Supervisor, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
City of Buckeye
Transportation Senior Executive Assistant
The Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) was established by the MAG Regional Council in 2002 to oversee the development of the 20-year Regional Transportation Plan and to guide transportation planning in the region. The TPC is made up of 23 members representing cities and towns across the region, the business community, the Arizona Department of Transportation, Maricopa County, and the Native Nations. The committee provides a unique opportunity for business representatives to have a direct say in developing transportation policy for the region.
The TPC has a prescribed membership that has been recognized in state law. Six members must represent regionwide business, one of whom must represent transit interests, one of whom must represent freight interests, and one of whom must represent construction interests. Three of the business members are appointed by the President of the Senate and the other three by the Speaker of the House.
The TPC is charged with developing regional transportation policy positions for Regional Council consideration and provides oversight for the implementation of Proposition 400.
Jack Sellers, Chair
Supervisor, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
Eric Orsborn, Vice Chair
Mayor, City of Buckeye
Kevin Hartke, Past Chair
Mayor, City of Chandler
Mayor, City of Avondale
Mayor, Town of Gilbert
Mayor, City of Glendale
Councilmember, City of Goodyear
Founder, Huellmantel and Affiliates
Vice Mayor, City of Maricopa
Mayor, City of Mesa
Councilmember, City of Peoria
Mayor, City of Phoenix
Councilmember, Town of Queen Creek
Roc Arnett Consulting, LLC
Councilmember , City of Scottsdale
Member, State Transportation Board
President and CEO, Sunland Asphalt
Mayor, City of Surprise
Vice President, Swift Transportation
Corey D. Woods
Mayor, City of Tempe
President & CEO, Valley Partnership
Vulcan Materials Company
Mr. Jack Sellers is a Supervisor with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. He is also the Vice Chair of the Arizona State Transportation Board.
He is the retired Facilities Manager for the General Motors Desert Proving Ground in Mesa, Arizona, and he has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University.
Mr. Sellers currently sits on Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Council. His previous Maricopa Association of Governments committees include Regional Council, Economic Development Committee as well as serving as Past Chair of the Transportation Policy Committee.
Mr. Sellers is part of the Ari-Son Megaregion Group, Arizona-Mexico Commission and he is a member of the Transportation Committee.
As part of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Mr. Sellers served as a member of the International Leadership Council, Past Member of the Board and Executive Committee, as well as a Board Member of the East Valley Partnership.
Other association position that Mr. Sellers has held include Member of Transportation Business Partners; President of Chandler, Arizona Sister Cities; Vice President of Arizona Sister Cities; Member and Past Board Member of Arizona Town Hall; Member of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce; Member of Intel Corporation Community Advisory Panel; Past Chairman of the City of Chandler Transportation Commission; and Past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Mesa Chamber of Commerce.
In 2004 Mr. Sellers was awarded Business Leader of the Year.
Eric Orsborn was elected Mayor in 2020, after serving on the Buckeye City Council as the District 6 representative from 2010 to 2020.
Mayor Orsborn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Arizona State University.
Mayor Orsborn is the owner of OCM, a Construction and Maintenance company based in Buckeye, Arizona. He has previously been employed in construction and land development and project management.
A graduate of the first Buckeye Leadership Academy, Mayor Orsborn is also a Blue Blazer and member of Fighter Country Partnership, a group that supports the men, women and the mission of Luke Air Force Base. He also serves on the MAG Regional Council and Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) boards.
Mayor Orsborn is a native of Arizona. He and his wife, Tina, have a daughter and son, Emma and Jack. Mayor Orsborn and his family have resided in the community of Verrado for 16 years.
Mayor Kevin Hartke has lived in Chandler since 1985. Although he began his tenure on City Council in January of 2011, he also served for a year as an interim Councilmember in 2008. He continues to serve as Lead Pastor at Trinity Christian Fellowship in Chandler where he has worked since 1985. Kevin has a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from University of Missouri, Columbia; and a Master's degree in Theology with Fuller Theological Seminary.
Kevin is involved extensively in the state and Chandler community. He currently serves regionally as the Co-chair of the Continuum of Care Regional Committee to End Homelessness for the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). Kevin serves as a board member on three other regional boards as well: MAG’s Economic Development Committee, the Valley’s Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA) and the Valley Metro Light rail. Kevin is also the statewide director of a nonprofit organization, For Our City. For Our City is a collaborative effort of government, business, nonprofit and faith leaders gathered to find solutions for needs in a community.
