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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

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