Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation is governed by a dedicated group of community leaders who subscribe to a better future for Yuma County. The 18-member board is comprised of private sector investors and key government leaders in the Yuma region who assist with policymaking and are active in our communities as ambassadors of our programs and priorities.

The strength of GYEDC’s Board of Directors is evident due to their involvement and commitment in supporting economic development initiatives throughout the region. It is an active and diverse Board that has expertise in the areas of business, labor, agriculture, finance, real estate, municipal government and the community-at-large.

 

Stacy Gutierrez, Chair

Stacy Gutierrez, Chair

President
Nicklaus Engineering


Industry Sector: Service
Term Ends: June 2019

Jerry Lococo, Vice Chair

Jerry Lococo, Vice Chair

Advisor
SVN/Kaizen Commercial Real Estate


Industry Sector: Service
Term Ends: June 2021

Mario Jauregui, Secretary/Treasurer

Mario Jauregui, Secretary/Treasurer

Member
San Luis Industrial Park


Industry Sector: Logistics
Term Ends: June 2022

Terry Frydenlund, Past Chair

Terry Frydenlund, Past Chair

President/CEO
1st Bank Yuma


Industry Sector: Financial Institution
Term Ends: June 2018

Gerardo Anaya

Gerardo Anaya

Vice Mayor
City of Somerton


Industry Sector: Public

Paul Brierley

Paul Brierley

Executive Director
University of Arizona Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture


Industry Sector: Agriculture
Term Ends: June 2018

Elizabeth Carpenter

Elizabeth Carpenter

Member
Von Verde Development LLC


Industry Sector: Service
Term Ends: June 2018

Justin Farren

Justin Farren

Vice President of Strategy & Development
Yuma Regional Medical Center


Industry Sector: Service
Term Ends: June 2020

Russell McCloud

Russell McCloud

Supervisor
Yuma County


Industry Sector: Public

Cecilia C. McCollough

Cecilia C. McCollough

Mayor
Town of Wellton


Industry Sector: Public

Leslie McClendon

Leslie McClendon

Council Member
City of Yuma


Industry Sector: Public

Douglas Nicholls

Douglas Nicholls

Mayor
City of Yuma


Industry Sector: Public

Martin Porchas

Martin Porchas

Supervisor
Yuma County


Industry Sector: Public

Timothy Rooney

Timothy Rooney

CEO
Datepac, LLC


Industry Sector: Food Production
Term Ends: June 2020

Matias Rosales

Matias Rosales

Councilmember
City of San Luis


Industry Sector: Public

Susan Thorpe, Ex-Officio

Susan Thorpe, Ex-Officio

County Administrator
Yuma County


Industry Sector: Public

Gladys Brown

Gladys Brown

Airport Director
Yuma International Airport


Industry Sector: Logistics
Term Ends: June 2020

Greg Wilkinson, Ex-Officio

Greg Wilkinson, Ex-Officio

Administrator
City of Yuma


Industry Sector: Public