GPL Leadership

Greater Phoenix Leadership collectively represents 110 companies and nearly 300,000 employees. Through our members, we work together to push forward initiatives, public policy and projects that will strengthen the future of Arizona.

GPL members represent a diverse set of business interests and are among the most visionary problem solvers and thought leaders in the state. Membership represents several industries, including higher education, energy, professional sports, development, healthcare, law, banking and finance, construction and technology, plus many more.

Phoenix 40 – Original GPL Members List

Did you know that Greater Phoenix Leadership was once known as the Phoenix 40? Learn all about our history, going all the way back to our start in 1974.

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Former Board Chairmen

Greater Phoenix Leadership has attracted the very best in business and community affairs. That includes the 32 members who have served as Chairmen.

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Board Members
Members
Committees
Staff
Don Brandt GPL Chair APS Donald Brandt Chairman/President/CEO Pinnacle West Capital Corp Chair
Michael Bidwill Michael J. Bidwill President Arizona Cardinals Vice-Chair
Richard Boals Richard L. Boals Retired Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona Treasurer
Mi-Ai Parrish Mi-Ai Parrish President/Publisher The Arizona Republic Secretary
Neil Giuliano Neil G. Giuliano President/CEO Greater Phoenix Leadership, Inc. President/CEO
Sharon Harper Sharon J. Harper President/CEO Plaza Companies Immediate Past Chair
Mark Bonsall Mark Bonsall General Manager Salt River Project
John J. Bouma Partner Snell & Wilmer LLP Emeritus
Drew Brown Drew M. Brown Chairman DMB Associates, Inc.
Donald Budinger Donald V. Budinger Chairman/Founding Director The Rodel Foundation
Rick Collins Regional President Ryan Companies
Robert Delgado Robert M. Delgado President/CEO Hensley Beverage Company
Richard Dozer Richard H. Dozer Chairman Viad Corp
Philip Francis Philip L. Francis Retired PetSmart, Inc. Emeritus
John Graham John W. Graham President/CEO Sunbelt Holdings Immd Past Chair
Robert Meyer Robert L. Meyer President/CEO Phoenix Children's Hospital
Steve Moak Steve Moak Chairman Benevolent Ventures
Steven Seleznow Steven G. Seleznow President/CEO Arizona Community Foundation
Richard Silverman Richard H. Silverman Attorney Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Emeritus/Advisory Board Member
Donald Smith Donald A. Smith, Jr. Retired CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
James Swanson James T. Swanson President/CEO Kitchell Corporation
Lisa Urias Lisa Urias Managing Partner CoNecs North America
Kenneth Winkle Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr. Managing Partner Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP Legal Counsel
Candace Wiest Candace Hunter Wiest President/CEO West Valley Bancorp, Inc.
John Wolfe John Wolfe Sr. Vice President/Southwest Region Manager Cox Communications
David Abeyta WL Gore David Abeyta Medical Products Division Leader W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Richard Adkerson Richard C. Adkerson President/CEO/Vice Chairman Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
David Allazetta David Allazetta CEO UnitedHealthcare
R Allan Allford R. Allan Allford President/CEO Delta Dental of Arizona
Benito Almanza Benito C. Almanza State President Bank of America
Christopher Anderson Christopher Anderson Managing Director Hines Interests
David Anderson David Anderson Co-Founder/President/CEO Off Madison Ave
Robert Anderson Robert Anderson CEO Prisma Graphic
Francie Austin Francie Austin Founder/President The Austin Centers for Exceptional Students
Reginald Ballantyne Reginald M. Ballantyne III, FACHE Principal RMB III Consultancy, LLC
John Barry John G. Barry Chairman/CEO - Arizona Region Enterprise Bank & Trust
Michael Bartolotta Michael Bartolotta Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer Vereit, Inc.
Edward Basha Edward Basha III Chairman of the Board Bashas'
Betsey Bayless Betsey Bayless President Emeritus Maricopa Integrated Health System
Timothy Berg Timothy J. Berg Director Fennemore Craig
Michael Bidwill Michael J. Bidwill President Arizona Cardinals
Noreen Bishop Chase GPL Noreen Bishop Managing Director, Arizona Chase
Richard Boals Richard L. Boals Retired Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona
Tony Bolazina President, Arizona Northern Trust Bank