In Chandler, Kevin volunteers with several organizations. He serves on the board of the Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona (DCFA), helps with American Cancer Society, serves as a member of the Public Policy Committee with the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and with the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP). He is a literacy advocate that reads weekly to 6th graders at Galveston Elementary School with BookPALS. Kevin has volunteered at Galveston for the past 11 years.
In the City of Chandler, his past service had included being a commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission, chairman of Human Relations Commission, chairman of the 2010 Complete Count Committee, member of a previous Charter Revision Committee and an ex official member of Chandler Airport Commission. He is currently active with Chandler's two Sister Cities, Tullamore, Ireland; and Tainan, Taiwan.
He also has served on the executive board of the Chandler Coalition On Youth Substance Abuse (CCYSA), coached soccer for the YMCA, organized citywide community volunteer efforts and helped organize and lead Chandler’s first traditional neighborhood association, Arrowhead Meadows. Regionally, Kevin’s past service has included a Governor’s commission on Faith and Communities and a Congressional Committee on Faith and Neighborhoods.
Kevin has been married to Lynne for more than 35 years. They have four children: Nathan, Aleah, Katelyn and Zachary and three grandchildren, Micah, Madelynn and Benjamin.
Kenneth N. Weise was appointed Mayor in June 2014 and subsequently won a full-term in 2016. He won re-election in 2020. Prior to his mayoral service, he served as an Avondale City Council Member beginning in January 2006 when he was initially appointed to a vacant council seat. He was subsequently elected to the City Council in September 2007 and, during his tenure, served as Avondale’s Vice Mayor from 2008 to 2010.
Mayor Weise currently serves on the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council, Executive Committee and Transportation Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s Board of Directors. A true public servant, he has also served on several other committees including the National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Committee, the Southwest Valley Chamber’s Board of Directors, Avondale Charter Review Committee, the Contributions Assistance Council Subcommittee and as Chair of the Western Maricopa Enterprise Zone (WMEZ). As a strong supporter of education and youth, Mayor Weise is currently a member of the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable. Mayor Weise is a current member of the National League of Cities (NLC) and the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.
Mayor Weise is Director of Sales at The Benefit Guard and previously served on the Board of Elders at Trinity Lutheran Church. He volunteers for various organizations and feels strongly about giving back to his community. He currently studies Government at Grand Canyon University. He and his wife, Shari, have two daughters and have called Avondale home since 1995.
Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson began her term in January 2021. She previously served over 5 years on the Town Council, after being elected to 2 consecutive terms from January 2015 to March 31, 2020 when resigning to run for Mayor. Brigette served as Vice Mayor in 2018. Prior to running for Town Council, Brigette served on the Gilbert Planning Commission for over 14 years. She has also served as the Zoning Hearing Officer and on many Gilbert steering committees and stakeholder groups.
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers is a husband, father, grandfather and devoted public servant who has spent his adult life owning and operating successful businesses, volunteering with non-profit organizations, and serving his community through public service. He and his wife Sandy have been married for 33 years and have lived in Arizona since 1966. Together, they have one daughter and two grandsons. A battle with cancer as a young man gave Mayor Weiers an outlook on life, focused on service, creative problem solving, and enjoying life to the fullest. It is with these values that he diligently serves as Mayor of Glendale every day.
Since taking office in January 2013, Mayor Weiers has actively worked to bring new economic and community activity to Glendale. In just his first year, Mayor Weiers helped the city obtain more than a million dollars in grants for public safety and local non-profit groups, established an annual event to help military veterans, and welcomed many new businesses to Glendale as the City strives to be the most business friendly community in Arizona.
Prior to taking office in Glendale, Mayor Weiers served four terms in the Arizona State Legislature. During that time, he chaired the Natural Resources, Military Affairs and Public Safety, and Rules Committees. Mayor Weiers also served Arizona on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Military Sustainability Task Force.
Throughout his life, Mayor Weiers has been devoted to serving his community. His long and impressive record has earned him recognition for his work on behalf of sportsmen, motorcyclists, and military veterans groups, to name a few.
Mayor Weiers is also an accomplished pilot as well as a member of the Civil Air Patrol with over two decades of flying experience. He owns a hangar and flies out of his home base at the Glendale Airport.
