Chandler downtown unit to hire new executive as part of building a more ‘dynamic’ destination

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Officials of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership have announced the departure of Executive Director Beth Fiorenza, effective Dec. 29.

Fiorenza took over the job in March 2016 after serving as public relations and special events manager for the previous 16 months.

Prior to that she was chief operating officer at Experience Matters, a service organization for adults over 50.

Previously she was executive director for nine years at Tempe Community Action Agency. She also spent six years as a management assistant at Tempe Community Council.

She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Arizona State University. She received the Executive Director of the Year award from the Organization of Non-profit
Executives.

Peter Sciacca, president of the board of DCCP, issued the following statement:
“On behalf of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, I am writing to let you know that our DCCP Executive Director, Beth Fiorenza, is no longer with the organization. The DCCP Board of Directors will be hiring a qualified interim Executive Director while searching for a permanent replacement. We anticipate the interim Executive Director will begin in early January, and hope to finalize the search process within three months. We will keep you updated as we move through the process.”

He added that the jobs of DCCP staff members Tracy Doren, Tanya Vaz and Tom Marsh remain unchanged.

Asked for details about Fiorenza’s departure, Sciacca said in an email:
“While personnel issues are strictly confidential, the board will take this opportunity to embrace the charge of making our downtown more dynamic, amazing, and
attractive. Part of the charge is finding and hiring the leadership to get us there while keeping us uniquely “hip & historic” amidst other vibrant valley downtowns.”

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