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Glenn Hamer

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chief Executive Officer and President

Mr. Glenn Hamer serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Hamer has successfully managed several organizations that encompassed large budgets, high scrutiny, and strong grassroots networks. As Director of Business Development and Government Relations for First Solar, Executive Director of the Solar Energy Industries Association, Chief of Staff to then-Congressman Matt Salmon and Executive Director of the Arizona Republican Party, he has always focused on achieving strategic goals that advanced organizations several levels. He spent six years working on Capitol Hill, in both the House and Senate. He first worked as a legislative assistant for Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona. While on Capitol Hill, he worked on many important issues including identity theft, efforts to fight violent crime and methamphetamine abuse, and intellectual property issues. When he was the Director of Government Relations for First Solar, he earned a prestigious appointment to the Western Governors Association's 30 GW Clean and Diversified Energy Advisory Committee and chaired the Solar Task Force. He serves as a Director of Arizona Small Business Association. He served on Governor Janet Napolitano's Solar Energy Task Force. He also volunteers on the board of Arizona State University's Hillel. He is a Graduate of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Arizona State University's College of Law.