BIZ - 2021-05-01



Biz Chamber

THREE NEW BOARD members joined the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in January. They are: – After 12 years in higher education, Veronica joined the Arizona Community Foundation in 2016. She works with donors and fundholders, and other community partners to grow charitable assets and enhance community impact through strategic grantmaking and scholarships. A native Yuman, her strengths shine in community development, nonprofit sustainability, and philanthropic advising. Veronica developed a deep passion for charitable work as a grant writer and program manager. She received a BA in Social Work from Arizona State University, focusing on community organization and a Master’s Degree in Planning, Administration and Community Practice and Sustainability from the same school. Outside of her work with ACF, Veronica is very involved in the community and serves on various nonprofit boards, committees, and councils. She is mom to Benjamin, a 5th grader and Lego architect, and two-year-old Thomas, who is just learning about the world around him. Veronica is usually singing nursery rhymes or learning something new in the kitchen in her spare time. They joined incumbent board members: OFFICERS • • • Lisa Reilly, Yuma Sun, Board Chair Chris Wheeler, Prison Hill Brewing Co., Chair-Elect Jeff Byrd, 1st Bank Yuma, Past Chair DIRECTORS • Reetika Dhawan, Arizona Western College • Bill Regenhart, Yuma Sun • Dr. Michael Sabath, NAU Yuma • Rodney Short, Caballeros de Yuma • Regina Twomey, APS Many thanks to our outgoing Board Members: Howard Blitz, The Freedom Library; Adrian Elder, Yuma Investment Group Wealth Management; Paul Brierley, Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture; and Art Morales, National Bank of Arizona. BIZ | May-June 2021



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