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December 7, 2021
CONTACT: Megan Peiffer

WASHINGTON, DC – State Business Executives (SBE) today announced new board leadership elected to lead the organization in 2022. The new leadership team will serve the association as it grows its programmatic work around workforce, sustainability, education, immigration, infrastructure, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The new SBE Board leadership team includes:

  • Board Chair: Justin Yancy, Texas Business Leadership Council President
  • Vice Chair: Peter Guzman, Latin Chamber of Commerce of Nevada President
  • Treasurer: Frannie Matthews, Colorado Technology Association President

“It is an honor to have been elected to serve as chairman of the State Business Executives. I am excited for opportunities that will come from leveraging our diverse group of business organizations from across the country. If the United States is to continue to prosper, we must work together and focus on the most critical issues facing our job creators. I want to congratulate SBE’s other officers on their elections – as well as the entire board – and thank them for their commitment to our shared goals,” states new Board Chair Justin Yancy, President of the Texas Business Leadership Council.

SBE has brought together some of the nation’s top association leaders to convene, unite, and empower the business community to continue to ensure our nation remains the global leader in industry, innovation, economic competitiveness, and sustainable business practices.

“We are excited to have our first executive leadership team in place to lead State Business Executives forward. Our leadership team brings a wealth of experience, passion, commitment, and strategic leadership to SBE and our organization will continue to thrive and grow in the new year,” declared Jeff Wasden, President & CEO of State Business Executives. “Justin has been a proven leader and is the perfect fit to lead the Board. Together with Peter and Frannie, they bring a track record of success, unbridled enthusiasm for business, and ensuring the organization’s mission and goals are met.”

To learn more about the leadership team, SBE Board, and the organization, visit our website at


About State Business Executives

State Business Executives through advocacy, education, and collaboration works to proactively support and develop non-partisan solutions that promote success for American businesses, workers, and communities. We will convene state business leaders to foster, cultivate and sustain an optimal business climate, drive business prosperity, and advance a strong national economy. To learn more visit