Maureenis the Senior Vice President of Global Fraud Risk Management at American Express (AXP) with global oversight for end-to-end Fraud Risk Management covering strategy, policy, capability, analytics, and worldwide fraud loss prevention.
AFW Founder | Chief Executive Officer of Caring Capital, LLC
Dr. Seymann is Chief Executive Officer of Caring Capital, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in creating innovative solutions for community collaboration, legacy creation and the compassionate use of capital. Full bio (PDF).
Kathy is the current chair of the Finance Committee and Vice-chair of the Board of Directors. She is in her third year of Board service. Kathy is a CPA and held previous positions as a CFO at Banner Health hospitals and business units, and in public accounting at Ernst & Young.
Communications & Marketing Chair
Yvette is the communications manager for the city of Phoenix’s Information Technology Services Department, working closely with the city’s chief information officer. Full bio (PDF).
Susan Thrasher, MD, PhD
Fund Development Co-Chair
Dr. Thrasher is a retired Family Physician who practiced for 10 years as a partner in the largest Family Medicine Practice in the Capital Region of New York State.
As the CEO of Kefi Catalyst, Cynthia is passionate about creating and delivering transformational leadership programs, strategic planning, growth consulting and coaching to Business Owners, leaders and their teams in the AEC industry. Full bio (PDF).
Elisa de la Vara
Elisa de la Vara is Chief Community Officer and a member of the executive management team at the Arizona Community Foundation.
Erin currently serves as the Global Controller of Apollo Global, a worldwide education provider with operations located in Europe, Australia and Latin America with over $500 million in annual revenue. Full bio (PDF).
Nandini is the co-founder and chief operations officer of Cactus Semiconductor, a fabless semiconductor company that provides innovative application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for its customers. Full bio (PDF).
Mary Spina Wheeler is a nationally-recognized expert in higher education and nonprofit accounting, finance and administration. Full bio (PDF).
Monica has had a diverse and successful legal career, which has led her to focus her practice on mediation. During her career she has been, and continues to be, a judge pro tem with the Maricopa County Superior Court, an adjunct professor, legal commentator/analyst and radio host. Full bio (PDF).
Laurie has worked with Ernst & Young for over 30 years and specializes in providing financial, accounting and transactional services to clients in the healthcare and not-for-profit industries. Full bio (PDF).
Research, Advocacy & Program Co-Chair
Andrea is Director at Morrison Institute for Public Policy, an applied research institute at Arizona State University. Previously, Whitsett held a variety of positions within the Institute including associate director, senior research analyst, and special projects manager. Full bio (PDF).
Stephanie is the Corporate Lean Manager,at Rosendin Electric. In this current role, she trains and educates teams on the value of Lean construction. Full bio (PDF).
Michael Strati, CLF is the Chief Development Officer for Northwestern Mutual – Southwest. In his role, Mike is responsible for leadership development, market growth, business development, practice management, talent acquisition, training, and the internship program. Full bio (PDF).