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Board of Directors

Since its formation in 1973, the Authority has been governed by a highly distinguished group of community leaders who serve six-year terms. It is through their commitment and talents that the Authority has continued to serve the State of Arizona with excellence and distinction.

Name Appointed Term Expiration
Andrew M. Cohn
Board Member
District 2
Appointed 06/12/19 Term Expiration 12/17/25
Steven Bales, Jr.
Board Member and Past President - 2017-2018
District 4
Appointed 01/08/14 Term Expiration 12/17/21
Rebecca L. Burnham
Board Member
District 3
Appointed 12/13/17 Term Expiration 12/17/23
Ronald J. Castro, Jr.
First Vice President
District 4
Appointed 07/20/16 Term Expiration 12/17/21
Lisa A. James
Secretary/Treasurer and Past President 2011-12 and 2016-2017
District 3
Appointed 04/05/06 Term Expiration 12/17/23
Jim Rounds
Second Vice President
District 1
Appointed 05/10/17 Term Expiration 12/17/23
Maria Spelleri
District 5
Appointed 01/13/16 Term Expiration 12/17/21
Jeremey Stawiecki
Board Member and Past President 2018-2019
District 1
Appointed 12/10/14 Term Expiration 12/17/25
Ronald L. Westad
Board Member and Past President 2019-2020
District 2
Appointed 04/22/15 Term Expiration 12/17/25
Maricopa County IDA

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine $7,500,000


Southwest College took advantage of tax-exempt financing to build their state-of-the-art facility to train professionals in the field of naturopathic medicine.

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