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Sintra Hoffman

President and Chief Executive Officer

Sintra Hoffman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of WESTMARC, representing the West Valley of the Phoenix metro area. She previously served as Assistant Division Director for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Her professional background includes over 20 years of experience in local, state and federal government. Sintra led ADOT’s Office of Public Affairs which focused on building and sustaining relationships with leaders in Arizona’s cities, towns, counties, tribes and business community. Prior to her time at ADOT, she spent 10 years with the City of Surprise, serving as the Director of Intergovernmental Relations and Deputy City Manager.

In her role at WESTMARC, she has the pleasure of working with 15 communities, over 3000 square miles known as the West Valley of Metro Phoenix and home to 1.6 million residents. She serves on several community and education Boards to focus on improving the quality of life and economic vitality in the West Valley.

Sintra was recognized by Arizona Business Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in 2016. In 2019 she was nominated by Estrella Mountain Community College as their Education Hero. She has been recognized for her accomplishments in transportation lobbying and problem solving. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s of Administration in Public Administration.

623.680.0645 ext. 204 // SHOFFMAN@WESTMARC.ORG

Chair Elect – Jonathan Howard, Attorney – Quarles and Brady

Jonathan Howard

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Partner at Quarles & Brady

Jon Howard is a strategic negotiator and legal advisor who represents a range of businesses, from local startups to Fortune 100 companies. He works closely with executives and legal departments to complete transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, commercial contracts, reorganizations, and joint ventures.

Jon has an impressive history representing buyers and sellers in complex purchases and sales of companies. He has extensive experience working with in-house legal teams at Fortune 500 companies, universities, and private companies to negotiate complex commercial contracts; serving as the primary negotiator in unique and high leverage transactions.

Jon regularly helps clients form new corporations and limited liability companies for the purpose creating new businesses, subsidiaries, or joint ventures. Jon focuses on each client's needs and preferences to more efficiently complete each transaction and to effectively integrate the firm's capabilities to provide a full service approach.


Kimberly Jordan

Director, Strategic Partnerships and Business Development

Kimberly Jordan is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at WESTMARC and Leadership West Alumni, Class XXII. She is committed to the future development, growth and success of the West Valley region and has a passion for workforce and economic development: strategies, initiatives and outcomes.

Kimberly has 27 years of experience in the healthcare industry within rehabilitative genres including; mental / behavioral health and physical rehabilitation.  She has also held leadership positions in higher education ranging from; Director of Admissions, Assistant Dean of Students and Campus Director.

Kimberly graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and has completed work toward her Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology at Argosy University in Phoenix.

623.435.0431 ext. 203 // KJORDAN@WESTMARC.ORG

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Emily Striffler

Business Operations Manager

Emily is a nonprofit and business generalist with over 25 years of progressively responsible experience providing support in non-profit and grantee environments. She is personable and persuasive communicator, excelling in both verbal and written forms. She is also a resourceful researcher and problem solver sought by customers and colleagues for sound counsel and effective action. Customer service oriented team player who enjoys ownership of individual assignments within a team framework. Able to efficiently organize, prioritize and diligently accomplish a variety of tasks in multiple project settings ever mindful of the overall mission.

623.435.0431 ext. 201 // ESTRIFFLER@WESTMARC.ORG

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