Bill Stipp was elected to his first council term in 2011 and was reelected in 2015 and 2019. His priorities as a Councilmember include: supporting conservative fiscal policies, government efficiency, assisting small businesses, maintaining our up-scale community standards and protecting our neighborhoods with strong public safety agencies.
Bill brings over 30 years of public sector experience to his seat on the council from Illinois, Massachusetts and Arizona which included work on National, State and Regional committees; contract mediation, municipal operations and public sector budgeting. Currently employed as a public sector consultant focusing on operational management, strategic planning and employee development, Bill is also a contractor for the U.S. Army developing and training their Homeland Response Forces.
Bill represents the City on the Valley Metro RPTA Board of Directors and the Valley Metro Audit and Finance Subcommittee. He has previously served on the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) Board of Directors, Council Subcommittee for Boards and Commissions, as the Council Representative to Historic Goodyear Neighborhood Alliance and as the City's alternate to the County's Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC). Bill earned his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University and holds a Bachelors Degree from Southern Illinois University.
A Goodyear resident since 2001, Bill and his wife Lisa, of more than 30 years, have two adult children.
Mr. Charles Huellmantel received his Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Public Administration and Juris Doctor from ASU.
He practiced law in Arizona in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Distinct of Columbia. His additional work experience includes working at Urban Soul Development from 2006 to the present day. There he is the Principal, developer of urban housing and retail, recipient of the Arizona Forward Crescordia Award for multi-family development, recipient of RED multi-family project of the year in 2014 and developer and principal in Flagstaff Extreme adventure course in Flagstaff.
He is the founder and principal of Huellmantel and Affiliates. His law practice focuses on land use and development related issues. Before starting his own firm, Mr. Huellmantel was with Withey, Anderson and Morris. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, United States Attorney's Office, Maricopa County Attorney's Office as a Deputy County Attorney, was a Truman R. Young, Jr. Prosecuting Fellow, and was a Senior Administrator at the Westmarc Truancy Prevention Partner.
Mr. Huellmantel’s awards, boards, and commissions include: former Chairman and Current Member of the City of Tempe Transportation Commission, former Chairman, former Chari of the City of Tempe Ad Hoc Streetcar Committee, board member of the Arizona State Liquor Board, member of the board of the Downtown Tempe Association, former Chairman of the Downtown Mesa Association, former Chairman of the City of Tempe Planning and Zoning Commission and City of Tempe Downtown Redevelopment Commission, and former Chairman, City of Tempe Development Review Commission.
Vincent Manfredi and his family made Maricopa their home in 2010. Upon arriving in Maricopa, he saw a community with great promise and decided to get involved.
He has volunteered his time for many causes in the community helping many non-profit organizations and collecting food donations for our food banks. He set up a pop-up food bank utilizing private funds during the Pandemic of 2020. Manfredi served on the Maricopa Board of Adjustment and the Zoning Re-Write Task Force, which produced a new zoning code in 2014. He is an ardent supporter of youth sports and has volunteered with Babe Ruth League, Maricopa Little League and Maricopa High School Softball.
Manfredi is an advocate for public education and has been devoted to bringing proper funding to Maricopa schools. He understands the need for continual growth and learning new skills in order to keep pace with an ever-changing workplace. He holds a bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Business Administration and Social Sciences with an emphasis on education.
Manfredi’s belief that transportation is a primary driver of economic development led him to represent the city of Maricopa on many regional transportation committees. Improving Maricopa roads, including the SR 347, SR 238 and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway are on the top of his list. His SR 347 efforts are summarized by the acronym MOVE: More lanes, Overpasses and interchanges, Violation enforcement and Education.
Among the organizations of which Manfredi is current a member:
- City of Maricopa Budget and Finance City Council Subcommittee
- Central Arizona Governments Governing Board
- Arizona Rural Transportation Advocacy Council Board of Directors
- Pinal Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors
- Arizona League of Cities & Towns Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Works Committee
- Central Arizona Governments Economic Development District Board
- Maricopa Associations of Governments Transportation Policy Committee
In July, 2022, Manfredi assumed the responsibilities of the mayor when Mayor Christian Price resigned until the City Council selected Mayor Nancy Smith to serve as the permanent successor for the remainder of the term.
John Giles was elected the 40th mayor of Mesa, Arizona, in August 2014. He earned degrees from Brigham Young University in Political Science and Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He has managed his own law firm in downtown Mesa for more than 20 years.
