Two Buckeye residents are among the West Valley Mavericks’ new leadership for 2020-21.
Jeff Byers of Buckeye is the vice president of commercial banking for National Bank of Arizona and will serve as treasurer. Erik Hernandez, a partner in H&B Builders of Goodyear, is the sponsorship chair for a second year and he lives in Buckeye.
The West Valley Mavericks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to assist children and families, help people in need, and improve the quality of life in West Valley communities.
The organization’s newly seated president is Justin James, 38, of Avondale. Mr. James is a graduate of the Naval Academy and was deployed three times in support of Operations Iraq and Enduring Freedom.
John Weber, 42, of Litchfield Park, is the new foundation vice president.
The rest of the new West Valley Mavericks Foundation board includes Cody Conklin of Litchfield Park; Matt Crego of Peoria; Chad Frank, who is in his second year on the board; Bryan Frye is the Maverick Golf Tournament chair and is a first-time director; Eric Hamilton of Goodyear; Mike Johnson of Litchfield Park; Erik Rasmussen of Goodyear; Nathan Reilly of Surprise; Bruce Wall of Goodyear; and Jason Khan of Litchfield Park.
The Mavericks recently announced they have given out more than $1 million in since being organized in 2012. Over 82 local organizations have received financial grants from the group since 2013.
The West Valley Mavericks Foundations raises funds through sponsorships and by hosting several major events in the West Valley.