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Board of Directors

Executive Committee Leaders


Jonathan Howard
Quarles and Brady



Neil Terry, Partner – Orcutt Winslow Partnership


Neil Terry
Orcutt Winslow Partnership


Mike Martin
Director of Economic Development

Courtney Ophaug, CEO - Banner Estrella

Courtney Ophaug
Banner Estrella

Executive Committee Members

The Honorable Georgia Lord, Mayor – City of Goodyear

The Honorable
Georgia Lord
City of Goodyear

Sebastian Porchini, Vice President - FirstBank

Sebastian Porchini
Vice President


Dr. Dennis Paulson, Vice President – Midwestern University

Dr. Dennis Paulson
Vice President
Midwestern University

The Honorable Jerry Weiers, Mayor – City of Glendale

The Honorable
Jerry Weiers
City of Glendale

Julie Giese, President - ISM Raceway

Julie Giese
ISM Raceway


Ron Castro, West Valley Bank President - BNC National Bank

Ron Castro
West Valley Bank President
BNC National Bank


The Honorable Patrick Duffy, Councilmember - City of Surprise

The Honorable Patrick Duffy
City of Surprise


The Honorable Jon Edwards, Councilmember - City of Peoria

The Honorable Jon Edwards
City of Peoria


The Honorable Paul Faith, Vice Mayor - Town of Litchfield Park

The Honorable Paul Faith
Vice Mayor
Town of Litchfield Park


Betty Guardado Portrait

The Honorable Betty Guardado
City of Phoenix


Christina Oh, CEO-Abrazo West Campus

Christina Oh
Abrazo West


Not Pictured:

Bridget Schwartz-Manock, Director of Public Affairs-Central Arizona Project

Executive Advisory Committee (EA)

Chair Bobbi Magdaleno

Bobbi Magdaleno
Executive Director
Government & Community Engagement

Herman Orcutt, Retired - Orcutt Winslow Partnership

Herman Orcutt
Orcutt Winslow Partnership

Not Pictured:

Sharon Grambow - Chief Operating Officer, Sun Health Senior Living
Joe LaRue - President & CEO, Sun Health

Board of Directors

Shawn Bradford, Vice President, Corporate Services – Epcor Water

Shawn Bradford
Vice President
Corporate Services
Epcor Water

Cole Libera, City and County Government Relations Associate, Dorn Policy Group, Inc.

Cole Libera
City and County Government Relations Associate
Dorn Policy Group, Inc.

Ron Campbell, SR. Director of Ticket Sales – Arizona Cardinals

Ron Campbell
Sr. Director  of Ticket Sales
Arizona Cardinals

Bernadette Carroll, President and CEO – West Valley Arts Council

Bernadette Carroll
President & CEO
West Valley Arts Council


Guy Carpenter, Vice President, Client Service Manager - Carollo Engineers

Guy Carpenter
Vice President
Client Service Manager
Carollo Engineers

Deborah West, Director, Farmer Direct Service, Servi ce Operations

Deborah West
Director, Farmer Direct Service, Service Operations
Farmers Insurance


Rick Dircks, Executive Vice President - Moving & Logistics

Rick Dircks
Executive Vice President
Moving & Logistics

Patricia DiRoss, Government Relations Specialist – SRP

Patricia DiRoss
Government Relations Specialist

Spencer Isom, West-MEC

Dr. Spencer A. Isom
Director of Business Development and Government Affairs

Libby Francisco, COO - Desert Diamond Casino

Libby Francisco
Desert Diamond Casino

Dr. Roger Freeman, Superintendent – Littleton Elementary School District

Dr. Roger Freeman
Littleton Elementary School District

John Graham, President and CEO – Sunbelt Holdings

John Graham
President & CEO
Sunbelt Holdings

Jim Kenny, President - El Dorado Holdings

Jim Kenny
El Dorado Holdings

Not Pictured:

Parker Froehlich, Senior Project Manager - Coe and Van Loo
Denny Gale, Vice President of Operations - CenturyLink
The Honorable Alexis Hermosillo, Mayor - City of El Mirage
Mick Hoover, Senior Director, Business Development and Strategic Planning - St. Joseph’s Westgate - Dignity Health
Dan Kelly, Sr. Vice President - DMB
Dr. Rey Rivera, President – Estrella Mountain Community College
The Honorable Michael LeVault, Mayor – Town of Youngtown
Lynn Malloy, General Manager, Operations – Southwest Gas
Bill Olson, SVP, Division Manager – Newland Real Estate Group
The Honorable Eric Orsborn, Councilmember – City of Buckeye
The Honorable Mike Pineda, Councilmember – City of Avondale
Michele Pino, Commercial, Site Selection and Industrial Specialist – Land Advisors Organization
Julie Rees, Principal - Triadvocates
Dr. Teresa Leyba-Ruiz, President - Glendale Community College
The Honorable Everett Sickles, Mayor - Town of Wickenburg
The Honorable Tommy Lee Sikes, Mayor – Town of Gila Bend
Mike Theile, Sr. Vice President - Commercial Relationship Manager -UMB Bank
The Honorable Anna Tovar, Mayor – City of Tolleson

Ex-Officio Board Members

The Honorable Michelle Hess, Executive Director-Leadership West

The Honorable
Michelle Hess
Executive Director
Leadership West

Not Pictured:
David Berry, Vice President – Swift Transportation
Clint Chandler, Metro Phoenix and Greater Arizona Director – U.S. Senator Jeff Flake
Luis Heredia, District Director – Congressman Ruben Gallego
Michael Jameson, District Representative – Congresswoman Debbie Lesko
Kevin Knight, District Director – Congressman David Schweikert
Rusty Mitchell, Director, 56th Fighter Wing Community Initiatives Team – Luke AFB
Penny Pew, District Director – Congressman Paul Gosar
Tom Sadler, President and CEO – Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority
Michelle Shipley, Deputy State Director – U.S. Senator Martha McSally
Ron Sites, Executive Director – Fighter Country Partnership
Honorary Director

The Honorable Doug Ducey, Governor – State of Arizona

Director Emeritus
The Honorable Janice K. Brewer – Past-Governor – State of Arizona
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