Lea Marquez Peterson is the President/CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate chambers in Douglas, Ambos Nogales and Sierra Vista, Arizona.
Lea has been an entrepreneur in Arizona for many years and has served as the President/ CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber since 2009. The Tucson Hispanic Chamber serves the business community in the bilingual, bi-cultural region of the Arizona-Sonora border and was recognized as the Hispanic Chamber of the Year in 2013 by the U.S Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The chamber represents close to 1800 member businesses and in partnership with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the largest chambers in the State of Arizona.
She has been appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to co-chair the Arizona Zanjeros, a business leadership group formed to ensure the state continues to flourish economically by driving business growth and promoting Arizona’s extraordinary assets. In addition, she co-chaired Governor Doug Ducey’s Transition Team subcommittee on Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Trade in 2014. She serves on the Boards of the Arizona Finance Authority, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, University of Arizona Foundation, the National Latino Coalition, Visit Tucson, Tucson Business Alliance, Arizona Town Hall and the Pima County Workforce Investment Board. She is currently the Chairman of the Board for the St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson.