AMC Board of Directors

Dawn Grove, AMC Chairwoman

Corporate Counsel, Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (PING)

Dawn Grove is Corporate Counsel for Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, the parent company of PING and related subsidiaries, and has served on the board of directors of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation continuously since 1995. KMC’s main subsidiary, PING, is one of the top three golf equipment brands in the U.S., exports about half of its products outside the U.S. and has earned the most Golf Digest Hot List awards of any golf equipment brand for three straight years (2012, 2013, 2014). Ms. Grove serves as Chairwoman of the Arizona Manufacturers Council (formerly known as the Arizona Association of Industries) and is the longest serving member of its board of directors. In 2015, she was appointed to the U.S. Manufacturing Council, which directly advises the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and other cabinet members on issues related to strengthening U.S. manufacturers and achieving policy solutions that allow them to remain globally competitive.

Prior to going in-house with Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, Ms. Grove practiced law in Los Angeles and Phoenix from 1991-1998 (most recently at Bryan Cave, LLP), primarily representing manufacturers. Her work in environmental litigation inspired her to seek more effective means of assisting clients, such as through public policies that encourage making products in the U.S. while discouraging protracted lawsuits, and helping corporate boards avoid litigation through improved internal policies and comprehensive corporate recordkeeping. She received her doctor of Jurisprudence from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1991.

Ms. Grove is married to Rawleigh Grove and they have three children. She has a black belt in Taekwon-do, mentors young adults, and enjoys golf.

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Steve Macias, AMC Chair Emeritus

President and CEO, Pivot Manufacturing

Steve is a co-owner of Pivot Manufacturing and has been the President and CEO since the company’s inception in 2000. Pivot has grown from a small job shop to a company that does machining, assembly, and contract management, which has resulted in a five-fold increase in sales since 2002.
In addition to sales and financial duties at Pivot, Steve is also involved in promoting the small business community and the manufacturing industry. He currently serves on the Governor’s Council on Small Business and helps to explore and examine ways government can help promote and aid Arizona businesses.
Steve has worked with various congressmen and participated in small business roundtables in order to find ways to encourage small business utilization. He has also worked with staff from the Senate Committee on Small Business and the Minority Business Development Agency in Washington DC on issues ranging from cost of healthcare to contract bundling. A native Arizonan, Steve and his wife Carrie make their home in Central Phoenix with their three boys. He has been involved with his sons as a coach in both Pop Warner football and Little League baseball. Steve earned both his B.S. and his M.B.A. from Arizona State University.

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Jason Bagley

Government Affairs Manager, Intel Corporate Affairs

Jason Bagley has invested more than 20 years as a public affairs professional.  He currently manages regional government affairs for Intel Corporation including the company’s second largest global site, Arizona, as well as community, media and government relations for Intel in Utah, together with Intel’s Innovation in Education initiative.  He also manages public policy for Intel in Colorado.

Previous to Intel, Jason worked as a public relations manager in the high-tech industry as well as public education.  He also enjoyed a two-year stint as on-air talent at KSFI radio in Salt Lake City.  Jason served a 13-year career as a public affairs officer (captain) for the U.S. Army.  He led a 5-person public affairs team during the initial deployment of U.S. forces into Bosnia where he established the public affairs mission for a combat armored brigade.

Jason serves on the boards of several area business associations including the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Arizona Tax Research Association as well as co-chairs the Public Policy Committee for the Arizona Business and Education Coalition.  He is a long-time volunteer leader in the Boy Scouts of America and regularly volunteers in local public schools through Intel’s employee volunteerism initiative.  Jason is a graduate of the University of Utah in Political Science and holds a Master of Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

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Bernie Deutsch, AIA, NCARB

Founder and President, Deutsch Architecture Group

Bernie has been a key player in the architectural/engineering industry in Phoenix for 40 years. Bernie’s experience in providing superior service to a varied clientele in the Corporate sectors has been proven through his successful management of four architectural firms, each of which experienced significant growth under his leadership. Starting his own business in 1981, Bernie has based his organization on the premise that service to the client is paramount. Servicing both public and private clients and working with agencies such as the Arizona Department of Transportation, National Guard and the Economic Development Departments in the Valley’s multiple municipalities bringing retail, commercial, industrial, and high tech jobs to these areas. Bernie has an uncanny knack of working with, and for the public agencies to get projects successfully zoned, permitted, designed and built – bringing the full circle of opportunity to fruition in the Valley. He as been able to deliver projects successfully for over 27 years in a variety of delivery methods including Design-Bid-Build; Design-Build and CMAR in both the public and private sectors.

