Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona Announces New Board Chair and Executive Committee

PHOENIX, Ariz. (August 10, 2020) –  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ), one of the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in the United States, appoints a new Board Chair and welcomes a new Executive Committee.       

Teresa Strunk, Board Chair

Teresa Strunk will serve as the new Board Chair. Teresa has been passionately serving Big Brothers Big Sisters for nearly 15 years, first as a Big Sister in Washington State, then serving on the Young Professional Council of BBBSAZ after moving to Phoenix in 2009. Teresa served as YPC President before being elected to the Board of Directors in 2014.  She has served on the Governance Committee, as Marketing Committee Chair, and she Co-Chaired the 2018 Big Night Out Gala.  

In addition to her role with BBBS, Teresa and her husband, Casey, own a boutique benefits & HR consulting firm, Strunk Insurance Group. Teresa & the SIG team are committed to providing their clients the expertise and resources they need to develop and manage a successful employee benefits program.  Teresa also loves spending time as a family with Casey and their two young daughters, traveling, fitness, cooking, & spending time with good friends.

BBBSAZ welcomes the following new Executive Committee members:

Jim Mapstead, Owner, Accurate Signs & Engraving Inc. has proudly served as a Board Member since 2015. Jim is a former Big Brother and was the Board Chair from 2018 to 2020, currently serving as the Immediate Past Chair. 

Mike Suriano, CPA, is the CFO for Southwest Foodservice Excellence, LLC. Mike recently served as BBBS Treasurer and the Finance/Audit Committee Chair, and is currently the Agency’s Board Chair Elect.

LeAnn Rudolph, Partner with Eide Bailly LLP, joined the Board in 2019. LeAnn will serve as the BBBS Treasurer and the Finance/Audit Committee Chair.

Kim Wagie, MBA will serve as the Secretary and Program Committee Chair. Kim is Director, Digital Transformation with APS and serves as a current Big Sister.

Bruce Weber, President and CEO of Weber Group, will serve as the Governance Committee Chair. Bruce joined the Board in 2019 after serving as a consultant to the Agency for several years.

Brian Rosella, Senior VP, Land Specialist with Kidder Matthews, will serve as the Recruitment Committee Chair. He has served as a Board Member since 2015 and is a former Big Brother.

Nick Boggs, MBA, Founder of rise & thrive, LLC, will serve as an At-Large Executive Committee member. He joined the Board in 2017 and also serves on the Board Governance Committee. Nick is also a former Big Brother.

Brian Wempen, National Sales Manager at Cox Media, will serve as an At-Large Executive Committee member. Brian also serves on the new Recruitment Committee and is a former Big Brother.

Additional Board members include:

Mario Aniles CPA 
Finance Director, Housing Authority of Maricopa County

Sara Begley
EVP & General Counsel, Copperpoint Insurance Companies

Shane Carlin
Consultant, Point B

David Bones
Vice President, The Kenrich Group LLC

Brent Cannon
Executive VP, Director of Community Banking, National Bank of Arizona

Amy Colbourn 
VP Client Services, OH Partners

Victor M. Foggie, CPCU, ARM 
Regional Field Executive, Southwest Region, Capital Insurance Group

Camille French, MBA
Founder and Principal Consultant, Amerisource HR Consulting Group LLC

Pam Giannonatti 
Corporate Affairs Manager, Fry’s Food Stores 

Kate Hickman
SVP, Treasury Management Sales, Alliance Bank of Arizona

Caleb Jay, JD
Senior Counsel, Arizona Diamondbacks

Johnny Key 
Manager of Energy Services, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold 

Matt Manoogian
Co-Owner/Founder, Realtor, Good Company Real Estate

Karie Montague
Chair, Vistage AZ

Adriana Murrietta 
Executive Director, Pharos Foundation 

Howard Nute
USE Properties Member

Summer Oliver, MBA
Assistant Vice President, Macerich

Michael Sabetta
Senior Vice President/Senior Private Banker, UMB Private Bank

Clarence Stallings 
Vice President & Managing Director, Fidelity Investments 

Thiru Thangarathinam
Founder & CEO, MST Solutions

Brian Wood
Founder, Mars Coaching

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