In 1996, Giles was elected to the Mesa City Council and from 1998 to 2000, he served as vice mayor. After his service on the City Council, he remained active in the community and served on 25 boards and committees. He has been very involved in interfaith relations throughout the Phoenix-metro area, including serving on the Board of the Arizona Interfaith Movement. As mayor, he serves on numerous local and regional boards and committees.
Born and raised in Mesa, he graduated from Westwood High School in 1978. Mayor Giles is an active marathoner and triathlete who has completed two full Ironman competitions, 20 marathons and four Boston Marathons. In 2013, he was named “Mesa Man of the Year.” Mayor Giles and his wife, Dawn, have been married for more than 30 years. They have five children and five grandchildren.
Councilmember Shafer serves Peoria's Mesquite District and is a U.S. Air Force Veteran from Luke AFB. He has a Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration, a Masters of Business Administration, and a lean six sigma black belt with over twenty years’ experience in healthcare, finance, and administration. He has served as a member of the Peoria Planning and Zoning Commission, and the chair of both of the city's Bond Advisory and Charter Review Committees. Currently he serves as a Board member for AMWUA. As a Peoria City Councilman, Shafer’s primary focuses are on public safety, water conservation, smart economic growth while preserving open spaces, and quality of life. Councilmember Shafer and his wife have three children and enjoy spending time outside at Lake Pleasant.
Shafer will serve as the interim Mesquite District councilmember until a candidate is elected in the special election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. He was appointed to the MAG TPC in May, 2022.
Since being elected to the Phoenix City Council in 2013, Kate Gallego's entrepreneurial spirit and extensive economic development knowledge have helped transform Phoenix's economy and revitalize the city's transportation system. Kate's proven track record includes leading the campaign to pass Phoenix's citywide transportation plan and spearheading the successful Phoenix Equal Pay Ordinance.
Kate is passionate about building a Phoenix that works for everybody. She led the effort for the city to partner with AARP to better serve older adults. She has worked with Councilwoman Debra Stark to support more young people entering the construction workforce, and Kate has championed innovative partnerships with ASU and the University of Arizona. Kate Gallego believes that everyone should have access to cutting edge medical care, and she has been the city council lead on expanding Phoenix's biomedical campus.
A strong proponent of investing in the infrastructure that Phoenix needs to grow, Kate is a member of the bi-partisan coalition Building America's Future. Her work on infrastructure has earned recognition from Women in Transportation and Friends of Transit. Her work on equity issues has earned her the recognition of the "Courage" Award from the Girl Scouts Cactus-Pine Council, Elected Official of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers Arizona Chapter, and the Rising Leader Award from the Anti-Defamation League. AZ Business Magazine named her as one of the most influential women in business.
Prior to being elected, Kate worked on Strategic Planning and Economic Development for Salt River Project. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2015 the Wharton School of Business named her in its "40 Under 40" list. She is the proud mom of Michael Gallego.
Julia Wheatley was first elected to the Town Council in June 2010, and was re-elected in November 2014, and again in August 2018. She serves on the Town's Budget Committee, the Economic Development Commission, and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. She represents the Town on the League Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee and Maricopa Association of Governments Transportation Policy Committee.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice and is pursuing a Master of Public Administration to extend her great interest in law, politics and local government.
Wheatley, an Arizona native and her husband Benjamin made Queen Creek their home in 2007 and have loved raising their four children in our family-friendly community, Queen Creek.
In the private industry, Wheatley and her husband own a mortgage and real estate company.
Roc is engaged in consulting: focusing on opportunities including transportation, educations and economic development. Roc was formerly President of the East Valley Partnership for 13 years, leading the non-profit business coalition advocacy on issues of regional significance in the PHX East Valley. Prior to accepting the EVP assignment, Roc had 38 years’ experience brokering risk and insurance services to clients of a range of complexity including self-insured programs as well as more traditional fully insured programs. Roc, an Arizona native, lives in Northeast Mesa with his wife Sydney. They have 5 grown children and twenty grandchildren.
Councilwoman Littlefield began her second term on the Scottsdale City Council in January 2019.
Councilwoman Littlefield has 25 years of extensive financial and management experience. She co-founded (with her husband Bob Littlefield, who served three terms on the Scottsdale City Council from 2002 to 2015) and continues to manage a successful Scottsdale-based computer company, NetXpert Systems, Inc.