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John Doran

Member, Sherman & Howard Labor and Employment Department

John Alan Doran is a Member of Sherman & Howard’s Labor and Employment Department and has over 25 years of experience counseling and successfully representing employers in all facets of employment law matters. He regularly represents employers in mass employment, wage/hour class and collective action litigation, as well as employment discrimination, public accommodations discrimination, and wrongful termination litigation. In addition, John represents employers in restrictive covenant and trade secret matters in state and federal courts. He also regularly counsels clients on prevention strategies, executive employment contracts, downsizing and personnel policies.

John is a noted speaker and author addressing labor and employment issues and presents regularly at conferences and trade association events throughout the country. In addition, he is regularly acknowledged as a leading lawyer in his field and has been recognized for his work in labor law by Best Lawyers in America every year since 2007. He was recognized by Best Lawyers in America as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2012 in Phoenix in the area of Labor Law – Management. He has been ranked in Chambers USA in the area of Labor & Employment Law every year since 2005 and has been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers every year since 2007.

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Mark Gaspers

Manager Southwest Region, The Boeing Company

Mark Gaspers serves as Manager for State and Local Government Operations at The Boeing Company in the southwest. Prior to his current position with Boeing, Mr. Gaspers was a Trade Control Specialist in support of Boeing’s Space Exploration division.

Before coming to Boeing, Mr. Gaspers was a policy analyst for defense, homeland security, veterans, and NASA issues for the Senate Republican Policy Committee (RPC) under the chairmanship of Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Mr. Gaspers also served as a senior legislative assistant for Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart and as Senator Kyl’s health care legislative correspondent. He completed the Air Command and Staff College with the Air Force Fellows section while working for Representative Diaz-Balart.

Mr. Gaspers received his master’s degree in national security studies from Georgetown University in 2001. While at Georgetown, he served as an associate editor of National Security Studies Quarterly and worked as a research assistant for the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Mr. Gaspers currently serves on the Arizona Aerospace and Defense Commission and on the board of directors for the Arizona Manufacturers Council. He resides in Tucson with his wife, Dr. Mary Gaspers, and their two children.

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Glenn Hamer

President and CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Glenn Hamer has been president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2006. He has overseen the organization’s development into one of the most respected pro-business public policy entities in the state. In 2011, Hamer led the business community’s successful advocacy for passage of a landmark economic competitiveness package, which was hailed as the most significant job creation legislation passed in the state in a generation. Glenn currently represents the Arizona Chamber on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Committee and Committee of 100, and is a member of the board for the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce, the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Arizona Council on Economic Education. He is also Vice Chair of the Arizona Charter Schools Association, a member of Arizona Ready Education Council, and recently served as Co-Chair of Governor Brewer’s Solar Energy Task Force. In 2013, Glenn was named a Most Admired Leader by the Phoenix Business Journal, and  in both 2013 and 2014 Glenn was named Best Powerbroker by the Arizona Capitol Times.

Hamer has significant experience in energy policy. Before coming to Arizona, Hamer served as executive director of the Solar Energy Industries Association, where he advocated for the return of a residential solar tax credit, strong federal budgets for solar research and development and meaningful state policies to promote solar. Later, Hamer became director of business development and government relations for First Solar.

Other positions Hamer has held in his career include chief of staff to former Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon, executive director of the Arizona Republican Party during a winning U.S. Senate race and as a legislative assistant to Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, where he worked on issues ranging from identity theft, to violent crime to intellectual property reforms.

Hamer is a graduate of Cornell University‘s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Arizona State University‘s College of Law. Hamer lives in Scottsdale with his wife and three daughters. In his free time, he enjoys tennis and learning Hebrew from his three bilingual daughters.

Glenn can be reached at ghamer@azchamber.com.

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Larry Holly

Supervisor – Key Account Management, Southwest Gas Corporation

Larry has been working at Southwest Gas for twenty-six years providing Southwest’s highest profile large commercial and industrial customers with a single point of contact for all interface with the company. In addition to managing his assigned accounts, he supervises a group of engineers who administer to the remaining large users. Larry’s group is responsible for customer interface between Southwest Gas from initial service request through long term technical/contractual support.

Larry has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management from San Jose State University. In addition, he serves on the Economic Development Directors Team at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Manufacturers Council. Larry is also affiliated with the Association of Energy Managers (AEE).

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Doug Holton

Manager Energy Solutions, Salt River Project

Mr. Holton has over 20 years of sales, marketing and account management experience in the electric utility industry with Salt River Project. He developed and manages SRP’s new energy efficient home program, PowerWise Homes, along the account management staff charged with its implementation. During development of the program, Mr. Holton and his staff earned accreditation as Home Energy Raters, as recognized by RESNET and the National Mortgage Bankers Industry. Previous assignments include managing the account management staff for the commercial segment and working as an account manager himself. He has an M.B.A from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona.

