Joshua Bonner has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce (GCVCC) since it’s inception in 2016. Prior to the GCVCC’s formation, he served as CEO of one of the founding partner organizations, the Indio Chamber of Commerce, since 2014. He has also served prior terms as a chamber board member. Before transitioning to the nonprofit field, Joshua spent much of his career in advertising and marketing. He was privileged to work for several major corporations, including Time Warner Cable, Gannett, and MCI. Joshua has served on the Board of Directors for several local nonprofits, including the Desert Recreation Foundation and the Desert Advertising Federation. He is married with six children and resides in Indio with his family.
Katie Stice is celebrating her 11th year with local chambers of commerce, during which time she earned IOM & ACE through the US Chamber and Western Association of Chamber Executives. She helped to earn 5 Star Accreditation for her chamber two times over. Katie graduated Leadership Coachella Valley in 2001, was named Top 40 Under 40 by Palm Springs Life and in 2018 she was named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Women in the Coachella Valley. She is married and lives in Indio. Go Rajahs!
Rebecca Rizzo is a master communicator. She has lived in Coachella Valley for over 20 years. Rebecca has grown an intense passion for how and why the Coachella Valley works the way it does and is a proud graduate of Leadership Coachella Valley of 2009. Rebecca and her husband have 4 children.
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY TEAM
Patrick Swarthout has over 20 years of community and legislative affairs experience he brings to the GCVCC. He has done extensive work in the area of public utilities including the local Coachella Valley. Patrick has also been extensively involved in local chambers including previous terms as the Indio Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board. Under contract Patrick handles all Federal and State legislative advocacy for the chamber.
Anne Blalock has been working for small businesses in a tourism-driven city from an early age, starting in Avalon. Anne moved to La Quinta in 2007 and joined the La Quinta Chamber team at the front desk. Anne eventually moved to sales, a job she has been doing successfully for nearly 6 years.
Marianne Burton is well known in our valley as a champion for chambers and small business. Her career helping chambers grow successfully spans several valley cities. Marianne is originally from Germany, but she has made the Coachella Valley her home and is ready to help you network!
Kimberly Krause has been active in the Coachella Valley business community for many years, including service on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. Her service has helped local organizations like the Coachella Valley History Museum, Unforgettables Foundation Coachella Valley, and Xavier College Prep.
Debby Valdez handles sales for the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce. If you haven’t got a call from her yet, you will. She is married with two daughters, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She loves to read, swim, cross country ski and spend time with her family.
Enda Rodriguez has been in the chamber industry for 18 years. She is a graduate of Indio High School and Leadership Coachella Valley. In her spare time Enda enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Enda is married with three children and three dogs.
Guadalupe Fox started her working career in Washington D.C. as an English-Spanish Translator for an International Bank. She has worked as an Executive Secretary for the President of Santander Bank-Latin America, while studying and obtaining her investment securities license. She has lived in the Coachella Valley since 2014.
Arianne Harmon was born and raised in Indio and a proud alumni of Indio High School. She has spent her 25 year career working in the valley, with deep family and professional roots. She has worked in a variety of settings, from front line hospitality to office accounting. Family plays a big part of her life, she has 2 kids and 3 dogs and loves to go to Jazz concerts in her spare time.
Dawn Mason has been involved with the Chamber since April 2013, working at the Chamber as well as a private country club in the food and beverage department. Dawn is a resident of North Indio and a mother of three adult daughters who all attend college locally.
Monique understands the challenges facing small businesses, having assisted her husband in building his from the beginning. Her involvement in nonprofits, such as churches and Rotary, has given her a unique skill set in administration and has helped her gain a passion for the Coachella Valley. She is an Oregon native who currently lives in Desert Hot Springs and is married with four pets.