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Al Marquiss

Al Marquiss

Al is the owner of Back9 Consulting, LLC and a Vistage Chair who leads high-performing Peer Advisory groups of CEOs in the greater Phoenix, AZ area. Al’s career has been a blend of owning and operating numerous small businesses and working in several leadership roles for a Fortune 500 company.

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Monica Ryden, JD

Monica Ryden, JD

Monica works closely with both large and small employers helping them navigate day-to-day issues affecting the workplace, including employee discipline and discharge, wage and hour issues, workplace safety, internal investigations, employee handbooks/manuals, employment and confidentiality agreements, medical leave policies and practices, accommodation of disabled individuals, and many other human resources

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Dawn Marie Buckland

Dawn Marie Buckland

As a green belt in Lean Six Sigma, Dawn Marie is passionate about innovation, and is committed to professionalizing government, increasing transparency, and creating an exceptional customer experience.  She currently serves as the chief executive officer for the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office.  Her team is responsible for fairly and equitably

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Kathleen Duncan

Kathleen Duncan

Kathleen attended the University of Arizona where she met her husband Arnott who is a 4th generation Arizona farmer. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1983, Kathleen followed Arnott to Goodyear, AZ where she received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University. In 1982 Kathleen

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Cyndi Connelly

Cyndi Connelly

Cyndi worked for many years as a CPA, holding staff and management positions in audit, accounting, and finance with Deloitte, Trans World Airlines, and American Airlines. Cyndi travels extensively and has a passion for learning about different cultures and people. She has a heart for serving those in need and

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Emy Burback, MBA, CPSM

Emy Burback, MBA, CPSM

Originally from Colorado, Emy has lived in other countries and states before finding her way to Arizona and Puerto Peñasco. She discovered Puerto Peñasco in 1999 where she and her husband, Ed, lived for 10 years while owning/operating a rental and property management company and developing a residential, gated community.

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Darryn Jones

Darryn Jones

Darryn Jones is the Senior Business Developer for Mortenson, an integrated construction and real estate development firm, where he leads their healthcare and data center portfolios. Prior to Mortenson, Darryn was a Vice President with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, overseeing the emerging technologies business attraction strategy for the region.

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Mary Holman

Mary Holman

Mary Holman is Executive Vice President and Director of Private Banking at National Bank of Arizona®. She is responsible for strategically growing the Private Bank through enhanced services and credit solutions for high net-worth clients. Mary has over 30 years of banking experience and is an active member of the

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