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Cheryl L. Lombard, President/CEO

Cheryl Lombard is the President and CEO of Valley Partnership, a trade association advocating for responsible development, in Phoenix, Arizona-metro area. Since joining Valley Partnership in 2015, she has received recognition as one of Arizona Real Estate Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Executive Magazine’s Women in Power.  She also represents the real estate development industry as a member of the Arizona Steering Committee for the Lower Basin Water Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) and Governor Ducey’s Water Augmentation Council.


Previously, Cheryl was the Government Relations Director for The Nature Conservancy in Arizona. There she led many federal, state, and local policy changes and received recognition including the Arizona Capitol Times Public Policy Leader of Year for the Environment in 2010.  While with the Conservancy she also served as the Co-Chair of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Transition Committee on State Lands and as a Member of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s Transition Team. 


Before moving to Arizona, she was a senior associate attorney with the political and election law firm of Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk in California. Prior to practicing law, Cheryl was the Director of Public Affairs with Davies Communications in Santa Barbara, California where she headed the Land Use/Real Estate Group.


In addition, Cheryl also served on the staff for Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (CA) and Congressman Cliff Stearns (FL) in both his District and Washington, DC offices.  She holds a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge, and a Bachelor’s degree from the American University in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the State Bar of California and served as both a Governor Brewer and Napolitano appointee to the Arizona Governor’s Regulatory Review Council from 2008 to 2014. 





Carrie Martin, Vice President, Events and Membership


Carrie Martin joined Valley Partnership as the Vice President of Membership & Events in 2016. Prior to Valley Partnership, Carrie worked for the Urban Land Institute in Arizona as a Manager. Her responsibilities included planning timely events to help educate the development community and membership engagement and recruitment. 


In addition, Carrie worked at DMB Realty as a Marketing Manager where she helped plan and execute a marketing strategy for luxury communities.  Projects included Tehama in Carmel, California and Marabou in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Prior to DMB Realty, Carrie worked at SunCor Development Company for 10 years where she helped develop the marketing strategy for 7 master-planned communities. 

Carrie attended the University of Arizona. She enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, volunteering and spending time with her four boys.


Valley Partnership's office is located at:
11801 North Tatum Blvd., Suite 224, Phoenix Arizona 85028

For more information, please contact us at 602.266.7844 or


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