Her previous professional experience includes several years working in the Budget Office of the City of Plano helping to design and track the departmental budgets for all city departments as well as working to format the Capital Improvement Program for that fast-growing city. In Scottsdale, Kathy worked as the office manager for Petley Greetings, Inc., a local business whose owner was a renowned artist and photographer in Arizona. Kathy also served as the Finance Director for Girls Ranch, a nonprofit company which had been based here in Scottsdale.
Councilwoman Littlefield has been active in a wide variety of community organizations and has held office in many of them. She was a “computer Mom” in her daughter’s school as well as treasurer for many after-school plays and pageants performed at Cochise Elementary. She was Treasurer of North Scottsdale Little League. Councilwoman Littlefield was President of her Civitan Club (an organization that helps developmentally disabled and underprivileged children) and was chosen “Civitan of the Year” for her efforts during her term of office. She also has been active in Special Olympics.
Councilwoman Littlefield has been Treasurer (twice) of her political legislative district and repeatedly was elected as a state committeewoman. Currently she is active in the Daughters of the American Revolution working to help our nation’s veterans and their families, and the Mayflower Society.
Councilwoman Littlefield is a Scottsdale native. She attended the Scottsdale Unified Schools Ingleside Elementary and Arcadia High and graduated with distinction from Arizona State University in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in business education.
Councilwoman Littlefield and her husband, Bob, have been married over 46 years and have two adult children and one grandchild.
Jackie Meck was re-elected in 2012 to a second four-year term as the Mayor of Buckeye. A Buckeye native, Mr. Meck has served previously as town mayor from 1973 to 1975 and as a member of the town council from 1968 to 1975 and from 2002 to 2006.
Mr. Meck is the retired general manager of the Buckeye Water Conservation and Drainage District. Mr. Meck currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), as a member of the MAG Regional Council Executive Committee, as a member of the MAG Economic Development Committee, as Treasurer for the CAN-DO Coalition (Connecting Arizona and Nevada-Delivering Opportunities) Interstate-11 Coalition, and is on the Board of Trustees for the West Valley Hospital. Mr. Meck has also served as Chair on the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Transportation Policy Committee, on the Board of Directors of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, WESTMARC, and Valley Metro RPTA, is a past president of the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Gila River’s El Rio Restoration Project Executive Committee.
Mr. Meck is a past chairman of the city’s Pioneer Days Celebration, and is a member of the Buckeye Elks and Lions Clubs, the Buckeye Valley Museum, the West Valley Fine Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum and Heard Museum.
Mr. Meck and his wife of over 50 years, Verlyne, have three grown children and four grandchildren.
Doug DeClusin is the founder, President and CEO of Sunland Asphalt, a full-service commercial grading, asphalt paving and Heavy Highway contractor. Founded in 1979, Sunland has grown from two to over 350 employees, with offices in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico and revenues reaching $100 million in 2014.
Over the last 35 years, Sunland Asphalt has completed a myriad of projects ranging from highways to parking lots. Sunland Asphalt has completed projects in over 30 states and Mexico. Sunland was named one of the “Top 50 Private Companies in Arizona” by the Phoenix Business Journal. In 2013, Sunland was named one of “Arizona's Fastest Growing Private Companies” and was most recently recognized as a “Top 5 Company in Heavy Construction” by Ranking Arizona, the Best of Arizona Business.
An active participant in the construction industry, DeClusin is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Chapter of The Associated General Contractors where he has been a member since 2007 and is on the Board of Directors for Pantheon Enterprises. He is also an active member of the Executives’ Association of Greater Phoenix. Doug was finalist for Construction Executive of the Year in 2009 by the Construction Financial Management Association and CEO of the Year by Phoenix Business Journal in 2012. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the Boys and Girls Club, Horses Help, the Ronald McDonald charities, as well as the ASU Del E. Webb School of Construction.
Mayor Hall was unanimously selected by the City Council in November 2018 to serve as Mayor of Surprise to fill a vacancy.
Prior to serving in politics and serving three years on the City of Surprise Planning and Zoning Commission, Hall spent several decades working in various capacities in the Hospitality and Real Estate industries. For three years, he was the Vice President of a new home builder and prior to that, he served 10 years as the Senior Vice President of a hospitality company based in Japan. Most of his professional career was spent opening and operating several restaurants and hotels along the west coast.
