Sun Corridor Inc. (formerly TREO) Board of Directors has announced the following new leadership positions for the Fiscal Year 2015-16 beginning July 1:
Chairman of the Board: Dennis R. Minano, Managing Director, CMM; VP of Public Policy and Chief Environmental Officer, General Motors (ret)
Vice Chairman/Chairman-Elect: David G. Hutchens, President & CEO, Tucson Electric Power, UniSource Energy Services and UNS Energy Corporation
Immediate Past Chairman: Guy Gunther, VP Operations, Arizona, CenturyLink
Secretary/Treasurer: Greg White, VP of Finance and CFO, Raytheon Missile Systems
President & CEO: Joe Snell
“It is a privilege to assume a leadership role in Sun Corridor Inc., with its expanded geography and new mission to serve all of Southern Arizona,” said Denny Minano. “We are in the midst of a convergence of national and international events, along with regional community initiatives, which present significant economic development opportunities to us today. The collective assets of Southern Arizona as a megaregion, combined with Mexico’s economic growth, lead to a strategic position and strength not seen anywhere else.”
Sun Corridor Inc.’s 17-member Chairman’s Circle serves as a key advisory group for business development strategy. Anthony Smith, chair, Pinal County Board of Supervisors, joins the Chairman’s Circle.
The Board of Directors is comprised of 57 leaders from private, public, academia and nonprofit sectors to provide governance and perspective on accelerating economic development. New Board members include Tom Dickson, CEO, Banner University Medical Center, Tucson and South Campus; Marc Fleischman, president, BeachFleischman; Patrick Call, chair, Cochise County Board of Supervisors; Jacqueline Bucher, VP, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Roche Tissue Diagnostics and Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.; Garry Brav, president & CEO, BFL Construction; and Nancy Johnson, interim CEO, El Rio Community Health Center.
“We’re thrilled to continue adding top regional leadership to our ranks,” said Joe Snell. “We have put together the right critical mass of leaders to represent Southern Arizona to the world stage of business decision makers.”
TREO (Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities) officially changed its name to Sun Corridor Inc. on July 1 to reflect an expanded mission and program of work across Southern Arizona.
Starting August 1, 2015 Sun Corridor Inc. will be located at 1985 East River Rd, Suite 101, Tucson, AZ 85718. Phone numbers remain the same.
During the Fiscal Year 2014-15, the organization worked with 16 new and expanding companies, representing nearly 4,000 new direct jobs for Southern Arizona. These companies represent $157 million in capital investment and a total economic impact of $2.58 billion. 75% of the companies are in targeted industries.