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Jeff Homer

Corporate Director for Environmental, Health and Safety, SUMCO Phoenix

Jeff is Corporate Director for Environmental, Health and Safety for SUMCO Phoenix.  He has worked for more than 30 years in various aspects of industrial environmental and safety compliance and in hazardous materials management. He is the immediate past chairman of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Environment Committee.  Jeff also serves on the TRUWEST Credit Union Board of Directors.

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Romina Khananisho

Director of State Government Relations, Honeywell International

Before joining Honeywell, Ms. Khananisho spent seven years with the city of Goodyear, Arizona in a variety of leadership roles.

Since joining the city in 2007 she was commissioned to build and direct four divisions within the City Manager’s office and served as Economic Development Director all while maintaining her responsibilities as the city’s lead lobbyist. She played a key leadership role as a part of the City Managers Executive Management Team as well as the Directors Leadership Team. As the Government Relations Manager, Ms. Khananisho remained responsible for developing and executing federal, state and regional legislative policies; managed federal and state lobbying contracts and worked closely with the Mayor and City Manager on key policy issues.

Before joining the city of Goodyear in 2007, Ms. Khananisho served as Campaign Manager for Proposition 106 Conserving Arizona’s Future Campaign. She was the Director of Public Affairs for Arizona Chamber of Commerce, and a Senior Associate with the public relations firm of DeMenna and Associates in Phoenix.

As a recipient of the Phoenix Business Journal’s prestigious Forty Under 40 award, Ms. Khananisho was recognized for her lobbying efforts and community involvement. She earned her Masters of Business Administration Degree in 2001 from the University of Phoenix, majoring in Global Management, and her Bachelor of Arts Degrees in 1998 from Arizona State University with dual majors in Political Science and Sociology.

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Randall Kimmens

Associate Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development, Maricopa County Community College District

Randall Kimmens has over 30 years of higher education administration and teaching experience primarily in the community college administration.  Randy has a B.S. degree in Sociology from Illinois State University, a MA degree in Education Psychology from Western State College and a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership/Community College Administration from Northern Arizona University.

He has experience as a faculty member, Department Chair, Dean of Students, Dean of Instruction and for the past ten years as Dean of Instruction Business/Technology at Glendale Community College. Currently, and for the past four years he has worked as Associate Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development for Maricopa County Community College District.  Major duties in this position include:

  • Manages workforce development efforts for the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) comprised of ten colleges and two skill centers with enrollment of over 260,000 students.  MCCCD has over 900 occupational educational/training programs.
  • Conducts partnership development and resource development with business, industry, economic development organizations, schools, universities and municipalities to facilitate workforce development training and employment county-wide.

Randall is a board member of the Maricopa County Workforce Board, the Arizona Career/Technical Education Association Board, Arizona Occupational Administrators Council, Arizona Department of Education Career/Technical Education Board, Arizona Economic Development Assn, Arizona Sci Tech Festival Planning Committee and the East Valley Partnership Aerospace and Defense and the Arizona Quality Skills Standards Commission and a variety of other boards. He is involved in a number of workforce committees related to various economic and workforce development associations, chambers of commerce and municipalities.

He has presented workforce development papers and occupational education seminars at national conferences and has won awards for his work in workforce development initiatives.

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Philip J. Lagas, R.G.

Vice President, Brown and Caldwell

Mr. Lagas has more than 24 years of experience managing multidisciplinary waste management and environmental projects, including geologic and hydrogeologic characterization studies, environmental permitting and compliance assessments, and remedial response studies. He earned a Master of Science degree in Geological Sciences and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences and Resource Management – both from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
As Environmental Services Practice Leader, Mr. Lagas provides oversight on environmental projects throughout the southwestern United States. For commercial and industrial clients, he has conducted remedial response investigations, developed and implemented contingency, pollution prevention, and closure/post closure plans, prepared applications for hazardous waste, wastewater discharge, and air quality permits, and conducted audits to evaluate compliance with environmental regulations.
An active participant in several professional organizations, Mr. Lagas serves on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Manufacturers Council of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. For the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), he is an active member of several stakeholder committees providing ADEQ with recommendations for improving its environmental regulatory programs. Two of those committees, the Groundwater Cleanup Task Force and the Soil Remediation Standards Task Force, resulted in legislation and rules that significantly changed the way remedial response projects are conducted in Arizona.
Established in 1947, Brown and Caldwell is a multi-disciplined environmental engineering and consulting firm that provides scientific and engineering services to government and industry. The employee-owned company has headquarters in Walnut Creek, California, and has more than 1500 employees in offices throughout the United Sates. Engineering News Record ranks Brown and Caldwell 6th largest among engineering firms providing sewer/waste systems design and 55th among the nation’s top 500 environmental engineering firms.

