The Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce is a 501c(6), with governing documents, run by the Chamber President and Board of Directors.
The Chamber is honored to have a wide variety of individuals serving on the Board of Directors, which reflects the diversity of our business community. From sole proprietors to Grand Prairie's largest employer, Lockheed Martin, with more than 4,000 employees - this Board of Directors has the pulse and perspective of this growing community. We also are honored to have ex-officio members representing State Representatives and County Commissioners who join us monthly.
Twelve seats on the Board are nominated and elected by the Board; 6 are appointed by the incoming Chairman of the Board. The honor of being on the Board comes with certain obligations, including attendance at monthly board meetings, financial investments to annual events, serving as ambassadors of the Chamber at special events, assisting with outreach and member retention, as well as member recruitment.
Sustaining Members, those who invest $2500 or more, above their membership investment, earn a seat on our Board of Directors. To learn more about Sustaining Memberships, visit our Sustaining Membership page or contact Michelle Madden at Michelle@GrandPrairieChamber.org.
Asia Times Square, *Matthew Loh
Baylor Scott & White Irving, Penny Thesing
Bon Air Service Company, *Martin Caballero
Compass Self Storage, DeNorma Patterson
FastSigns Hwy 67 & Camp Wisdom, Dustin Eshelbrenner
Frost Bank, Stacie Grudecki
GPISD, Susanna Ramirez
GPISD CTE, Aniska Douglas
Grand Prairie Funeral Home
Harmony Science Academy GP, Angela Knapp
Harmony School of Innovation
Medical City Arlington, Matthew Staheli
Oncor Electric Delivery
Republic National Distribution, Dave Shasteen
Stripe-A-Zone, David Sargent, Sr.
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Vicky Popplewell
Traders Village, AJ Solis
Texas Trust Credit Union Theater, Jeff Kehr
1-Year Board Appointments (Ending December 31, 2023)
2-Year Term Board Members (Ending December 31, 2023)
2-Year Term Board Members (Ending December 31, 2024)
Honorable Ex-Officio Members
Jacob Bywaters, Texas State Senator Kelly Hancock
Vanna Ngo, Texas State Representative Chris Turner
Texas State Representative Jessica Gonzalez
Blanca Torres, Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia
Tarrant County Commissioner Alisa Simmons
Gerald Hodges, City of Grand Prairie
Legislative Chair, *Bill Moser, Leaning Sign Liquor
Workforce Chair, Susanna Ramirez, GPISD
Diversity & Inclusion Chair, Gerald Hodges, City of Grand Prairie
Member Engagement, Sara Dedeluk, City of Grand Prairie Tourism
*Indicates Past Chair of the Board