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The directors establish policy and annual goals, oversee fiduciary responsibilities and business affairs, and oversee management of the endowment and investments.

Bill Post, chair
Former Chairman and CEO, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
Election Year: 2016
About: Bill Post is a Valley leader and director of First Solar, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Arizona, the City of Hope, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and ASU Enterprise Partners. Under Post’s leadership, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiary, Arizona Public Service, became leaders in Arizona’s sustainable business. He founded Arizona Businesses Advancing Sustainability with Intel, which focuses on internal sustainable research and operations.

Nita Francis, vice chair
President, F2 Family Foundation
Election Year: 2016
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Members

Michael M. Crow, Ph.D.
President, Arizona State University
Election Year: 2016
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José Cárdenas
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Arizona State University
Election Year: 2016
About: José Cárdenas is senior vice president and general counsel of Arizona State University. A 1977 Stanford University Law School graduate, he was a partner in the law firm of Lewis and Roca before joining ASU in 2009. Cárdenas has served on many boards including Chicanos Por La Causa, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, and ASU Enterprise Partners. He is the host Horizonte, an Eight/KAET weekly public affairs program focused on Arizona issues through a Hispanic lens.

Tony Corey
Founder and CEO, Corey Capital, Inc.
Election Year: 2016
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Virginia "Ginny" DeSanto
CFO and Treasurer, ASU Enterprise Partners
Election Year: 2016
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Stephen O. Evans
Former Trustee and Executive VP, Equity Residential
Election Year: 2016
About: Steve Evans is president of Evans Realty Associates, a private real estate investment company. Evans was chair and CEO of Evans Withycombe Residential until 1998, which he founded in 1977. Evans’ business affiliations have included Arizona Multi-housing Association, Phoenix Community Alliance, Urban Land Institute, Lambda Alpha Land Economics Fraternity, National Multi-housing Council, and National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). He is a director of the Biltmore Bank of Arizona.

Ira A. Fulton
Chairman and CEO, Fulton Homes Inc.
Election Year: 2016
About: Ira A. Fulton was born in Tempe, Arizona in 1931. After attending Arizona State University on a football scholarship, Fulton went to work for National Cash Register. There, he rose to the heights of National Salesman of the Year. From NCR, he formed his own companies, serving the computer needs of many corporations. In 1974, Fulton became a consultant for Eagleson’s Big and Tall men’s clothiers, in southern California. During this same time-period, he formed Fulton Homes in Arizona, which he still runs today.

John W. Graham, Chair of Trustees 
President, Sunbelt Holdings
Election Year: 2016
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Jay Heiler
Treasurer, Arizona Board of Regents
Election Year: 2016
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Bob Johnson
Chairman and Director, Spirit Aerosystems; Director, Roper Industries and Spirit Airlines; former Director, Ariba Inc.
Election Year: 2016
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Anne L. Mariucci
Former President, Del E. Webb Corp.
Election Year: 2016
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Morgan Olsen
Executive VP of Business and Finance, Treasurer and CFO, Arizona State University
Election Year: 2016
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Harry Papp
Managing Partner, L. Roy Papp & Associates LLP
Election Year: 2016
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R.F. "Rick" Shangraw
CEO, ASU Enterprise Partners
Election Year: 2016
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Gary L. Trujillo
President and CEO, Southwest Harvard Group
Election Year: 2016
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Greg Vogel
Founder and CEO, Land Advisors Organization
Election Year: 2016
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Scott Wald
Founder and President, Romar Services LLC
Election Year: 2016
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Keith Wirtz
CEO and Principal, Walrus Partners, LLC
Election Year: 2016
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Roger Wittlin
Senior Investment Advisor for Alternative Assets, Hernreich Family
Election Year: 2016
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Committee Chairs

Executive
Bill Post, chair

Audit
Harry Papp, chair

Investment
Keith Wirtz, chair; Morgan Olsen, vice chair