ABOUT

VISION


Encourages businesses by building relationships to create a vibrant vision of tomorrow and where people prosper.


MISSION


A Chamber that will lead, convene, advocate for business and enhance the quality of life within our Region.


We accomplish our mission by focusing in five areas:

  • Advocate for policies that promote business growth AND oppose policies that stifle growth.
  • Collaborate with businesses for programs and resources that capitalize on growth.
  • Support our region’s generation of business leaders and community stakeholders.
  • Advance our region by working with area partners to attract, develop and retain talent, and expand our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

HISTORY OF RIO RANCHO CHAMBER


The Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1980 with the help of community minded leaders that saw the potential for growth in a new developing community west of the Rio Grande.  The Chamber predates the founding of the City of Rio Rancho which was incorporated in 1981 with 10,131 residents.  As the area of Rio Rancho and Albuquerque’s Westside continued to grow there was a growing need to expand the Chamber within a region that also included Corrales, Bernalillo and Santa Ana Pueblo.  The RRRCC has continued to be a unified voice for the development of the area which has consistently been recognized as the fastest growing region of New Mexico.


 

STAFF

Jerry Schalow
President & CEO
jerry@rrrcc.org
505-999-1831

Paul Barabe
Vice President Member Services
pbarabe@rrrcc.org
505-999-1832

Susan Sheridan
Projects & Events Coordinator
ssheridan@rrrcc.org
505-999-1835

Jamie Gallardo
Member Consultant
jamie@rrrcc.org
505-573-95

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ms. Joanna Boothe
Agent
State Farm Insurance
Mr. Brian Brichford
2017 Chair Elect
VP, PPS US Enterprise Inside Sales
Hewlett-Packard
E-mail
Mr. Mike Chelius
2016 Treasurer
Tax Principal, REDW LLC
505-998-3495
E-mail
Ms. Lisa Contreras
2017 Immediate Past Chair
Audit Manager, PNM
Mr. David Cruz
Director, Rio Rancho
FRENCH Funerals-Cremations
Mr. Ron Eppes
Community Engagement Manager, SW US
Intel Corporation
Mr. Shawn Gale
Club Manager
Defined Fitness
Mr. Dennis Geshel
TLC Plumbing & Utility
Mr. Joe Herrera
Project Manager – Gas Operations
New Mexico Gas Company
Mr. Paul Howell
Owner, Turbo Threads
Mr. Kim Kemper
2017 Government/ Partners
Sr. Vice President
Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
Ms. Vel Marks
2017 Community/Leadership Sandoval County
Human Resources Director
Lovelace Westside Hospital
Mr. Andrew Melendrez
2017 Board Chairman
CEO, The Rio Rancho Sleep Center
Mr. Gordon Moore
President, Lectrosonics, Inc.
Leadership Sandoval County 1995 ~ Rio Rancho Capital Improvements Plan Citizens Advisory Committee 1995 – 2005 ~ B.S. Biology, New Mexico Tech 1975

Mr. Michael Patrick

Human Resources Generalist, PPS-A, Hewlett-Packard

Ms. Yvonne Pedersen-Chavez
Owner / Partner
Always Green NM, LLC
Mr. Romulo Saune
Attorney
Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A.
Mr. Michael Schlichte
2017 Membership/ Ambassadors
Owner/Broker
Absolute Real Estate
Ms. Jamie Silva Steele, RN, BSN, MBA
President & CEO
UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center
Mr. Andy Strebe
Service Director
Don Chalmers Ford
Ms. Susana Vasquez
2017 Business / Sales Enterprise Leaders
Owner, Pet Food Gone Wild
Ms. Angela Ward
Administrator, Director of Patient Care
Presbyterian Rust Medical Center

 

Rio Rancho Regional
Chamber of Commerce

4001 Southern Blvd. SE, Ste. B
Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2069
Voice: (505) 892-1533    Fax: (505) 892-6157
Email: RioChamber@rrrcc.org