National Board of Advisors

The Eller College National Board of Advisors is a network of alumni, supporters, and friends of the College who play a vital role in resource development, communications, and policy.

Members and their organizations provide input and expertise, donate money and equipment, offer internships and jobs, host site visits and class projects, and underwrite scholarships and faculty research.

Board members visit the College regularly to attend Board meetings and participate in student-focused events.

Larry Abramson
Red Book Connect
Chris Ackerley
Managing Director
Ackerley Partners, LLC
Barbara Allen
President (Retired)
Proactive Partners
Laurence M. Baer
President and CEO
San Francisco Giants
John A. Bardis
Founder, Chairman, President, and CEO 
MedAssets, Inc.
Betsey Bayless
CEO (Retired)
Maricopa Integrated Health System
Bruce Beach
Beach, Fleischman & Co., P.C.
Fred T. Boice
Boice Financial Company
Teresa Briggs
Managing Partner, Silicon Valley 
Deloitte & Touche
Scott Brittenham
Co-founder, President & CEO
Clean Energy Capital LLC
Ronald Butler
Arizona Managing Partner
Assurance and Advisory Business Services 
Ernst & Young
Susan R. Butler
Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute
Brian Cary
Manager of Forecasting, Research, and Economic Development
Salt River Project
Jerry Cohen 
Vice Chairman and CEO
Canyon Ranch
Henry Granillo Corral
Corporate Services Americas Region Controller
Intel Corporation
Andy Coumides
Phoenix Audit Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Donald R. Diamond
Diamond Ventures, Inc.
Robert Eckert
Chairman of the Board and Former CEO
Mattel, Inc.
Karl Eller
The Eller Company
Robert A. Elliott
The Elliott Accounting Group
Pat Engels
Executive Vice President of Product and Marketing (Retired)
Qwest Corp.
David Freshwater
The Freshwater Group, Inc.
Jay L. Geldmacher
Executive Vice President
Emerson Power Network
Embedded Power and Computing Group
Bruce Gissing
Executive Vice President, Operations (Retired)
Boeing Commercial Airplane Group
Phil Hagenah
Executive Producer and President (Retired)
Film House Inc.
Janell Jellison
Long Realty Company
William Kyte
RCM Capital Management
Maria Lacal
Vice President, Operations Support
Arizona Public Service Company
Olden C. Lee
Senior Vice President (Retired)
PepsiCo, Inc.
Paul Lindsey
Southern Arizona Holdings
Schuyler W. Lininger
Patron Grande
Raven Management Group, Inc.
George Livermore
President, Database Solutions
First American Financial
L. Ben Lytle
Univita, LLC
Norman P. McClelland
Shamrock Foods Company
Nancy McClure
First Vice President
CBRE, Inc.
Fletcher J. McCusker 
Sinfonia HealthCare Corporation
Christopher M. McGuire
Vice President/Director
H. N. & Frances C. Berger Foundation
Jeffrey D. McKeever
Chairman and CEO
Mark Mistler
President, Southern Arizona
Compass Bank
Chad Montgomery
Deloitte Services LP
James Muzzy
MZ Partners
Lisle W. Payne
Jackson Street Partners
Jeffrey A. Rein
Chairman and CEO (Retired)
Joey Rodolfo
Director of Design for Men's Sportswear
Tommy Bahama
Warren S. Rustand
Providence Service Corporation
Peter W. Salter
President and CEO (Retired)
Salter Labs
Teri Spencer
President and CEO
Ephibian, Inc.
Jay Stein
Sandor Development Co.
Martha Taylor Thomas
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Tracy R. Thomas
National Brands, Inc.
Christine J. Toretti
Chair and CEO
Palladio, LLC
Jon O. Underwood
President (Retired)
Desert Mountain Properties
Terry Valeski
Vice Chairman
Gregory Vaughan
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Emeritus and Ex Officio Members

Louise L. Francesconi
President, Missile Systems and Vice President (Retired)
Raytheon Company
Emeritus Member
Brian D. Lesk
Ultimate Consignment
Emeritus Member
Dennis H. Lyon
Russ Lyon Realty Company
Emeritus Member
Kenneth R. Smith
Eller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics
Eller College of Management
Ex Officio Member
J. Burgess Winter
Mining Advisor
Emeritus Member


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