Julie M. Pastrick is the President and CEO of the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, the largest rural Chamber in Arizona representing more than 1000 member businesses and organizations. The Chamber focuses on economic development, small business success, transportation, international trade, regulatory environment and young talent development. Advancing a strong business climate and vibrant economy by advocating for business and serving as a catalyst for community and economic development in the greater Flagstaff region is its mission.
Pastrick is a long time Flagstaff resident and is involved in numerous civic endeavors. She serves on many boards statewide, including Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Center for the Future of Arizona, Bioscience Steering Committee, the CTE Quality Skills Standards Commission, and recently was elected as Chairman of the Arizona Chamber Executives Board (ACE). She is also a board member of the national industry organization, American Chamber of Commerce Executives. Locally, she volunteers her leadership and insights withthe Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECONA) Executive Committee, Coconino Community College President’s Advisory Council, Northern Arizona Council of Governments – Economic Development Council, and the Governing Board for Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry and Technology (CAVIAT). She is a Flagstaff Medical Center certificate holder and former secretary of the Coconino County Workforce Investment Board, now the Workforce Investment Act Council.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker appointed Pastrick in December 2013 to serve a four-year term on the Arizona District Export Council. The District Export Council recognizes that there is significant growth potential in Arizona for small and medium size business growth through expanded markets globally.
Pastrick was appointed by former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to chair the Rural Business Development Advisory Council from 2012-2015 and also sat on the board of Arizona Commerce Authority in that capacity. She is a past Ford Foundation Regional Sustainable Development Fellow and participated in its exclusive year-long program which provided training, peer knowledge exchange and examination of working models to accelerate understanding of regional growth and sustainability issues including infrastructure, education, housing, land use and the environment.
Prior to assuming leadership of the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce in 2005, Pastrick was the chief development officer at KNAU Arizona Public Radio. She enjoys spending time with her family, cycling, cooking, and getting away to the beach. Pastrick graduated from Indiana University, the Flagstaff Leadership Program and the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management.