The Glendale Chamber of Commerce has selected Dr. Jennifer Cruz, acting superintendent of the Pendergast District, for its board of directors.
The Glendale Chamber is one of the largest business organizations in the West Valley. Its primary focus is to promote a strong local economy.
As a board member, Cruz will help set policies, establish goals, provide adequate funding, and other duties to keep the local communities within Glendale thriving.
“We have been fortunate to have a wonderful partnership with the Glendale chamber,” Cruz said. “They truly understand the relationship between our schools, communities and educating our future workforce. The team has been supportive of our programs; participated in all aspects of the district; and been a strong advocate for the Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life conference. I look forward to serving and continuing this meaningful and productive relationship.”
Glendale Chamber President and CEO Robert Heidt called Cruz a “tremendous asset.”
“The students of today are our future workforce, and having Dr. Cruz at the table with business and community leaders will ensure the voice of education is heard,” Heidt said. “There are many synergies between the business community and education, and together we will continue to build on the importance of education.”
In addition to the Glendale Chamber, Cruz also is a member of the city of Phoenix Youth and Education Commission and an alumnus of Leadership West, as well as serving with other community-based organizations.