Board of Directors

AZSTA Board of Directors



The AZSTA Board of Directors is comprised of nine citizens of Maricopa County who volunteer their time and accept no compensation or per diem.

The Board members are appointed to five-year terms by the Governor (5), the President of the Senate (2) and the Speaker of the House (2) and are eligible to serve two terms.

Board appointees are appointed to achieve a balanced representation of the Valley's regions as well as the Tourism Industry, Cactus League, Valley Hotel Industry and Youth Sports.

 
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    Jeff Overton, Board ChairAppointed by the Governor.
    Term expires on July 2018.
     
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    Maria Baier, Vice ChairAppointed by the Speaker of the House.
    Term expires on July 2018.
     
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    Douglas Yonko, SecretaryAppointed by the Governor.
    Term expires on July 2019.
     
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    David L. EberhartAppointed by the President of the Senate.
    Term expires on July 2020.
     
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    Jody Harwood Appointed by the Governor.
    Term expires on July 2018.
     
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    Debbie JohnsonAppointed by the Governor.
    Term expires on July 2019.
     
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    Jeffrey A. Meyer, Appointed by the Governor.
    Term expires on July 2020.
     
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    Teddy EynonAppointed by the Speaker of the House.
    Term expires on July 2020.
     
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    Scarlett Spring Appointed by the President of the Senate.
    Term expires on July 2018.
     
 

Committee Members

 
  • Youth & Amateur Sports

    This committee sets standards for Youth and Amateur Sports grant awards and criteria by which grants are made; makes recommendations to full Board for Youth and Amateur Sports grant awards; monitors implementation of agreements with city and county governments, non-profit organizations, and all other entities, to help ensure the continued operation and maintenance of approved facilities.  

    MEMBERS: Chair, Jody Harwood. Members; Maria Baier, Jeff Meyer

     
  • Public Relations and Tourism

    This committee collaborates with Arizona Tourism officials, local CVB's, and West Valley economic development and chamber of commerce officials to promote tourism and bring additional events to the University of Phoenix Stadium.

    MEMBERS: Chair, Debbie Johnson. Members; Doug Yonko, Jody Harwood, Jeff Overton

     
  • Finance, Budget & Audit

    This committee makes recommendations to the full Board of Directors for annual operating budget; oversees issuance of Authority bonds; reviews annual financial audits; and provides oversight of Authority finances.

    MEMBERS: Chair, David Eberhart. Members; Jeff Meyer, Debbie Johnson

     
  • Cactus League

    This committee interfaces with the Cactus League Association, Major League Baseball teams, non-profit Spring Training organizations and municipalities as the Authority fulfills its mandate to renovate and enhance Cactus League facilities.



    MEMBERS: Chair,Maria Baier. Members; Dave Eberhart, Doug Yonko, Jeff Overton