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Lucas J. Narducci

Partner, Snell & Wilmer

Lucas Narducci has more than 27 years of experience in environmental and natural resources law. Luke regularly guides clients through administrative hearings, litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, striving to protect their assets and keep their business goals in mind. He has extensive experience in  acquisitions, divestments, expansions, mergers, ventures, operational compliance, employee work space safety, work place and third-party toxic exposures, audits, risk reductions and control methods. He also advises on policy and legislative developments that affect or could impact his clients and their businesses. He has been a lead counsel in the divestment, acquisition, operation, curtailment, reclamation and closure of several copper, gold, coal and uranium mines.

Luke’s practice has taken him across the United States, as well as to Canada, Mexico and several countries in South America. He participates in many significant business, industry and manufacturing associations in order to advance the interests of those associations and his clients, and to influence rule-making, regulatory, policy and legislative processes.

Education

  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1986)
  • University of Arizona (B.A., 1979)

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Energy & Natural Resources (2012-2014)
  • Advocate of the Year Award, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Arizona Manufacturers Council
  • Arizona’s Top Lawyers, Environmental Law, Arizona Business Magazine (2009, 2013-2014)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business®, Environmental (including water rights) (2006-2014)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation (2007-2014)
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Sondra Radcliffe

Sondra Radcliffe

Associate General Counsel, Collins Aerospace

Sondra Radcliffe is the Associate General Counsel for the Interiors business unit of Collins Aerospace. Collins Aerospace Systems is part of the aerospace portfolio of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Collins Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. Collins Aerospace designs, manufactures and services systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. Collins Aerospace Systems employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide with approximate annual sales of ~$23 billion.

In her current role Sondra consults and advises on a wide range of business, compliance, and legal issues, and supports a broad portfolio of products including: aircraft seating, evacuation slides, life rafts, water systems, de-icing systems, aircraft veneers, and interior / exterior lighting systems. Prior to joining Collins Aerospace Sondra worked as a practicing attorney and an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix’s School of Business teaching courses on Business Law. Sondra has also held various positions in finance and accounting, operations and supply chain, and sales and strategy throughout her career. Sondra’s global mindset, business agility, and experience in both business and law make her a valuable asset and business partner.

Sondra has been recognized for her extraordinary legal skills and leadership at the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards. She has also been honored as one of Twenty Women Who Rock by San Diego Metro Magazine. Sondra has been a featured speaker at the Society of Human Resource Management’s Law Day Conference and the Hoyle Cohen Executive Women’s Forum. She has also been highlighted in The Daily Transcript’s Annual Law Week publication for her work in employment law and has published multiple articles in various legal publications and journals. Most recently, Sondra was hand-picked (a total of 64 women among Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney were selected) for a one-year development program intended to accelerate the growth and advancement of women in line leadership roles. The initiative, WILL RISE, is aimed at building, supporting and developing women with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of women thriving in executive P&L positions across Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney.

Sondra received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego in 2001, her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2007, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of San Diego in 2016. Sondra attended the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business’ Executive Leadership program in Singapore in 2017.

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Bill Terry

Program Director, IBM Executive Briefing Center

Bill currently manages the IBM TotalStorage Executive Briefing Center in Tucson, Arizona and the IBM TotalStorage Open Software Center of Competency in San Jose, California. He and his team engage customers, system integrators, software vendors and business partners in understanding IBM’s TotalStorage offerings and solutions along with customized storage workshops, and outbound events on a worldwide scale. The newly opened centers are state of the art facilities developed by Bill and his team providing multi-media briefing rooms, dinning facilities with wireless connectivity and in room, remote and onsite demonstration capabilities of over twenty-five portfolio offerings.

Bill has over twenty five years of experience at IBM and Unisys that includes assignments in Marketing and Sales Support, Product Development, Storage Architecture, OEM Engineering, Program Management, System Test and Product Assurance.

Bill began his career with IBM at Tucson as Director of Engineering in 1999 and has responsible for Enterprise and Midrange Disk Subsystem Development and OEM technical relations. He was directly involved in the early definition and development of the SVC.

Bill career at Unisys included assignments as Vice President of Storage Development, Network Software and strategic product planning. He also served development assignments in midrange and entry servers and headed host bus adapter development along with tours of duty in Quality, Program Management, and Product Support.

Bill enjoys a strong work ethic and has enjoyed all of his previous assignments both those of a business and technical nature. He is activity involved with three of our largest base storage accounts as the storage advocate for Colgate, ADP and UPS; he finds this work some of his most personally satisfying activity.

Bill has a Bachelors of Science degree for the University of LaVerne and additional studies at the Stanford/AEA, Executive Management Program, the University Of Pennsylvania Wharton School Of Business, Executive Program and attending the MIT/Sloan School of Management, Executive Finance program.

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