Name: Debbie Drotar
Title: Vice President of Strategic Engagement
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.