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Meet Our Team



Your Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce Staff

Dave MourhessDave Mourhess, Interim Director
Past Chair 2013-2014

Revco Solar Energy
Katie SlimkoKatie Stice, IOM, ACE
James Brownyard James Brownyard
Government Affairs Liasion
Linda DavisLinda Davis
Administrative Assistant
Linda SmithLinda Smith
Administrative Assistant
Harriet WaltersHarriet Walters
Membership Executive
Tari MarekTari Marek
Bookkeeping - Finance
Marianne BurtonMarianne Burton
Membership Sales
and Advertising Executive
Alison ReganAlison Regan
Membership Sales
and Advertising Executive


Board of Directors

The Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month, unless designated with a change of meeting date, time and/or location. If you wish to attend or have a question or concern you feel needs board attention, please contact the VP Katie Stice at Katie@pdacc.org to request addition to the Agenda.




Executive Committee 2014-2015

Ray RodriguezRay Rodriguez
Past Chairman 2014-2015
Casuelas Cafe
Linda LongLinda Long
Chairwoman of the Board 2015-2016
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
Robin CalderMelanie Hinrichs 
Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Pattrick KleinPatrick Klein
Chair Elect
Gardens on El Paseo/El Paseo Village
Margaret Claggett Margaret Claggett


Board of Directors 2014-2015

Rob BallewRob Ballew 
Family YMCA of the Desert
Steve Bohm Steve Bohm
VIP Promotions / Precision Screen Printing
Ryan Brown Ryan Brown
Classic Party Rentals
Cindy BurresonCindy Burreson 
Classic Party Rentals
Jennifer CusackJennifer Cusack
Southern California Edison
Mike HardinMike Hardin
The Lock Shop
Christine Hunter
Christine Hunter 
Kiner Communications
Brandt Kuhn
Brandt Kuhn 
Integrated Wealth Management
Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson
Wilson Johnson Commercial RE
Deborah McGarrey
Deborah McGarrey 
The Gas Company
Cindy Pieper
Cindy Pieper
Vice Chair
Cindy Pieper State Farm Insurance
Naran Reitman
Naran Reitman 
Law Offices of Naran Reitman
Meegan Sullivan
Meegan Sullivan
Proper Solutions
Dominique Shawe
Dominique Shawe
Vice Chair
The Desert Sun
Van Tanner
Council Member Van Tanner
City of Palm Desert Liaison
Stacy Thetford
Stacy Thetford
Thetford Web Development


Ambassadors - Debbie Frazer - Mary Kay Cosmetics - President/Chair EMAIL DEBBIE

Debbie FrazerDebbie Frazer - President 14/15
Mary Kay Consultant
Betty BaxterBetty Baxter - Past President 13/14
Betty Baxter Coaching
Teri BonaTerri Bona
Family YMCA of the Desert
Joy DiffendalJoy Diffendal
Take Shape for Life
Dorcas GreeneDorcas Greene
Life Coach
Angela Henderson Angela Henderson
Bank of Southern California
Terry JonesTerry Jones
Palm Desert Vacation Properties
Don RaiselisDon Raiselis
HALO Branded Products
  Chris RomeroCris Romero - Lifetime Ambassador

Richard SangRichard Sang -
Grindhouse Home Theater
Jeane SnavelyJeane Snavely
Mortons of Chicago, Palm Desert
Bob SolomonBob Solomon
Desert Business Machines
Erin SullivanErin Sullivan - Mentor
Robert Half International

Who are the Ambassadors?

The Ambassadors act as public relations and membership retention assistants for the Chamber. They are a group of business leaders who generously give their time to act as official Palm Desert area Chamber of Commerce business boosters. They call on members throughout the year to remind them of the upcoming events, chamber meetings, and the work that the Chamber does to promote businesses and build a strong local economy. They act as official hosts of the Chamber at such functions as: mixers, networking events, membership inductions, and other events as called upon. They also place monthly phone calls to new members and distribute "toolkits" in order help them get a complete understanding of what the Chamber has to offer.

Feel free to ask any of the Ambassadors for assistance and guidance on getting the best return on membership investment through attending events, serving on committees and networking with other members. The Ambassadors are a team of enthusiastic members who believe in creating productive working relationships, encouraging member involvement, and acting as a catalyst in the Chamber's effort to produce a dynamic business climate within the Palm Desert Area. 

Ambassadors help in the following areas as well:

  • Welcome new members at the Chamber's Membership Induction
  • Invite and accompany new Chamber members to Chamber functions.
  • Contact first-year members to encourage participation in chamber events and meetings
  • Develop new memberships by referring business prospects to our Membership Sales Executives.