Adam Metzendorf is the former Director of Membership Experience for the Phoenix Suns, where he built a values-driven culture that retained staff and engaged fans across the political divide. A proud Arizonan, Adam is running for Congress to bring people together through our shared values and create opportunity for Arizona's families.
Adam graduated from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and built a career in professional sports management. As Director of Membership Experience for the Suns, Adam managed a dedicated team, and interacted with the community daily. The Suns practice what they preach when it comes to family and support, and he has never been prouder to work for an organization.
Like many local businesses, the pandemic presented Adam - and the Suns - with new professional, health, and economic challenges. Adam worked to keep morale high, his staff unified and employed, and the business moving forward. Instead of backing down or waiting for an answer, Adam’s team was proactive and solutions-oriented. As a result, the Suns built even stronger relationships with the community, developed new strategies to communicate, and enhanced their engagement with fans and ticket-holders. Adam shared these success stories with other teams from both the NBA and WNBA with the goal of lifting up as many people, teams, and communities as possible.
Adam also volunteered his time to help Arizonans in need. He participated in multiple charitable events with the Phoenix Suns, including food distributions with St. Mary’s Food Bank and Feed My Starving Children. He helped people receive their vaccinations at the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Pecos Campus. He also worked with Suns Assist to raise money for college scholarships, community basketball courts, and non-profit grants. Adam is also a member of Temple Solel in Paradise Valley.
Adam has seen firsthand how the Valley withstood the pandemic and how inspiring it is when Arizonans pull together and work towards common solutions. Our current Congressman is out of step with our community, and is more concerned with lining his own pockets than creating economic opportunity for Arizonans. Adam will put people first, create a culture that drives Arizona forward, and hold those who get in the way accountable.