We are excited to introduce Class 28! These individuals represent a wide range of talents, backgrounds and interests. From small business owners to employees of large corporations, from insurance to PR, technology, finance, government and more – members of Class 28 share a common bond already in their passion for learning and commitment to community service.
Fun facts about Class 28: One specializes in baking vegan desserts. One was born in Germany. Three are City of Scottsdale employees. Class 28 includes a former restaurant owner, and a certified paramedic. One co-founded Tennis with a Cause, and another helped found Keep Scottsdale Beautiful. One is a former NFL player, with the Chiefs and the Raiders. One is a singer with ProMusica Arizona. One owns a disaster clean-up company, and one publishes a magazine. One has 7 siblings, and another lives with three rescued cats. Eight members of Class 28 have earned MBAs; others have earned degrees in metallurgical engineering, political science, the arts, and in many other disciplines. Among them as well is a former vice president of the Carver Museum; plus a current 4H volunteer, motorcycle race organizer, and a law enforcement administrator.
Andrea Aker, Aker Ink Public Relations
Tom Avery, Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (STARS)
Mike Beck, Scottsdale Public Library
Vicky Behne, Touchpoint Publicis
Justin Boyd, City of Scottsdale
Lexie Carlson-Fabor, Engel & Volkers – Sandra Wilken Partners
Dara Cercone, Silverleaf
Mike Davis, DMB Associates, Inc.
Myron Douglass, Discover Financial Services
Alexandra Duemer, McCormick Ranch Lifestyle
Manuela Emmrich, Henkel
Alison Goodman, Scottsdale Quarter
Barry Graham, Wallace, Plese + Dreher, LLP
Bridgette Haley, Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation
Bud Heintz, Pogson & Matt Wealth Management Group
Lois Kinsella, Intel Corporation
Rebecca Knight, SkyTouch Technology
Mike Kobashi, West Pharmaceutical – Tech Group Division
Brian LaGreca, Prisma Graphic Corp.
Beverly Lemoine, PMT Ambulance
Stacy Lloyd, Lloyd Media Group LLC
Verle Martz, Salt River Materials Group
Tom Melton, Scottsdale Police Department
Lori Meyerowitz, Scottsdale Insurance Company
Chris Milliken, Resolution Fire + Flood, LLC
Kate Nason, Intel Corporation
Jeffrey Ortagus, DC Ranch Community Council
Jennifer Pastiak, Spooner Physical Therapy and Tru Realty
Joanna Peyton, Early Warning Services
Lisa Randall, Partners for Paiute
Christina Robinson, Henkel
Gordon Samuel, Arizona Public Service Co.
Sara Schnirring, Mayo Clinic
Darin Shebesta, Jackson Financial Advisors, Inc.
Rodney Smith, Helping Hands for Freedom & First Financial Equity Corporation
Ruth Valencia, SRP
Megan Wall, Valley of the Sun United Way
David Wilson, Scottsdale Insurance Company
Jason Wong, Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders