Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Longtime VP Quinlan leaves Arizona Chamber

The Business Journal of Phoenix – Monday, January 15, 2007
by Mike Sunnucks
The Business Journal

Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry Vice President Farrell Quinlan is stepping down from that post.

Quinlan has been with the state chamber of commerce for 10 years and has been a leading spokesman for the business community at the state Capitol.

Quinlan is not disclosing his next career move. His last day was Jan. 15.

The state chamber is a leading statewide business advocate. It has undergone some leadership and staff changes recently with former Arizona Republican Party Director Glenn Hamer taking over for Jim Apperson late last year.

Apperson, a Democrat, went to work as a senior budget adviser to Gov. Janet Napolitano. Hamer's hiring at the state chamber sparked a spat between the business group and the Democratic governor's office.

The chamber has lobbied for tax cuts, unemployment insurance reforms and immigration reforms in recent years.

Hamer applauded Quinlan's work with the chamber including media relations, advocacy and event management. He said a replacement has not yet been named.

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