Thought Diversification

NALA promotes synergism through its diverse membership

representing a unique cross-section of Northern Arizona leaders.


David Abeyta, Cardiovascular Business Leader,  W. L. Gore and Associates

John Arnold, President, Arizona Board of Regents


Bill Babb, President, Babb Financial Group, LLC​


Armando Bernasconi, CEO Quality Connections

Rich Bowen, GM/SVP, Genterra Group


Random Cupp, Regional President, Foothills Bank

Todd Davis, CEO, Innovations by Hatch

David Dirlam, Vice President, National Bank of Arizona

Tim Dodt, Senior Director, Alliance Bank of Arizona


Carol Dykes, President & CEO United Way of Northern Arizona


David Engelthaler, Director, TGen North


Bobby Fendley, Vice President, Fendley & Sons

Mary Jo Gregory, President/CEO, The NARBHA Institute


​Jeffrey Hall, Director, Lowell Observatory

John Haro, Manager, Energy Delivery Flagstaff APS

Jill Harrison,  General Counsel, Medical Products Division, W.L. Gore

Maury Herman, President, Coast & Mountain Properties

Jannienne Jones-Verse, SVP - Northern Arizona Healthcare

David Johns,  W.L. Gore and Associates


Brandon Kavanagh, Partner, Mangum, Wall, Stoops & Warden PLLC

Matthew Kent, CEO, Meteor Crater

Mary Kershaw, Executive Director & CEO, Museum of Northern Arizona

Tim Kinney, CEO, Kinney Construction Services


Larry Lang, Executive Director, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra


Mike Loven, President, Loven Contracting

Terry Madeksza, Executive Director, Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance

Lyndel Manson, Chair-Elect, Arizona Board of Regents

Theresa McMullan, CEO, Grand Canyon Conservancy

Josh Mihoda, Deckers Outdoor Corp

Dustin Moore, Branch Manager, Sunwest Bank

William Morrison, Managing Partner, ChFC, Benefit & Financial Strategies LLC


J.R. Murray, General Manager, Arizona Snowbowl

Palmer Nackard, Vice President, The Nackard Companies

Terry Nay, Senior Director, UES Gas and Electric

Anne Newland, CEO, North Country Health Care

​Bruce Nordstrom, Managing Partner, Nordstrom and Associates, P.C.

​Julie Pastrick, President/CEO, Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce

Fred Reese, General Manager, Little America Flagstaff

Jose Luis Cruz Rivera, President Northern Arizona University

Susan Schroeder, Retired CEO, Grand Canyon Conservancy

Colleen Smith, President, Coconino Community College

Nick Smotek, Director of Digital Technology, Deckers Brands 

Flo Spyrow, President & CEO, Northern Arizona Healthcare

Chris Verrill, Executive Director, Theatrikos

Orville Wiseman, CEO of Wiseman Aviation

Northern Arizona Leadership Alliance is comprised primarily of CEOs, presidents and directors of major Flagstaff companies, educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations. Other members are individuals with demonstrated ability to make significant contributions to Flagstaff, Northern Arizona, Coconino County and the state.


Emeritus Members


​John Haeger, President Emeritus, Northern Arizona University


Bob Millis, Retired Executive Director, Lowell Observatory​


John Sininger, Retired, W. L. Gore and Associates


**Emeritus for Life members


NALA members have...

  • Generated over 1 billion dollars in annual gross revenue in the region

  • Created over 7 thousand jobs in the greater Flagstaff area

  • Donated tens of thousands of community service hours 

  • Some members have been serving the community for over 50 years.

  • Delivered goods and services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally


Member Quick Facts


Members' Organizations