Jennifer Mellor currently serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for the Greater Phoenix Chamber. In this role, Jennifer oversees the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation, which supports community development through Wellness AtoZ and industry-led workforce development collaboratives. Jennifer works closely with the Foundation Board of Directors on key priorities and strategies. She is responsible for advancing the business objectives of the Foundation to develop a stronger talent pipeline for the Greater Phoenix region. Jennifer also oversees the Chamber’s economic development efforts, including a robust business retention and expansion program.
Prior to this role, Jennifer served as the Chamber’s Vice President of Program Development and Director of Finance. Prior to joining the Chamber, Jennifer worked as an analyst for Best Software and as a senior accountant for Casino Arizona. Jennifer has over 10 years of experience in accounting, more than 20 years of experience in business operations and is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of Arizona.
Jennifer holds an accounting degree from Arizona State University and obtained her MBA from the University of Phoenix. Jennifer is the Chair of the City of Phoenix’s Citizens Transportation Commission, serves on the Economic and Workforce Development Subcommittee for the Governor’s Arizona Cybersecurity Team (ACT) and is involved with several local non-profit organizations, including the Valley of the Sun United Way Women’s Leadership Council.
Jennifer currently resides in Phoenix, AZ with her husband John and three daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys international travel and outdoor activities including water skiing, hiking and running.