Director at Large
Nachie Marquez was named the first Communications and Public Affairs Director for the City of Chandler in September 2000. Nachie has more than 25 years experience working in city government – specifically in the public information, media and community relations areas. Nachie started her career in the media at KTVK News Channel 3, the former ABC affiliate in Phoenix, where she worked as an assignment editor in the News Department. Prior to working in Chandler, she served as the Community Relations Manager for the City of Tempe, where she worked almost 12 years and was the Public Relations Representative for the City of Phoenix Police Department before that.
Nachie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 from Arizona State University (ASU) with a major in broadcast journalism, and went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in 1989 in vocational education from Northern Arizona University. In addition, Nachie has served as an adjunct faculty member at both Arizona State University and Chandler-Gilbert Community College, where she has taught communication and public relations courses. She also conducts national and international workshops and training on topics ranging from internal and external communications to media relations and citizen outreach efforts.
Her professional and personal achievements and accomplishments include serving as the Super Bowl Coordinator for Super Bowl XXX, which was played at ASU’s Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, receiving the 2007 Valle del Sol’s Profile of Success Exemplary Leadership Award, and raising her two sons, Derek and Taylor, with her husband, Dr. Juan Marquez, of 27 years.
She is a life member of the ASU Alumni Association, as well as a member of the Public Relations Society of America-Phoenix Chapter, the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA), the International Hispanic Network, ASU’s President’s Minority Advisory Council and serves on the National Hispanic American Educational Fund Awards Committee.