District Sales Manager for Nestle USA. 34+ years sales and sales management for Kraft Pizza Company and Nestles USA. Anthem, Arizona.
Margaret Fippinger, M.Ed.
M.Ed Leadership, B.S. Education with a minor in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University. Margaret has worked with curriculum, state standards, conducted staff development, and taught grade four through college. Phoenix, Arizona.
Mary Alice Hegreness, B.A.
Agent, Hegreness Realty, LLC in Anthem, Arizona. 20+ years in the field of education. B.Ed. Oregon State University responsible for reading programs for all grade levels in the Reynolds School District in Troutdale, Oregon. Anthem, Arizona.
Greg Korpita, M.B.A. (Vice-Chairman)
Finance and operations executive with 20+ years in business. Previous owner of Interim Healthcare, a privately held company. M.B.A., University of Hartford, and a B.A. economics, St. Anselm’s College. Anthem, Arizona.
Dr. Fred Laughlin
Fred is a partner with The Andringa Group consulting with nonprofit boards and their CEOs. His specialty is in developing board policy manuals and he has co-authored a book on the subject, published in 2007. He is an adjunct professor of leadership at Grand Canyon University and an instructor in the National Center for Leadership in Washington, DC. Anthem, Arizona.
An entrepreneur at heart, Cathy serves the for-profit and nonprofit sectors in a number of different capacities. As Founder and CEO of Midas Capital Management, Desert Gardens Properties and other she oversees the operations of these companies. In addition, she is currently Executive Director for the Christine Ostwinkle Foundation for Lupus, Executive Director for the Oliva Family Foundation for Education, Executive Advisor for Shannon Hoffpauir Ministries, Executive Advisor for Adventure Academy, and Board Member for the Peoria Education Foundation.
Dr. Jack Preus
National Director of People Development, Educational Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) growing school networks (HOPE Christian Schools and EAGLE College Prep public charter schools) as well as its Christian wraparound programs (Compass Educational Programs). Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, UCLA., Gilbert, Arizona.
Brad Stewart, B.B.A. (Secretary)
Vice President-Treasury and Financial Risk Management at Knight-Swift Transportation and is a licensed CPA in Texas and Arizona. B.B.A. in finance and accounting, B.A. in mathematics from Abilene Christian University in Texas. Phoenix, Arizona.
Matt, Sr. Project Consultant, Immedia, LLC, Scottsdale, has 26 years of sales and AV credentials working in consultative sales, territory, and project management. With a solid understanding of technology tools and applications Matt leads the sales team in providing state-of the-art technology solutions to achieve a differentiated learning experience.
Gary Yiatchos, M.B.A. (Board Chairman)
Retired senior executive with 35+ years of merchandising and marketing experience with Federated and Saks Department Store Groups. He also served as a marketing and client advocate for key national and regional retail clients on using customer data for engagement and communication strategies. M.B.A., University of Washington, B.A. marketing and organizational behavior, SPU. Anthem, Arizona.
Nate Kretzmann, M.Ed. CFRE
Executive Director, Board Ex-officio
M.Ed., Administration, B.A., Education from Concordia University Irvine, California. He holds a Superintendents Certification from ACSI and in addition has earned international certification as a professional fundraising executive-CFRE. Nate also has ‘minister of religion’ certification from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Phoenix, Arizona.