board

members

Arizona CATalyst’s board consists of a group of non-partisan members dedicated to advocating and solidifying broad, state-wide leadership support for high quality programs in Arizona's higher education universities, with a particular focus on the University of Arizona.

co-chair

FRED T. BOICE
Co-Chairman

Fred Boice is a long-standing Tucson resident and has been active in Arizona's education community for more than 45 years. Boice grew up in the livestock business and is past president of the Arizona Cattlegrowers' Association. He eventually became an investor and operator of several businesses in Tucson and beyond. Boice served as president or chairman of Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State Parks Board, The University of Arizona Foundation, Junior Achievement, Tucson Medical Center and the Tucson Airport Authority, and participated on the Board of Directors of the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, Tucson Healthcare Council and Caseworks Industries, Inc. In 2010, Boice received an honorary doctorate from The University of Arizona.

PHILIP G. MAY
Co-Chairman

Philip G. “Flip” May is a founding shareholder of the May Potenza Baran & Gillespie Law Firm in Phoenix. He serves on the firm’s Management Committee and is currently the Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors. Philip is the head of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Philip’s practice includes all aspects of commercial litigation, including general commercial litigation, construction law, real estate litigation, shareholder, partnerships, and member disputes, landlord and tenant law, administrative adjudications, alternative dispute resolution, business torts, and legal malpractice. He earned both his bachelor of arts and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Arizona and was admitted to the Arizona bar in 1984. Philip’s awards include receiving Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Peer Review Rating; the A.L. Slonaker Award, Bobcats, from the University of Arizona in 2005 and the Sidney Woods Alumni Service Award from the University of Arizona Alumni Association in 2002. In addition to being a member of the Maricopa County, Arizona State and American Bar Associations, his memberships include the University of Arizona Foundation Board of Directors, James E. Rogers College of Law’s Law College Association Board of Directors, University of Arizona National Alumni Board of Directors (including as its chairman) and the University of Arizona Phoenix Alumni Board.

about fred


Fred Boice is a long-standing Tucson resident and has been active in Arizona's education community for more than 45 years. Boice grew up in the livestock business and is past president of the Arizona Cattlegrowers' Association. He eventually became an investor and operator of several businesses in Tucson and beyond. Boice served as president or chairman of Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State Parks Board, The University of Arizona Foundation, Junior Achievement, Tucson Medical Center and the Tucson Airport Authority, and participated on the Board of Directors of the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, Tucson Healthcare Council and Caseworks Industries, Inc. In 2010, Boice received an honorary doctorate from The University of Arizona.

about philip


Philip G. “Flip” May is a founding shareholder of the May Potenza Baran & Gillespie Law Firm in Phoenix. He serves on the firm’s Management Committee and is currently the Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors. Philip is the head of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Philip’s practice includes all aspects of commercial litigation, including general commercial litigation, construction law, real estate litigation, shareholder, partnerships, and member disputes, landlord and tenant law, administrative adjudications, alternative dispute resolution, business torts, and legal malpractice. He earned both his bachelor of arts and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Arizona and was admitted to the Arizona bar in 1984. Philip’s awards include receiving Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Peer Review Rating; the A.L. Slonaker Award, Bobcats, from the University of Arizona in 2005 and the Sidney Woods Alumni Service Award from the University of Arizona Alumni Association in 2002. In addition to being a member of the Maricopa County, Arizona State and American Bar Associations, his memberships include the University of Arizona Foundation Board of Directors, James E. Rogers College of Law’s Law College Association Board of Directors, University of Arizona National Alumni Board of Directors (including as its chairman) and the University of Arizona Phoenix Alumni Board.


LARRY ALDRICH
Director

Larry Aldrich has a 30+ year record of exceptional results at the highest levels of a number of diverse organizations. Recent accomplishments include forming and leading the first employer-member coalition to address health and health care matters in Arizona (Arizona Business Coalition on Health). Previously Larry successfully led (as CEO of University Physicians Healthcare (UPH) the merger of UPH and University Medical Center in Tucson. While doing so, UPH (a 2,000-employee, $600 million revenue company) delivered record revenues (two-year growth of approximately 67%), net income, and size of clinical faculty; and huge health plan growth (revenues, members, employees). Aldrich also was the founding chief operating officer of The Critical Path Institute, a start-up non-profit institution created as partnership among The University of Arizona, SRI International and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Prior to that he was general partner and founder, Valley Ventures III, an early and later stage venture capital fund; president & CEO, Tucson Newspapers, responsible for all business aspects for the two daily newspapers in Tucson, employing more than 700 people; senior legal counsel of Gannett Co., Inc., a Fortune 500 company newspaper publisher and broadcast station operator; and federal prosecutor for the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.


