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Lea Márquez Peterson

Owner of Marquez Peterson Group, LLC

Lea Márquez Peterson owns, a business brokerage firm that assists business buyers and sellers in southern Arizona. She also is the president and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Márquez Peterson began her business development career in the Los Angeles area with an oil company. In 1998, she and her husband returned to their home in Arizona, where they built and operated a chain of gasoline stations and convenience stores. Their company was recognized with several retail awards. In 2003, after leaving the gasoline station business, Ms. Márquez Peterson began her business brokerage firm and expanded her experience soliciting venture capital, acquiring SBA Loans, and employing retail employees.
Ms. Márquez Peterson sits on numerous boards and committees and is the past chair of the Southern Arizona Chamber of Commerce Alliance. She also served as the executive director of Greater Tucson Leadership and is a past president of the Tucson chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Ms. Márquez Peterson received her undergraduate degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona, and her master's in business administration from Pepperdine University. She resides in Tucson with her husband, Dan and their children.

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