Trendsetter to Know: Debbie Drotar of Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Name: Debbie Drotar

Twitter: @GPCDebbie


Title: Vice President of Strategic Engagement

Married/Single: Married

Kids: 1 son, 21yo; a Senior at ACU, Arizona Christian University, music major

City you live in: Cave Creek, AZ

A typical day in my life includes… serving business members across the region, a cup of coffee, a diet coke, lunch with my team, and enjoying my home life with my husband Eric and little bishi-poo Tater

I was born… in Michigan

My favorite thing about Arizona… is its natural beauty

My family… in addition to married/kids/bio info… my sister lives in Atlanta, GA and our family still lives in Michigan

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… my late grandparents

One thing I cannot live without… cheese, bread and wine

When I was younger, I wanted to be… a fashion designer

I’m inspired by… my mom

The one person who motivates me is… my husband

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… adding more kindness to the world

The perfect day would be… enjoying the cooler season in AZ with my family

My first job was… apparel retail sales

My favorite escape… viewing Lake Michigan from my mom’s back porch

My life… I’ve used up 7 of my “9 lives”

I’m currently working on… improving member engagement at the Greater Phoenix Chamber

Always… be empathetic

Never… think you are superior to others

Favorite Quote… kindness costs nothing

My Pet Peeve(s)… being late

Bio-on yourself/company: Debbie has nearly 30 years of experience and service with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in business development as well as member retention and engagement. She also works with various companies and business industries across the Valley to inform them of the multitude of services that the Chamber offers to help them grow and prosper. 

Community: Has mentored to dialysis and kidney transplant patients through Banner Good Samaritan Hospital’s transplant program.

Personal: Lived in Phoenix since 1993, native of Michigan. Husband, Eric, with one child, Brandon.

Interests: Following political and economic current events, as well as pop-culture, especially entertainment and music; spending time with family and friends, relaxing at home.

Education: Attended Delta College, Saginaw, Michigan.

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