BRUCE BURKE
Director

Bruce Burke is a long-time resident of Tucson, Arizona, with 40 years of experience in private practice as a civil trial and appellate attorney. He is a "double" alumnus of the University of Arizona, having received a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the College of Agriculture (1971), and a Juris Doctor degree from the College of Law (1975). He is a Fellow of the U of A Law College Association, a Lifetime member of the U of A Alumni Association, and a member of the U of A Honors College Advisory Board. Bruce also serves as a board member of the Marshall Foundation, which devotes over half of all its charitable donations to the University and its students. From 2003 to 2010 he served as a member of the Tucson Unified School District School Board, and was board President in 2005. Over the years he has served on numerous other boards and commissions, including as Chairman of the 2012 "Yes on Proposition 409 Committee," a successful Tucson election campaign in support of the city's road bond program, and as a member of the Common Cause National Governing Board, the Pima County Commission of Trial Court Appointments, and the Tucson City Magistrate Merit Selection Commission.


LLOYD FOX
Director

Lloyd Fox manages The Fox Group, Long Realty’s Scottsdale office. An Illinois native, he moved with his family in 1980 to Peoria, Arizona, where he attended high school. Lloyd then earned a pre-medical degree in nutritional science from University of Arizona while balancing a full class load and working 35 hours a week. After graduation he was a pharmaceutical sales representative with Parke-Davis before moving to medical equipment sales with HHI, where Lloyd later became vice president of sales-Western USA. Currently he serves National Board of Directors for the University of Arizona Alumni Association, assisting in student recruitment, Maricopa County activities, and the ongoing process of monitoring the Association's Strategic Plan with respect to the goals of the University of Arizona and higher education.


RYAN HARPER
Director

Ryan Harper is senior public affairs advisor for TRIADVOCATES in Phoenix. His expertise in state budget matters and the legislative process enhances the firm’s abilities at the State Legislature, Office of the Governor and state agencies on behalf of its clients. Ryan was recently nominated by the Arizona Capitol Times as one of the top lobbyists in the state under the age of 40. He returned to advocacy after a stint at a Fortune 500 consulting firm specializing in Medicaid managed care program design and cost containment. Previously Ryan served in the Office of the Governor where he researched and analyzed Medicaid and public health policies. He got his first taste of Arizona politics as a page in the State Legislature. To stay connected to his community, Ryan serves as the Honorary Commander for the 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base and as a member of the Men’s Art Council at the Phoenix Art Museum.


GARY JONES
Director

Gary Jones is President of Arizona Earthworks, which consults to start up and growth companies in the oil and gas technology and mining sectors. He currently serves as Chairman of Wireless Seismic, lead director of Ingrain, independent director of Geokinetics and director of Western Alaska Copper and Gold. Formerly, Gary served as President of Schlumberger’s WesternGeco Division and president of Baker Hughes Atlas Division. He graduated in 1977 and 1980 from the University of Arizona with degrees in Geological Engineering and Geophysics.


PAUL LINDSEY
Director

Paul Lindsey is a lifelong Arizonan and product of the University of Arizona. He has been involved in civic and business affairs since the 1970s when he founded COPE Behavior Health Services. Since then he has owned and operated several Southern Arizona businesses, including Chapman Lindsey Commercial Real Estate Services, Coldwell Banker Southwest Real Estate, Catalina Title Insurance, Tower Rentals, Arizona Stagecoach, Delectables Restaurant, and Salon Nouveau. His civic leadership includes the chairmanship of, among others, the Tucson Association of Realtors and their Multiple Listing Service, Greater Tucson Leadership, the Tucson Housing Foundation, The Loft Cinema, the Pima College Foundation, Southern Arizona Centers Against Sexual Assault, the Tucson 30, and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. He currently sits on the national advisory boards of the Eller College of Management and the University of Arizona College of Education as well as Arizona Public Media. In 2013 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Arizona.


KIM SABOW
Director

Kim serves as the President and CEO of the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association (AzLTA) where she leads the advocacy, communication and education efforts for the state’s second largest industry. Prior to joining AzLTA, she served as Governor Ducey’s Director of International Affairs and as Executive Director of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. In that capacity, Kim worked to advance Arizona’s position in the global arena through enhanced international economic and protocol efforts as well as educational and community collaborations. Prior to joining the Ducey Administration, Kim served the University of Arizona as Assistant Vice President for State Relations where she led the UA’s legislative efforts at the State Capitol. Kim has extensive experience in state government having also served in the Executive Offices of Governors Jan Brewer and Fife Symington. She also spent several years as an International Trade Specialist at the Arizona Department of Commerce during the Symington and Hull Administrations. Kim is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and double minors in Communications and Spanish. She also holds a Master of Business Administration in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.


DEVIN SREECHARANA
Director

Devin Sreecharana is an associate of the May Potenza Baran & Gillespie Law Firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group in Phoenix. His practice includes all aspects of commercial litigation, including membership, partnership, and shareholder disputes, commercial landlord tenant law, business torts, real estate litigation, and alternative dispute resolution, as well as appellate advocacy. Devin has been named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the past two years. He earned his B.A. and B.S. degrees graduating magna cum laude from the University of Arizona and his J.D. cum laude from California Western School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the California Western International Law Journal and was a Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Scholar. In addition to his membership in the Maricopa County Bar, Arizona and California Bars, and the American Bar Association, Devin is the current President of the Phoenix Chapter of the University of Arizona Alumni Association, as well as a member of the Bobcats Alumni Association Executive Board, Wildcat for Life Leadership Council, Men's Art Council of the Phoenix Art Museum, and Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of Court.

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