Mark Bonsall Mark Bonsall General Manager Salt River Project
John J. Bouma Partner Snell & Wilmer LLP
Don Brandt GPL Chair APS Donald Brandt Chairman/President/CEO Pinnacle West Capital Corp
Drew Brown Drew M. Brown Chairman DMB Associates, Inc.
Donald Budinger Donald V. Budinger Chairman/Founding Director The Rodel Foundation
Robert Bulla Robert B. Bulla Retired Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Ronald Butler Ronald Butler Managing Partner Ernst & Young
Jose Cardenas José A. Cárdenas Sr. Vice President/General Counsel Arizona State University
Herman Chanen Herman Chanen Founder and Chairman of the Board Chanen Construction Company
Steve Chanen Steve Chanen President/CEO Chanen Construction Company
Paul Charlton Paul Charlton Managing Partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Rita Cheng Rita Cheng, Ph.D. President Northern Arizona University
Rick Collins Regional President Ryan Companies
Lattie Coor Lattie F. Coor, Ph.D. Chairman/CEO Center for the Future of Arizona
Mike Cowley Michael T. Cowley President/CEO Cowley Companies
David Crawford David S. Crawford Founder Crawford Concepts
Michael Crow Michael Crow, Ph.D. President Arizona State University
Thomas Curzon Chairman of the Board Osborn Maledon
Gene DAdamo Gene D'Adamo President/CEO Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
Doug Declusin Sunland Asphalt Doug Declusin President/CEO Sunland Asphalt
Robert Delgado Robert M. Delgado President/CEO Hensley Beverage Company
Steve Dodenhoff Steve Dodenhoff President Insight US
Richard Dozer Richard H. Dozer Chairman Viad Corp
Tommy Espinoza Tommy Espinoza President/CEO Raza Development Fund
Matthew P. Feeney Snell & Wilmer Matthew P. Feeney Phoenix Firm Chair Snell & Wilmer
Mark Feldman Mark D. Feldman Managing Partner/CEO MRA Associates
Peter Fine Peter S. Fine, FACHE President/CEO Banner Health
Philip Francis Philip L. Francis Retired PetSmart, Inc.
Luis Frisby Luis Frisby Vice President, Central Arizona Division Southwest Gas Corporation
Ernie Garcia Carvana Ernie Garcia President/CEO Carvana
F Michael Geddes F. Michael Geddes Chairman/President Geddes and Company
Rufus Glasper Rufus Glasper President/CEO League For Innovation in the Community College
Kathleen Goeppinger Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D. President/CEO Midwestern University
Adam Goodman Adam Goodman President/CEO Goodmans Interior Structures
John Graham John W. Graham President/CEO Sunbelt Holdings
James Grogan James J. Grogan President International Capital Investment Co.
Joe Gysel Joe Gysel President EPCOR Water USA, Inc.
Derrick Hall Derrick Hall President/CEO Arizona Diamondbacks
Kevin Halloran Kevin Halloran President, Arizona Mutual of Omaha Bank
Sharon Harper Sharon J. Harper President/CEO Plaza Companies
Maria Harper-Marinick Chancellor Maricopa County Community College District
George Harris George Harris CEO Pike & Susan Sullivan Foundation
Gary Haydon President Haydon Building Corp
Mike Hoover Mike Hoover President/CEO Sundt Corporation
Craig Hughes Craig Hughes Founder/CEO Total Transit, Inc.
Linda Hunt Linda S. Hunt Sr. Vice President of Operations, Arizona Dignity Health
Rod Johnson Farmers Insurance Group Rod Johnson Senior Vice President, Service Operations Farmers Insurance Group
Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona Kehaly Pam Pam Kehaly President/CEO Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona
Jim Kenny Jim Kenny President El Dorado Holdings, Inc.
John Kerkorian John Kerkorian Managing Partner Ballard Spahr LLP
Jonathan Keyser Jonathan Keyser Founder Keyser Co.
Derek Kirkland Arizona Business Unit Leader DPR Construction
Eileen Klein Eileen Klein President Arizona Board of Regents
Sheila Kloefkorn Sheila Kloefkorn President/CEO KEO Marketing, Inc.
Todd LaPorte Todd LaPorte CEO HonorHealth
Beau Lane Beau Lane CEO LaneTerralever
William Lavidge William Lavidge President/CEO The Lavidge Company
Larry Lazarus Larry S. Lazarus Partner Lazarus, Silvyn & Bangs, P.C.
Hope Levin Hope Levin President, Regional Johnson Bank
Laurie Liles Laurie Liles President/CEO Arizona Grantmakers Forum
Paul Luna Paul J. Luna President/CEO Helios Education Foundation
Andrew Lye Project Director Resolution Copper
Michael Madsen Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain Honeywell Aerospace
Richard Mallery Richard Mallery Partner Snell & Wilmer LLP
Mary Martuscelli Mary Martuscelli President, Western Region U.S. Bank
Simer Mayo Founder/CEO Valor Global
