Valley Partnership, the premier advocacy group for responsible development in Arizona, announced its newly elected Executive Committee for 2019. Committee members oversee the execution of Valley Partnership’s renowned education and networking events, as well as presenting a pro-development perspective on public policy issues facing the state. The newly elected members bring impressive resumes to their roles, with decades of success in various high-profile positions on development projects and a vast understanding of the real estate industry in the state.

2019 Valley Partnership Executive Committee

Jill Hegardt,

Chair – Jill Hegardt, DMB Associates, Inc.

Vice Chair – Tim Brislin, Harvard Investments

Treasurer – Jim Kenny, El Dorado Holdings, Inc.

Secretary – Brandon Dillingham, Hines

Past Chair – Todd Chester, WDP Partners

“Valley Partnership takes great pride in bringing together the best of the real estate development industry, and our 2019 Executive Committee members are absolutely reflective of that mission,” said Cheryl Lombard, President & CEO of Valley Partnership. “After a successful 2018 that featured dozens of educational and networking events, our new Executive Committee members will be able to hit the ground running in the coming year and continue to provide unmatched support for our industry.”

Jill Hegardt, Vice President of Entitlements at DMB Associates, will serve as the 2019 Executive Committee Chair. Hegardt oversees the coordination and direction of entitlement, compliance and public affairs activities for DMB Associates’ projects in Arizona, and previously served as the Planning Director for Maricopa County and the Town of Cave Creek.

“I am honored to have been elected as 2019 Executive Committee Chair and to lead such a diverse and well-respected group of real estate and development professionals,” said Hegardt. “With continued population and economic growth projected for the coming year in the Valley of the Sun, our group is well-prepared to advocate for responsible development that benefits our entire community.”