Changing of the Guard in Downtown Phoenix

October 14th, 2013

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Downtown Phoenix Partnership Inc. (DPP) today held a regular meeting of its Board of Directors at University of Arizona College of Medicine, in the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium.

Photo by Al Bravo. Courtesy of University of Arizona.

On the agenda was an impressive number of changes to DPP’s board and officers, including nominations, officer appointments and shifts of some board members to the Board of Directors for Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI).

Existing Board members reappointed to the board:

Chevy Humphrey, AZ Science Center
Dick Bowers, Herberger Theater Center
Todd Kindberg, National Real Estate Advisors
Don Henninger, Phoenix Business Journal

The following are new appointments to the board:
Paige Lund, Renaissance Hotel
Jeff Moloznik, RED Development/CityScape
Chris Bilotto, REIT Management/Arizona Center
Ralph Marcetta, US Airways Center
Commander Jeff Alexander, Phoenix Police Department
Petra Nixon, APS Facility Director
Steve Banta, Valley METRO
Shirley Mays, Phoenix School of Law

The outgoing DPP Board Officers are:
Chairman: Don Brandt, APS
Vice Chairman: Ron Butler, Ernst & Young LLP
Treasurer: Todd Kindberg
Secretary: Mike Ebert, RED Development
President/CEO and Assistant Secretary: David Roderique

Officers Don Brandt and Mike Ebert have now departed the DPP board to join board of DPI. Given this, the Nominating Committee of the DPP board recommended the following slate of DPP Board Officers, effective immediately and running through December 2014.

Chairman: Ron Butler
Vice Chairman: Todd Kindberg
Treasurer: Chevy Humphrey
Secretary: Rick Naimark, City of Phoenix
President/CEO and Assistant Secretary: David Roderique

Also on the agenda was an update from David Krietor, CEO of DPI. In addition to Brandt and Ebert, Derrick Hall (Arizona Diamondbacks), Jason Rowley (Phoenix Suns) and Ed Zito (Alliance Bank of Arizona) will be departing the DPP board to take seats on the newly formed Board of DPI. See the full list of DPI Board of Directors here.

Krietor also announced that an affiliate agreement between DPI and Phoenix Community Alliance has now been approved, and Dorina Bustamante has been hired as a consultant to support PCA’s membership development efforts.