Aubrey Maze Aubrey Maze, M.D. CEO Valley Anesthesiology Consultants
Jonas McCormick Jonas McCormick Managing Partner Deloitte LLP
Matthew McGuire Matthew McGuire President/CEO Cancer Treatment Centers of America
David McIntyre David J. McIntyre, Jr. President/CEO TriWest Healthcare Alliance
Flinn Foundation Tammy McLeod President/CEO Flinn Foundation
Kimberly McWaters Kimberly J. McWaters Chairman/CEO Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
Michael Medici Michael Medici President/Managing Partner SmithGroupJJR
Robert Meyer Robert L. Meyer President/CEO Phoenix Children's Hospital
Dennis Mitchem Dennis E. Mitchem Retired Northern Arizona University
Steve Moak Steve Moak Chairman Benevolent Ventures
Brian Mueller Brian Mueller President Grand Canyon University
Michael Nealy Michael Nealy Executive Director Fiesta Bowl
Ralph Nefdt Ralph Nefdt Managing Partner Grant Thornton LLP
Culver Nelson Culver H. Nelson, Ph.D. Founding Minister Emeritus Church of the Beatitudes
Kevin Olson Kevin L. Olson Partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Kevin OMalley Kevin O'Malley Principal Gallagher & Kennedy P.A.
Mi-Ai Parrish Mi-Ai Parrish President/Publisher The Arizona Republic
Don Pearson Wells Fargo GPL Don Pearson Lead Region President, Desert Mountain Region Wells Fargo Bank
Susan Pepin Susan M. Pepin, M.D., M.P.H. President/CEO Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Mac Perlich Mac Perlich CEO/Publisher ON Media Publications
Earl Petznick Earl Petznick, Jr. President/CEO Northside Hay Company
Suzanne Pfister Suzanne Pfister President/CEO Vitalyst Health Foundation
William Pilcher William Pilcher CEO USI Insurance Services
Frank Placenti Frank M. Placenti Chair, US Corp. Governance/Finance Practice Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Larry Pobuda Larry Pobuda Sr. Vice President/General Manager The OPUS Group
William Post William Post Retired Arizona Public Service
Doug Pruitt J. Doug Pruitt Retired Sundt Construction, Inc.
Steve Purves Steve Purves President/CEO Maricopa Integrated Health System
Jorge Quintero Jorge Quintero President QCM Technologies
Robert C. Robbins, M.D., Ph.D. President The University of Arizona
Vince Roig Vince Roig Chairman Helios Education Foundation
Jason Rowley Jason Rowley President Phoenix Suns
Rob Schaffer Rob Schaffer Vice President/General Manager USAA Phoenix Operations
Ray Schey Ray Schey Publisher Phoenix Business Journal
Marc Schmittlein Marc Schmittlein President/CEO CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Steven Seleznow Steven G. Seleznow President/CEO Arizona Community Foundation
William Shover William R. Shover Retired The Arizona Republic
Richard Silverman Richard H. Silverman Attorney Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC
Donald Slager Donald Slager CEO Republic Services
Barry M. Smith Chairman/CEO Magellan Health
Donald Smith Donald A. Smith, Jr. Retired CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Nicole Stanton Nicole Stanton Managing Partner Quarles & Brady LLP
Mo Stein Morris A. Stein, FAIA, FACHA Principal/Senior Vice President HKS, Inc.
Sarah Strunk Sarah Strunk Chair of the Board Fennemore Craig
Scott Sutherland Scott Sutherland Vice President/General Manager Bonneville Media, Phoenix
James Swanson James T. Swanson President/CEO Kitchell Corporation
Dr. Jeff Trent Jeffrey M. Trent, Ph.D. President/Scientific Director Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
Gary Trujillo Gary L. Trujillo Founder/President/CEO Southwest Harvard Group
Robert Underwood Robert L. Underwood CEO Underwood Brothers, Inc. dba AAA Landscape
Lisa Urias Lisa Urias Managing Partner CoNecs North America
Kenneth Winkle Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr. Managing Partner Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Ken Vecchione Western Alliance Bancorporation Ken Vecchione President Western Alliance Bancorporation
Diane Veres Southwest Regional President Clear Channel Outdoor
Cheryl Vogt Cheryl L. Vogt Managing Director Marsh USA
Chris Volk President/CEO STORE Capital
Merl Waschler Merl E. Waschler President/CEO Valley of the Sun United Way
Mark Widmar First Solar Mark Widmar CEO First Solar
Candace Wiest Candace Hunter Wiest President/CEO West Valley Bancorp, Inc.
John Wolfe John Wolfe Sr. Vice President/Southwest Region Manager Cox Communications
Melinda Xanthos Managing Partner KPMG LLP
Mark Young Mark Young President/CEO National Bank of Arizona
Jay Zweig Jay A. Zweig Managing Partner Bryan Cave LLP

