Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club elects 11 members to new positions

The Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club is excited to announce the election of its new 2019- 2020 board members.

The nonprofit’s founding single objective is to support children’s charities. The organization does this through fundraising events. Some of the local charities that benefit from these monies include Boys Hope Girls Hope of ArizonaCare Fund,PlayworksBoys and Girls Club of ScottsdaleJunior AchievementPhoenix Children’s Hospital and the #LoveUp Foundation.

“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to lead our club, which was chartered in 1987,” said incoming president, Christopher Maderazzo. “Since then, every member of the Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club has worked tirelessly to make a positive impact to Arizona children’s charities through our fundraising efforts and time spent working directly with the youth.”

More information about each of the newly elected board members can be found below.

Kyle McMillian, Foundation President

McMillian joined UMB Bank in 2006 and has been a commercial lender in the Arizona market since 2008. He has been an active member of the Scottsdale 20-30 Club since 2014, was named Rookie of the Year and previously served as a Treasurer for both the Club and the Foundation. Most recently, McMillian was the 2018 chairman of Brokers for Kids and was the 2018-2019 Club President. He also served on the Board of Directors for Teen Lifeline from 2012-2019 and remains on the organization’s golf committee.

Christopher Maderazzo, President

Maderazzo is the CEO of Canyon State Electric, a local family construction business that recently celebrated 40 years in business. He joined the Scottsdale 20-30 Club in 2016 and was named Rookie of the Year. Maderazzo has previously been elected as vice president of events, membership committee and, most recently, NiteFlite Chairman where he raised a record setting $616,000 for local children’s charities

Ben McRae, NiteFlite Chairman

McRae is the vice president of operations for his family-owned real estate investment firm, McRae Group of Companies. He has been a member of the Scottsdale 20-30 Club since April 2013 and previously served as the international relations officer, vice president of events and vice president of membership.

Kevin Orr, Brokers for Kids Chairman

Orr sells Human Capital Management technology in the major account division of ADP. He has been an active member in the Scottsdale 20-30 Club for four years and has previously served on membership committee and as vice president of events. Orr has been involved with children’s charities for as long as he can remember, including in college with PUSH America and The Ability Experience.

Michael Ratzken, Agents Benefitting Children Chairman

Ratzken is the owner and designated broker of Two Brothers Realty, a family run residential real estate brokerage located in Scottsdale. He joined the Scottsdale 20-30 Club in 2016 and was named the member of the year for 2018.

Taylor Williams, Foundation Treasurer

Williams has been an attorney and partner at Williams & Williams Law, LLC for four years, where he practices estate planning, tax, probate and trust litigation. He has served as a member of the club since 2017 and previously held a board position as club treasurer. Taylor and his wife, Brittany, gave birth to their 4th child, Brecken, in June.

Evan Dahn, Secretary

Dahn works for MNX Global Logistics, a Denver-based same day transportation firm and lives with his wife, Brooke, in McCormick Ranch. This will mark Dahn’s second tour as club secretary and his third year in the club.

Evan Weishar, Treasurer

Weishar is originally from Kansas City, MO and has been a commercial banker at UMB Bank in Phoenix for five years. He has been an active member of the Scottsdale 20-30 Club since 2016 and was previously the club’s international relations officer.

Braydon Dennis, Vice President of Membership —Dennis is a business development manager with Great American Title Agency and has been a member of the Scottsdale 20-30 Club since 2015. Dennis previously served on the membership committee and as Agents Benefitting Children Chairman, where he helped raise a record setting $725,000 for local children’s charities. Dennis and his wife, Alex, were married in June and live in McCormick Ranch with their two dogs.

Drew Butler, International Relations 

Drew Butler is a commercial real estate Broker at Phoenix Commercial Advisors. He has been an active member of the Scottsdale 20-30 Club for the past two years, and this is his first year serving on the Board for the Club. Butler was honored with Scottsdale 20-30’s Rookie of the Year award for his efforts over the past year, which included serving as Director of Liaisons for Brokers for Kids 2019, as well as a lead on the Restaurant Committee for NiteFlite 2018, both record-setting events.

Corey Shano, Second VP of Events

Shano is the Vice President at Associated Sign Company, a family-owned and operated full service Sign Company based in Phoenix. Shano joined the Scottsdale 20-30 Club in 2015 and was named Member of the Year in 2017. He has served on multiple NiteFlite committees and was the NiteFlite Gala Co-Director in 2018. He also served on the Membership Committee from 2016 to 2018.

Dr. Nellie Goetz joins Altered Tails

Dr. Nellie Goetz, a seasoned veterinarian with extensive experience and a heart for animal welfare work, has joined Altered Tails as executive director.

In her new role, Goetz will oversee operations of the non-profit organization’s Phoenix and Mesa clinics, which perform approximately 18,000 low-cost or no-cost spay and neuter surgeries each year. She also will help expand the breadth, depth and reach of Altered Tails’ services and be the face of the organization in the community.

“There are far too many homeless pets in our community,” Goetz said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to help Valley residents provide the best possible care for their dogs and cats while controlling the pet population and reducing the animal euthanasia rate.”

She joined Altered Tails from Midwestern University, where she was a clinical assistant professor of Shelter Medicine. During her two-year tenure, she taught multiple courses, managed relationships with 12 clinical service partners and created the operations manual for a Midwestern University mobile clinic. Before that, she served as a high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter veterinarian at several organizations in New Mexico and was the lead surgical veterinarian for the American Veterinary Medical Association Reaching UP project in the state. She was also the medical director of the National Spay/Neuter Response Team at Humane Alliance (now ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance), where she trained teams in high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter “best practices.”

Heliae Development welcomes Norm Davy and Lon Kreger

Heliae Development, LLC, a leading Arizona biotechnology company with a world vision in  which microalgae plays a vital role in supporting healthy life, hired Norm Davy as Chief Revenue Officer  and Lon Kreger as Senior Director, International Sales. Both executives will focus primarily on the Heliae® Agriculture arm of the business in these new roles for the company.

Norm Davy brings more than 30 years of sales, marketing and business development expertise in the agricultural industry, including vast knowledge and experience in biotech seed, crop protection chemistry and precision agriculture software technology. He most recently developed new markets for cutting-edge enhanced efficiency fertilizers that embody global regenerative agriculture principles that  uses technology to improve soil health and the environment.

Lon Kreger brings more than a decade of sales and marketing in the agriculture industry to Heliae. He joins Heliae from Loveland Products where he was international business development manager. At Loveland, Kreger was responsible for the company’s strategic direction, product development, market and strategic development for everything outside of the U.S. and Canada, acquisitions, integrations and
facilitating international regulatory processes.