• Staff & Volunteers

  • Tanya Markos-Vanno, President
    Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce
    Currently pursuing Masters in Urban Planning
    Bachelor of Business Management, Wayne State University 2011.
    Affiliations include; Beta Gamma Sigma, National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Wayne State University and recent graduate of Leadership Oakland class of XXV.

    During Mrs. Vanno’s previous employment with Intelligent Office, she was responsible for new business development for both Michigan locations; Southfield and Troy. As the business developer, she managed and supported ongoing relationships with the business community and identified and developed new strategic partnerships with Metro Detroit entrepreneurs and small businesses.

    In 2009, Tanya was awarded 'volunteer of the year' from the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce. She had been an active volunteer with the Southfield Chamber since 2005, as Chair of the Ambassador Committee, and Board of Directors.

    Today Mrs. Vanno serves as Executive Director/President of the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce, since October 2011. Under Mrs. Vanno’s direction, the chamber has developed and implemented a 5-year strategic plan including, but not limited to; establishing brand equity, implementation of IT systems, developing volunteer committees, hiring and training staff, securing major sponsors, establishing attraction and retention protocols and more.   

    Tanya continues to strive as a respected leader and change maker.  She brings new excitement and dedication to her position as Executive Director/President of the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce, exploring new ways to further the cause of businesses in and around Southfield.

    Feel free to contact her at tanya@southfieldchamber.com or 248.557.6661.
  • Tanya Markos-Vanno - President/Executive Director
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