Chair’s Message

As 2019 is in full swing, the list of what is going right in the Central Phoenix corridor is a long one that provides much to celebrate for our residents, city and state. Terrific cities have a personality and a vibe that is uniquely their own.  And a vital urban core is often a critical driver in what makes a city great.  Civic pride happens in collaboration between neighbors, neighborhoods, corporate citizens, smart government, and willing investors who collectively foster a “can do” spirit that welcomes all people and makes room for new ideas.

Anyone who has been in Phoenix for a long time or even the last few years can easily see that Central Phoenix is on the move in a big way.  It feels like we have reached a tipping point and momentum is full throttle.   At almost every turn, there is something noteworthy going on across a wide range of sectors: multifamily housing, infill development, neighborhood revitalization, university expansion projects, new construction, restaurants, museums, Roosevelt Row’s national prominence, and sports and entertainment venues.  Where challenges remain, I am confident that solutions will follow.  It is truly an exciting time to live, work and play in Central Phoenix.

Invitation

You are invited to connect with PCA though our newsletter and website, and join us as we work together to build this great place we call home.

 

Diane Haller

“As a longtime member of Phoenix Community Alliance, it is especially gratifying to see how diverse the revitalization and development projects are in the Central Phoenix corridor. The heart of Phoenix is alive and well.”

Executive Committee

Officers & Committee Chairs

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Diane Haller
Partner, Quarles & Brady

Chair: 3-year term ending Dec. 2020

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Kurt Schneider
President, LD Schneider & Associates

Vice Chair: 3-year term ending Dec. 2022

Graffiti Hotline Chair

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Carol Poore, PhD
Private Professional

Vice Chair: 3-year term ending Dec. 2020

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Beau Lane
CEO, Laneterralever

Vice Chair: 3-year term ending Dec. 2020

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Jon Brodsky

Executive Director

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Christina Noyes
Attorney, Gust Rosenfeld

Secretary: 2-year term ending Dec. 2022

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Howard Epstein
National Executive, OREO/Real Estate Sales, B of A

Treasurer: 2-year term ending Dec. 2022

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Mo Stein
Principal, HKS Architects

Immediate Past Chair,

Homelessness Committee Co-Chair

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Catrina Kahler
President, Artlink Inc.

Arts, Culture & Public Life Chair

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Billy Shields
Hansji Group

Central City Planning & Development 

Co-Chair

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Matthew Seaman
Principal and Development Partner, Metrowest Development

Central City Planning & Development

Co-Chair

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Heidi Schaefer
Director, Corporate Taxation, SRP

Education Committee Chair

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Larry Lazarus
Partner, Lazarus, Silvyn & Bangs

Hance Park Fundraising

Co-Chair

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Tim Sprague
Principal, Habitat Metro

Hance Park Fundraising

Co-Chair

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Sheila Harris, PhD.
Private Professional

Homelessness Committee Chair

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Lisa Perez
Private Professional

Health & Bioscience Chair

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Joel McCabe
COO, Trellis

McDowell Rd. Revitalization

Co-Chair

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Dr. Steve Narang
CEO, Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix

McDowell Rd. Revitalization

Co-Chair

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Bryan Albue
Attorney, Sherman & Howard

Membership Development

Chair

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Krista Shepherd
Principal, Gould Evans

Multi-Modal Connectivity

Co-Chair

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Rick Naimark
Associate VP for Program Development Planning, ASU

Multi-Modal Connectivity

Co-Chair

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Ruben Alvarez
Managing Partner, Molera Alvarez

Public Affairs Chair

Members at Large

Ruben Alonzo, Executive Director, Community & Municipal Relations, ASU

Steve Sorrentino, GM Energy Center Phoenix, Clearway Energy

Steve Zabilski, Executive Director, Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Board of Directors

Officers

Diane Haller, Chair

Kurt Schneider, Vice Chair

Carol Poore PhD, Vice Chair

Beau Lane, Vice Chair

Devney Preuss, Executive Director

Christina Noyes, Secretary

Howard Epstein, Treasurer

Mo Stein, Immediate Past Chair

Committee Chairs

Catrina Kahler, Arts, Culture & Public Life

Billy Shields, Central City Planning  & Development

Matthew Seaman, Central City Planning & Development

Heidi Schaefer, Education

Kurt Schneider, Graffiti Hotline

Larry Lazarus, Hance Park Fundraising

Tim Sprague, Hance Park Fundraising

Lisa Perez, Health & Bioscience

Sheila Harris, PhD, Homelessness Committee

Mo Stein, Homelessness Committee

Joel McCabe, McDowell Road Revitalization

Dr. Steve Narang, McDowell Road Revitalization

Bryan Albue, Membership Development

Rick Naimark, Multi-Modal Connectivity

Krista Shepherd, Multi-Modal Connectivity

Ruben Alvarez, Public Affairs

Director Level Members

Chris Anderson, Managing Director, Hines

Victor Burrola, Community Development Officer, Arizona, Wells Fargo

Chris Callahan, Dean, ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Dave Todd, General Manager Phoenix, Transdev Services Inc.

Dawn Hart, Co-Managing Director, Principal, Gensler

Steve Jennings, Associate State Director, AARP

Chad Kemper, Director of Sales, 12 News/Tegna

Dr. Steve Narang, CEO, Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix

Alvaro Sande, Development Principal, Katerra

Heidi Schaefer, Director, Corporate Taxation, SRP

Krista Shepherd, Principal, Gould Evans

Barbara Snyder, Phoenix Campus Director, University of Phoenix

Jackie Thompson, Community Affairs & Grassroots, Southwest Airlines Co.

Julie Trujillo, Director, External Relations, UA Eller College of Management

Mark Watson, Project Development Manager, Hensel Phelps

Jay Zaghloul, Director, Business Development, Clearway Energy

Members at Large

Maria Baier, SVP of Communications and Public Affairs, Phoenix Suns

Joseph Benesh, Director, Phoenix Center for the Arts

Terry Burke, President Southwest – Music, Live Nation

Chris Burson, SVP of Commercial Real Estate, Alliance Bank of AZ

Brian Cassidy, President, CCBG Architects

Mike Ebert, Managing Partner, RED Development

Greg Falls, Attorney, Sherman & Howard

Sandra Ferniza, Private Professional

Lisa Glow, CEO, Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)

Jay Hicks, Design Principal, Dig Studio

Ryan Kerr, Principal, True North

Melanie LaDue, Gives Back Lead, Tuft & Needle

Kendra Lee, Area Manager, APS

Michael Lieb, President, Michael A. Lieb, Ltd.

Mark McLaren, VP, HDR

Jim McPherson, Private Professional

Eva Olivas, Executive Director/CEO, Phoenix Revitalization Corporation

Dominic Papa, Founder, Institute for Digital Progress AZ

Tim Sprague, Principal, Habitat Metro

Mark Stratz, SVP | City Leader, Transwestern

Kate Wells, President & CEO, Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Brad Woodman, Office Director/Vice President, SmithGroup

Steve Zabilski, Executive Director, Society of St. Vincent de Paul