President & CEO

Joe Erceg  – e-mail:


Green Valley/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Selects New President/CEO

Green Valley, Arizona 85622, March 31, 2017:  The Green Valley/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce  & Visitor Center (GVSCC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of a new President/CEO, Joseph Michael Erceg.  Joe brings a strong Sales, Marketing and Business Development background to the position.

Joe has been a Tucson-area resident since 1981.  Following work as Gates Learjet Corporation’s avionics buyer, he pursued a nine-year advertising agency career including a partnership in Erceg, Sitton & Bratt Advertising, managing accounts including Pascua Yacqui Indian Bingo (now Casino Del Sol Resort), Sun Tran and Mid-Valley Athletic Club.  Joe became a Senior Account Manager for Journal Broadcast Group/Tucson Operations, where he earned the Diamond Award 1997-2007 and was the President’s Award winner seven times as Journal’s top-revenue producer in the U.S. among 39 radio stations.  He was the Director of Business Development & Community Affairs for Arrowhead Advertising where he coordinated community relations for the Jim Click Automotive Team and secured/managed new agency accounts including Sunrise Park Resort and eegee’s.  Joe recently served as Southern Arizona Director for the Arizona Small Business Association and has an excellent understanding of the needs and challenges that small business owners face on a daily basis.

Joe is a Flinn-Brown Fellow, a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and has served on a number of boards including the Grand Canyon State Games, Tucson Ronald McDonald House, Southern Arizona Sports Development Corporation, Tucson Media Fellowship, Tucson Fiesta Bowl Committee, Pima County Sports Authority, NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Advisory Board and the Oro Valley Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.  He is a member of Casas Church, the father of three amazing young adults, and arrives at GVSCC with a strong commitment to creating new dynamic partnerships that will generate positive, sustainable change.

Bookkeeper/Office Manager

Mary Ann Simonds  –  e-mail:

Mary Ann Simonds, the Chamber’s Bookkeeper/Office manager, joined our staff in 2014.  With an extensive background in both bookkeeping and office management, Mary Ann moved to the area in 1997  to join her family who have been long time residents.  Mary Ann is an important member of the Chamber team and  keeps the office running.


Cathy Chrismer-Graf  – e-mail:

Cathy Chrismer-Graf, the newest member of our team, is here to help with our communication needs.  A resident of Green Valley since 1984, she will  maintain our website, publish the weekly e-newletter and keep our members current to chamber and community activities.