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Governing Board

The University of Arizona Alumni Association’s governing board is comprised of up to 23 directors who are responsible for the management and corporate affairs of the association, including oversight of the budget and financial investments. This board is a 501(c)(3) non-profit board incorporated in Arizona. 

The governing board works through a committee structure that oversees the association’s strategic plan and the various programming areas of the Alumni Association, which are designed to establish a lifelong relationship that begins with our current students and continues to ensure a "Wildcat for Life" tradition that keeps alumni connected to the university and their colleges.

Executive Officers/Executive Committee

The officers of the association are: the chair, chair-elect, the vice-chair/secretary and the most recent past chair available to serve. Under the association’s bylaws, the vice-chair/secretary position is in a line of automatic succession to assume the positions of chair-elect, chair, and then past chair. The governing board has established a succession planning policy that encourages current governing board members to consider leadership positions.

 

Officers of the Governing Board

 

Shelley Huff '05
Chair 

San Francisco, California
President — Hayneedle

 

Travis Chester '93
Chair elect

Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior vice president and CFO — Vixxo

Kerry Stratford '87
Vice chair and secretary

Tucson, Arizona
President — Caliber Group

Alan Stein '72
Past chair

Fairfax Station, Virginia
Retired — Business development

 

Governing Board

 

Jessie Bustamante '06

Scottsdale, Arizona
Chief advancement officer — Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills (ACCEL)

 

Brad Butler '90 '94

Phoenix, Arizona
Physician, Maricopa Medical Center
Associate professor of emergency medicine — University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

 

 

Chantall Hammond '98

Denver, Colorado
Technology consultant - AIM Consulting
Lisa Harter

 

Lisa Harter '83

Alexandria, Virginia
Development officer, Major Gifts — Carnegie Institution for Science

 

Gain Jue '07 '12

Seattle, Washington
Senior finance manager —  Microsoft Corporation

Shelly Lowe

 

Kimberly Kayler '94

Saint Michael, Minnesota
President of AOE: An Association Management, Marketing, and Event Planning Consulting firm

Cindy Klingberg

 

Cindy Klingberg '88

Tucson, Arizona
Retired — Program operations manager, Raytheon

 

Shelly Lowe

 

Shelly Lowe '97 '05

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program


 

Charles Lucero '91

Kingman, Arizona
President and CEO — K&L Investments, LLC.

 

 

Chad Marchand '05 '14

Tucson, Arizona
Vice president — National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

 

Bruce Nasby '74


Springfield, Missouri
President, Global Advisory Associates, LLC.

Cindy Klingberg

 

Don Powell '69 '72

Paradise Valley, Arizona
Attorney — Carmichael and Powell, PC

 

 

Graven Prest '10

Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Chief operating officer — niolabs

 

Kim Grace Sabow '90

Phoenix, Arizona
President and CEO  Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association

Cortez Smith

 

Cortez Smith '96 

Casa Grande, Arizona
Manager, business consulting — Eller College of Management

 

 

Annette Tanori '98

Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior operational excellence manager, Global Real Estate — Silicon Valley Bank

 

Benjamin Taylor '04

Phoenix, Arizona
Attorney  Law Office of Benjamin Taylor

 

Lucia Valencia '12

Yuma, Arizona
Public affairs coordinator — City of Yuma

 

Glenn "Wink" Williams '82

Huntington Beach, California
Retired — Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems

 

Ex-Officio Members

 

Robert C. Robbins, M.D.

President — The University of Arizona

 

 

John-Paul Roczniak

President and chief executive officer — The University of Arizona Foundation

 

Ricky Hernandez '02

Assistant vice president, University Alumni and Development Financial Operations

 

 

Andrea Miller

Senior vice president, Constituent Relations, Marketing/Communications and Giving Programs