Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce hires new CEO

Mark Hiegel (Submitted photo)

Mark Hiegel (Submitted photo)

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce has hired a new president and chief executive officer.

Mark Hiegel, a longtime Scottsdale resident and business executive, takes the reins from Rick Kidder who left in June for a similar position in New England.

Most recently, Mr. Hiegel served as director of marketing and business development for Greenberg Traurig, an international law firm in Phoenix as well as national communications manager for Make-A-Wish, America. Previously, Mr. Hiegel was managing partner at R&R Partners, Arizona, an international marketing agency with an office in Phoenix and a partner at Lavidge Hiegel Communications, an advertising agency in Phoenix, according to a press release.

Mr. Hiegel also spent multiple years with PepsiCo, working throughout the United States, at its corporate headquarters in New York, and was On-Premise Managing Director responsible for 13 countries located in Singapore, the release stated .

Mr. Hiegel is an active and past member of more than 20 civic and philanthropic boards. He holds an MBA from Arizona State University.

“We are pleased to welcome Mark to lead the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce,” stated Bryce Lloyd, market president of FirstBank and chair of the board for the Chamber, in the release. “Mark’s marketing and business acumen will serve our members well.”

Established in 1947, the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission is “building a vibrant and prosperous community through business leadership,” according to the release. As part of its ongoing member advocacy, the Chamber leads various economic development initiatives, public policy discussions and educational activities.

“As a longtime Scottsdale resident, I am thrilled to join the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce,” stated Mr. Hiegel in the release. “Scottsdale is one of the most vibrant and revered cities in the U.S. and I’m proud to embrace the future with the Scottsdale Chamber.”

Most recently Mr. Hiegel served on the chamber board, the release stated, and whose community involvement has included the Scottsdale Charros and serving on the Board of Trustees for the Scottsdale Cultural Council.

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