Arizona Chamber Of Commerce & Industry Names New Ceo

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Thursday named an attorney who is a former deputy chief of staff to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey at its new president and CEO.

Danny Seiden will start his new job early this summer, the Chamber announced. He replaces Glenn Hamer, who left in February to lead the Texas Association of Business after serving as president and CEO of the state's largest business group for 14 years.

Seiden is currently working as a corporate counsel. He was Ducey's deputy chief of staff from 2014 through 2018. He's also worked in government and public affairs for Intel in Arizona and was an attorney at the Phoenix offices of the law firm Greenberg Traurig.

The Chamber is a major political player in the state, advocating for pro-business policies at the Capitol and working to draw new businesses here and support existing firms.

“This organization is at the forefront of every major policy issue impacting the business community and our state,” Seiden said in a statement released by the Chamber. “I am excited to join this effort and am grateful for the opportunity to serve.”