Chairperson for Board of Directors
John currently serves as one of six Principal partners in the public affairs firm Triadvocates, based in Phoenix, Arizona. Triadvocates is one of the largest and most respected firms of its kind in Arizona, and represents more, and more diverse clients than any other single firm of its kind in the State. The “Tri” in Triadvocates conveys the fact that the firm’s work takes place at the Federal, State and Local levels of government. Their scope of business includes policy and advocacy, government marketing and procurement, and economic development support. John co-leads the Government Marketing business line, primarily focused on working with technology companies to help identify strategic solutions and effective tools to help improve government service and/or reduce costs.
Secretary for Board of Directors
Kristin grew up in South Dakota where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Black Hills State College. Kristin has been with Intel since 1987 and is currently the Senior Administrative Assistant for the Arizona Intel Corporate Affairs Department. In her spare time she enjoys Opera, Broadway Series at ASU’s Gammage Auditorium and the Phoenix Theater. Kristin has attended Jazzercise classes for 25 years. Kristin’s first job at the age of 15 was a gas station attendant.
Treasurer for Board of Directors
Sue was the first Program Administrator for ReUseAZ who initiated their personal assistance program. She holds a Masters degree in Technology from ASU which focused on hazardous materials and waste management. She worked at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in the Pollution Prevention Unit for 5 years and as a consultant in the environmental, health and safety field. Sue also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business – Finance from the University of Connecticut.
Board of Directors
Jonathan is an attorney, licensed to practice in Arizona, New Jersey and New York. Before establishing roots in Arizona in 2006, he practiced for ten years at a small, general practice law firm in Garden City, New York. From 2006 until 2010, Jonathan was associated with a law firm in downtown Phoenix, where he concentrated in creditors’ rights. After establishing and operating his own law practice for 14 months, he recently accepted a position as an Assistant Attorney General, where he represents the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Jonathan is the proud father of three boys, and he enjoys spending time as a Little League coach, and as a Sunday School teacher.
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Dottie received her Masters in Education from ASU and has been teaching 5th grade at Kyrene del Cielo Elementary for twelve years. She enjoys traveling with her husband and looks forward to retiring in the next year.
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Louise received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University and her Post – Baccalaureate degree from Ottawa University. She has been honored over the years by receiving recognition from the PASS (Partners Advancing Student Success) Program, the Arizona Science Center for her contributions in developing Biotechnology modules for middle school students, the CAMLA (Arizona Middle Level Association) ‘Educator of the Year’ and Charros ‘Teacher of the Year’ awards. She has been teaching Technology Education and Career Exploration for the past 13 years in the Scottsdale Unified School District.
Diana S. Dean-Spurgeon
Diana, CPCU, ASLI, CPIW joined the insurance industry in 1967 while still in college. In 1990, she moved to Scottsdale Insurance Co as the Director of Professional Liability Underwriting. She retired from Scottsdale Insurance Co in April, 2007. Diana received her BA from Indiana University and an MA from DePaul University. She has served on the several local boards of the NAIW (National Association of Insurance Women), and the Indianapolis and Arizona boards of CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters) She received the PLUS Founders Award in 2001 and the CPCU Yorrick DeSouza Service award in 2007. Since retiring, she has begun volunteering for Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic and Treasures 4 Teachers. Other activities include yoga, tai chi and golf.