He has served on a number of City Council Sub-Committees during his time on Council, as well as WESTMARC’s Water & Energy Committee and the Valley Metro RPTA Board. Presently, Hall’s regional service includes a position on the MAG Regional Council, MAG Transportation Policy Committee and involvement with the Kyl Center for Water Policy.
Skip is a Vietnam War Veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star for his outstanding service 1969-1970
David C. Berry is the Vice President of Phoenix based Swift Transportation, the nation's largest Truckload Carrier. Mr. Berry is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in finance. He has been a resident of Phoenix for 42 years and is an active member of the transportation industry. He serves as Director of the American Trucking Association (ATA) and Chair of the ATA Tax Policy and Communications committee. Other transportation activities include serving as Director of the Western Highway Institute, Chairman of the Arizona Highways Users Association, Director of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Governor's CANAMEX Trade Corridor Task Force.
Corey Woods was elected mayor of the City of Tempe in March 2020. In his professional career, he is the chief of staff at ASU Preparatory Academy. Woods is responsible for assisting the managing director with operations, external partnerships and strategic initiatives. He previously served as the chief operating officer for the Greater Phoenix Urban League, director of college and career articulation for the Phoenix Union High School District and director of government relations for the American Lung Association of Arizona.
Woods served as a Councilmember for the City of Tempe from July 2008 – July 2016. He was elected to the Tempe City Council in May 2008 and reelected in March 2012. Woods was instrumental in guiding city policy that led to Tempe's perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s “Municipal Equality Index.” He championed initiatives in the areas of affordable housing and human services while working tirelessly to improve community development standards to attract business investment and protect neighborhoods.
Woods graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in April 2000 with a B.A. in Political Science, and a minor in African-American Studies. After college, Woods was a teaching assistant at ASU for three years. In May 2018, Woods earned a Master of Arts in Educational Policy from ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton College of Education.
Cheryl Lombard is the President and CEO of Valley Partnership, a trade association advocating for responsible development, in Phoenix, Arizona-metro area. Since joining Valley Partnership in 2015, she has received recognition as one of Arizona Real Estate Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Executive Magazine’s Women in Power. She also represents the real estate development industry as a member of the Arizona Steering Committee for the Lower Basin Water Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) and Governor Ducey’s Water Augmentation Council.
Previously, Cheryl was the Government Relations Director for The Nature Conservancy in Arizona. There she led many federal, state, and local policy changes and received recognition including the Arizona Capitol Times Public Policy Leader of Year for the Environment in 2010. While with the Conservancy she also served as the Co-Chair of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Transition Committee on State Lands and as a Member of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s Transition Team.
Before moving to Arizona, she was a senior associate attorney with the political and election law firm of Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk in California. Prior to practicing law, Cheryl was the Director of Public Affairs with Davies Communications in Santa Barbara, California where she headed the Land Use/Real Estate Group.
In addition, Cheryl also served on the staff for Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (CA) and Congressman Cliff Stearns (FL) in both his District and Washington, DC offices. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge, and a Bachelor’s degree from the American University in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the State Bar of California and served as both a Governor Brewer and Napolitano appointee to the Arizona Governor’s Regulatory Review Council from 2008 to 2014.
Vulcan Materials is the country’s largest producer of construction aggregates, with significant aggregate positions in the U.S and Mexico. Vulcan is also one of the nation’s foremost producers of ready mix concrete and asphalt.
Mark has been with Vulcan for 27 years, holding various business and legal positions. Prior to his current role with Vulcan, Mark served as Vice-President of Business Development and Division Counsel for Vulcan’s Western Division, responsible for strategic direction, growth and legal affairs, and as Vice-President and General Manager of Vulcan’s Arizona/New Mexico Region.
Mark graduated with honors from Arizona State University in 1982 and received his law degree from Creighton University in 1985. He also holds an MBA from Arizona State University. Mr. Reardon is admitted to practice in Arizona and before the U.S. District Court for Arizona.
Mr. Reardon’s professional affiliations include the State Bar of Arizona and the Maricopa County Bar Association. He has been appointed by the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives to serve on the Arizona Mining Advisory Council.
Mark is a life member and past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Rock Products Association. He is also a past member of the boards of directors of the New Mexico Mining Association and the Concrete Industry Management Program of the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University.
His community involvement has included memberships on the boards of directors of Arizona Special Olympics and the Boy and Girls Club of the East Valley.
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