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Arts and Culture

Recognizing the importance of a vibrant culture and arts community to the quality of life of our State, and its link to economic strength, GPL members support Greater Phoenix’s arts community to provide a unified voice on issues that affect the direction of arts accessibility, enhancement and funding.

Tony Bolazina President, Arizona Northern Trust Bank
Mark Bonsall Mark Bonsall General Manager Salt River Project
John J. Bouma Partner Snell & Wilmer LLP
Drew Brown Drew M. Brown Chairman DMB Associates, Inc.
Robert Delgado Robert M. Delgado President/CEO Hensley Beverage Company
Mark Feldman Mark D. Feldman Managing Partner/CEO MRA Associates
Adam Goodman Adam Goodman President/CEO Goodmans Interior Structures
Maria Harper-Marinick Chancellor Maricopa County Community College District
Craig Hughes Craig Hughes Founder/CEO Total Transit, Inc.
Mac Perlich Mac Perlich CEO/Publisher ON Media Publications
Steven Seleznow Steven G. Seleznow President/CEO Arizona Community Foundation
Donald Smith Donald A. Smith, Jr. Retired CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Nicole Stanton Nicole Stanton Managing Partner Quarles & Brady LLP
Kenneth Winkle Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr. Managing Partner Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Economy and Taxation

The Economy and Taxation committee discusses the complex tax and regulatory issues that have an impact on businesses and the future of economic growth in Arizona. The macro issues involved with Arizona’s income, property and Arizona’s Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT=sales taxes) require CEO engagement and insight.

R Allan Allford R. Allan Allford President/CEO Delta Dental of Arizona
David Anderson David Anderson Co-Founder/President/CEO Off Madison Ave
Donald Budinger Donald V. Budinger Chairman/Founding Director The Rodel Foundation
Steve Chanen Steve Chanen President/CEO Chanen Construction Company
Mike Cowley Michael T. Cowley President/CEO Cowley Companies
John Kerkorian John Kerkorian Managing Partner Ballard Spahr LLP
Ralph Nefdt Ralph Nefdt Managing Partner Grant Thornton LLP
Frank Placenti Frank M. Placenti Chair, US Corp. Governance/Finance Practice Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Nicole Stanton Nicole Stanton Managing Partner Quarles & Brady LLP
Sarah Strunk Sarah Strunk Chair of the Board Fennemore Craig
John Wolfe John Wolfe Sr. Vice President/Southwest Region Manager Cox Communications

External Relations and Voter Education

The External Relations/Voter Education committee discusses policies and initiatives related to the State’s economy and quality of life. Members of the committee review proposed legislation that positively impacts business, improves education, or might have a negative effect on Arizona’s image and business climate. The committee sets a comprehensive legislative engagement program so that GPL members can meet with legislators to discuss the impact of bills on their businesses and our community. GPL also identifies and trains candidates for the Arizona Legislature and encourages member support for their candidacies.

David Allazetta David Allazetta CEO UnitedHealthcare
David Anderson David Anderson Co-Founder/President/CEO Off Madison Ave
Timothy Berg Timothy J. Berg Director Fennemore Craig
Richard Boals Richard L. Boals Retired Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona
Rick Collins Regional President Ryan Companies
Robert Delgado Robert M. Delgado President/CEO Hensley Beverage Company
Adam Goodman Adam Goodman President/CEO Goodmans Interior Structures
Sheila Kloefkorn Sheila Kloefkorn President/CEO KEO Marketing, Inc.
Beau Lane Beau Lane CEO LaneTerralever
Larry Lazarus Larry S. Lazarus Partner Lazarus, Silvyn & Bangs, P.C.
Laurie Liles Laurie Liles President/CEO Arizona Grantmakers Forum
Michael Madsen Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain Honeywell Aerospace
Simer Mayo Founder/CEO Valor Global
Robert Meyer Robert L. Meyer President/CEO Phoenix Children's Hospital
Kevin Olson Kevin L. Olson Partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Kevin OMalley Kevin O'Malley Principal Gallagher & Kennedy P.A.
Suzanne Pfister Suzanne Pfister President/CEO Vitalyst Health Foundation
Jorge Quintero Jorge Quintero President QCM Technologies
Richard Silverman Richard H. Silverman Attorney Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC
Mo Stein Morris A. Stein, FAIA, FACHA Principal/Senior Vice President HKS, Inc.
James Swanson James T. Swanson President/CEO Kitchell Corporation
John Wolfe John Wolfe Sr. Vice President/Southwest Region Manager Cox Communications

P-20 Education

GPL members strongly believe that education is the foundation for economic success and quality of life. The P-20 Education committee takes a comprehensive look at our education system from pre-kindergarten to a post-graduate education. The committee meets regularly to discuss the strength of our education system, State education policy issues, the challenges and the success stories, and regularly collaborates with a broad coalition of business, civic and education leaders to come up with solutions.

Benito Almanza Benito C. Almanza State President Bank of America
Robert Anderson Robert Anderson CEO Prisma Graphic
Francie Austin Francie Austin Founder/President The Austin Centers for Exceptional Students
Mark Bonsall Mark Bonsall General Manager Salt River Project
Drew Brown Drew M. Brown Chairman DMB Associates, Inc.
Donald Budinger Donald V. Budinger Chairman/Founding Director The Rodel Foundation
Ronald Butler Ronald Butler Managing Partner Ernst & Young
Rick Collins Regional President Ryan Companies
Mike Cowley Michael T. Cowley President/CEO Cowley Companies
David Crawford David S. Crawford Founder Crawford Concepts
Richard Dozer Richard H. Dozer Chairman Viad Corp
Philip Francis Philip L. Francis Retired PetSmart, Inc.
F Michael Geddes F. Michael Geddes Chairman/President Geddes and Company
Rufus Glasper Rufus Glasper President/CEO League For Innovation in the Community College
John Graham John W. Graham President/CEO Sunbelt Holdings
Kevin Halloran Kevin Halloran President, Arizona Mutual of Omaha Bank
Sharon Harper Sharon J. Harper President/CEO Plaza Companies
Maria Harper-Marinick Chancellor Maricopa County Community College District
George Harris George Harris CEO Pike & Susan Sullivan Foundation
Gary Haydon President Haydon Building Corp
Jonathan Keyser Jonathan Keyser Founder Keyser Co.
Derek Kirkland Arizona Business Unit Leader DPR Construction
Paul Luna Paul J. Luna President/CEO Helios Education Foundation
Michael Madsen Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain Honeywell Aerospace
Aubrey Maze Aubrey Maze, M.D. CEO Valley Anesthesiology Consultants
Dennis Mitchem Dennis E. Mitchem Retired Northern Arizona University
Kevin Olson Kevin L. Olson Partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Mac Perlich Mac Perlich CEO/Publisher ON Media Publications
Doug Pruitt J. Doug Pruitt Retired Sundt Construction, Inc.
Ray Schey Ray Schey Publisher Phoenix Business Journal
Steven Seleznow Steven G. Seleznow President/CEO Arizona Community Foundation
James Swanson James T. Swanson President/CEO Kitchell Corporation
Gary Trujillo Gary L. Trujillo Founder/President/CEO Southwest Harvard Group
Lisa Urias Lisa Urias Managing Partner CoNecs North America
Merl Waschler Merl E. Waschler President/CEO Valley of the Sun United Way
Mark Young Mark Young President/CEO National Bank of Arizona

Transportation and Community Infrastructure

Understanding the importance of a strong and well-planned transportation system to the economy, the Transportation and Community Infrastructure committee will discuss issues such as short- and long-term funding, transportation policy, and community and business needs for an enhanced and robust transportation system.

David Allazetta David Allazetta CEO UnitedHealthcare
Christopher Anderson Christopher Anderson Managing Director Hines Interests
David Crawford David S. Crawford Founder Crawford Concepts
Richard Dozer Richard H. Dozer Chairman Viad Corp
Luis Frisby Luis Frisby Vice President, Central Arizona Division Southwest Gas Corporation
Mike Hoover Mike Hoover President/CEO Sundt Corporation
Craig Hughes Craig Hughes Founder/CEO Total Transit, Inc.
Jim Kenny Jim Kenny President El Dorado Holdings, Inc.
Jonathan Keyser Jonathan Keyser Founder Keyser Co.
Kevin Olson Kevin L. Olson Partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Nicole Stanton Nicole Stanton Managing Partner Quarles & Brady LLP
Neil Giuliano Neil G. Giuliano President and CEO 602-229-8601
James Zaharis James K. Zaharis, Ed.D. Vice President for Education 602-229-8604
Chelsea Carpenter Chelsea Carpenter Director, Operations and Support 602-229-8602
Laura French Laura Franco French Director, Communications and Community Partnerships 602-229-8605
Gutting GPL Cylee Gutting Director, Member Engagement 602-583-7258