Board of Directors

The Board of Directors operates under a comprehensive set of bylaws, oversees finances, programs and activities of Arizona State Parks Foundation. Through a memorandum of understanding with the State Parks Board, the Director of Arizona State Parks & Trails serves as a non-voting member. Board members are selected from around the state to ensure representation of various regions, local state parks and differing demographic interests.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

The foundation is aligned with the 2017-2022 5 -Year Plan in presenting four strategic pillars, optimizing system, vitality, conservation, social equity, and thriving individuals and communities.

We will work with and support the agency in implementing improved Programs.

  • Partnerships
  • Human, financial, natural and cultural resources
  • Economic impact
  • Operations
  • Development  and communications

“The beauty and diversity of ASPT are second to none in the country" said Sue Black, Executive Director “The strength of the system is our partnerships and people. As the stewards of the parks, we are laying a path to a sustainable future."

President

Jim Buster
Lobbyist
Phoenix

Treasurer

Gary Hull
Salt River Project
Phoenix

Vice President

Doug Frerichs
Writer
Phoenix

Secretary

Neal Brown
Arizona Public Service
Phoenix

Members

John Drew
House of Representatives Dst 14
Safford

Becky Hays-Rovey
Community Leader/Advocate
Prescott

Kris Kuzdas
Western Water Program
Environmental Defense Fund Phoenix

Frank Long
Dickinson Wright
Phoenix

Jim Steinshouer
Banner Health
Director Care Management
Phoenix

Jim Vieregg
Community Leader
Oro Valley

Kim Knotter
Managing Director

Ex-Officio

Sue Black
Director
Arizona State Parks & Trails

Ken Silwa
Community Relation
Arizona State Parks & Trails