Global ChamberĀ® Forms a Global Board of Advisors and Names Mel Sanderson, Chairperson

Melissa Sanderson Has Worked 20 Years as a Diplomat and Is Both Deeply Connected and Well Respected Worldwide

Published Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Global Chamber® is proud to announce that Melissa (Mel) Sanderson has accepted our invitation to be Chairperson, Global Chamber®, Global Board of Advisors. Mel has been a speaker at Global Chamber® multiple times and has been a supporter from Day One.

This is a newly established role to lead a newly forming group of global leaders who will be distributed across the globe representing 525 metro regions. Mel will work with management and members of Global Chamber® with the primary goal of continued global expansion.

Mel is a global business leader, from her 20 years in the foreign service, to her current role as founder and President of Mel Sanderson Consulting, and previously as VP of International for global mining firm Freeport McMoRan. Additionally her extensive community leadership roles have included Chair of a District Export Council, Advisor at U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and Chair of Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations. She has been named Global Champion by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Athena Award Recipient and Global Business Executive of the Year.

“With the recent rapid growth of Global Chamber®, we recognize the need to accelerate development of our management structures, and so we announce the first chairperson of our global advisory board, one of the most impressive global leaders that I know,” said Global Chamber® founder/CEO Doug Bruhnke. “I’ve had the privilege of knowing and working with Mel Sanderson for nearly 10 years, and I can’t think of anyone better to lead our distinguished group of global business leaders, with her experience, expertise and leadership.” 

Amidst the tragedies and challenges of a world wrestling with a pandemic, Global Chamber® has found a way to keep growing because our global, virtual services enable growing companies to connect with new clients, partners, resources and opportunities virtually. What used to take multiple trips, visits and dinners can now be done on a zoom, whatsapp or skype call because trusted, warm connections reduce ‘get to know you’ time and risk.

"I’ve been part of Global Chamber® as a member since its inception 5 years ago, and I am in full support of the vision to make doing business as easy across metros and borders as it is across the street,” said Mel Sanderson, President of Mel Sanderson Consulting and new Chairperson, Global Chamber® Global Board of Advisors. “I believe that economic and social good can be done when we trade, and I’m excited to accept the opportunity to further facilitate the global tribe and their success.”

If you are a member or prospective member interested to learn more about our global advisory board, please contact Mel or founder/CEO Doug Bruhnke to learn more. We encourage you all to join us to be global and UNSTOPPABLE.

Pictured: Global Tribe of the Year Award, from left Mel Sanderson, Hank Marshall and Susan Shultz.

About the Global Chamber®

Global Chamber® is a growing and collaborating community of CEOs, executives & leaders in 525 metro regions around the world, connecting members to new opportunities everywhere through education, training and warm introductions that reduce risk and create more growth and success. For more visit: Contact us +1(480) 595-5000,