beginning July 1:

Chair of the Board: Judy Rich, President & CEO, TMC HealthCare
Immediate Past Chair: David G. Hutchens, CEO, UNS Energy, COO, Fortis Inc.
Secretary/Treasurer: David Smallhouse, Managing Director, Miramar Ventures
President & CEO: Joe Snell

“It is a privilege to assume a leadership role in Sun Corridor Inc., with its 15-year history of success,” said Judy Rich. “This next year, we’ll be focused on a Recovery & Resiliency Plan post COVID-19. Our region has been recognized as one of the top 10 in the U.S. to recover from the pandemic, and we’ll capitalize on our region’s strengths to accelerate recovery.”

Outgoing Chair Dave Hutchens said: “I am honored to turn the reins over to a very capable and distinguished community leader, Judy Rich. Sun Corridor Inc. has had years of success improving our competitiveness and building our local economy, and I am confident Judy’s leadership will take us to the next level. While we will see challenges ahead with COVID-19, our Chairman’s Circle and Board of Directors are the right group of leaders to find new growth opportunities by representing Southern Arizona to the world stage of business decision makers.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Judy as Chair. We’re at a critical juncture where healthcare and the economy post COVID-19 are top concerns. Her perspective and leadership will be valuable,” said Joe Snell, president & CEO, Sun Corridor Inc. “Our work plan this year includes leading the regional plan to position Southern Arizona for economic success post pandemic, a more aggressive national marketing effort and maintaining a high level of interest in business attraction and expansion. Southern Arizona ranks high nationally as a top place to recover and we’ll leverage that position fully.”

Sun Corridor Inc.’s 19-member Chairman’s Circle serves as a key advisory group for business development strategy. The Board of Directors is comprised of 48 leaders from private, public, academia and nonprofit sectors to provide input and perspective on accelerating economic development.

In 2020, Sun Corridor Inc. celebrates its 15-year anniversary. Since 2005, the organization has worked with over 170 new and expanding companies in Southern Arizona, representing over 50,000 new jobs supported and a total economic impact of $29.5 billion. Latest news and announcements can be found here.



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