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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.

 

Apply now to join the Governing Board 

 

Officers of the Governing Board

 

Alan Stein '72
Chair

Fairfax Station, Virginia
Retired — Business development

 

Shelley Huff '05
Chair elect

San Francisco, California
President — Hayneedle

Travis Chester '93
Vice chair and secretary

Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior vice president and CFO — Vixxo

Chad Becker '97
Past chair

San Jose, California
Treasury director — NetApp, Inc.

 

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

 

Dana Campbell '81 '84

Carrollton, Texas
Attorney —  Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta, PC

 

 

Chantall Hammond '98

Denver, Colorado
Technology consultant - AIM Consulting

 

Lisa Harter '83

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

 

Gain Jue '07 '12

Seattle, Washington
Senior finance manager —  Microsoft Corporation

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 '14 '15

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

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

 

Kerry Stratford '87

Tucson, Arizona
President — Caliber Group

 

 

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

 

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