Assuming the Chairmanship of the Board

Mark Hayes Chief Marketing Office, Element Fleet Management Chair, Board of Directors, Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce


I am honored to assume the Chairmanship of the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2018.  I currently am Chief Marketing Officer of Element Fleet Management, (formerly GE Capital Fleet Services) the world’s leading commercial vehicles fleet leasing and services company.  2018 begins my 6th year on the Chamber Board.  I have seen the Board grow in terms of maturity and focus on serving its members in new and different ways since I began my tenure.  We plan to continue the progress this year.  I would like to thank outgoing Chairman Alan Wallner of W Creative for his leadership, energy and support of the Board and all members.  I look forward to his continued active participation on the Board this year.

The vision of the Chamber is “To ensure prosperity in our community by promoting commerce, and by enhancing our members’ business success through leadership, advocacy and growth opportunities.”  This will continue to inspire your Board and your President, Pat MulQueeny, as we engage you throughout 2018.

This year is the precursor to our 50th anniversary as a Chamber, and we have plans in the works to mark this celebration in a fitting manner!

Now a few questions to get the dialogue started.

How do you engage with the Chamber?  We’d like to know what tools and resources you are aware of and which ones you find most effective.  Here are three ways to stay connected with the Chamber and stay on top of all the programming and news to know.

  1. Bookmark our website to have resources at your fingertips:
  2. Link in with us on Linkedin.
  3. Follow us on Twitter. @EPChamber

What can the Chamber do for your business?  We want to know.  Please feel free to reach out to me, Pat, Alan or any one of our Board members to share your ideas and suggestions.

Lastly, thank you for all that you do to make this membership-based organization vital and energized.  I will close with this question.   How will you take advantage of the Eden Prairie Chamber programming this year to help your business growth?

Happy New Year!