The West Valley Mavericks Foundation recently selected its new leadership for 2020-21, announcing that Litchfield Park residents Justin James and John Weber will helm the board.
Mr. James, 39, will serve as president for the coming year. The U.S. Naval Academy graduate deployed three times in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, and now serves as refrigerated trucking company Pride Transport’s director of sales for the western U.S. An avid golfer, Mr. James recently served two terms as the president of the Wigwam Country Club.
Mr. Weber, 42, will serve as foundation vice president. The co-owner at Southwest Equipment Group of Phoenix, Mr. Weber and his family moved to Arizona from Minnesota 20 years ago and have called the West Valley home since 2005. He has served the community as a member of the West Valley Mavericks for the last five years, most recently on the board of directors as chair of the organization’s Shindig Hangar Party.
Also serving on the foundation board are:
Jeff Byers of Buckeye. He is vice president of commercial banking for National Bank of Arizona and will serve as the treasurer.
Cody Conklin of Litchfield Park is the Round Up Food Truck Festival committee chair. He is the general manager of Conklin Rose Co.
Matt Crego of Peoria is the Shindig Committee chair. He is chief information officer at Spear Education, LLC.
Chad Frank is in his second year on the board. He is vice president of strategic and digital alliances at the Better Business Bureau and lives in Litchfield Park.
Bryan Frye is the Maverick Golf Tournament chair and is a first-time director. The Surprise resident is a corporate compliance administrator for Southwest Gas Corp.
Eric Hamilton of Goodyear is new to the board. He is the owner of Eric Hamilton State Farm Insurance Agency.
Erik Hernandez, of Buckeye is a partner in H&B Builders of Goodyear. He will serve as sponsorship chair for a second year.
Mike Johnson of Litchfield Park is serving his second year on the board. He is president of Cutting Edge Curbing, Sand and Rock.
Erik Rasmussen of Goodyear is the Patriot All-America Golf Invitational chair. He is the senior managing director at SilverRock.
Nathan Reilly of Surprise is new to the board as the member engagement chair. He is the director of sales of Topgolf Glendale.
Bruce Wall of Goodyear serving his third term on the foundation board as secretary. He is a financial adviser with Edward Jones in Litchfield Park.
Serving the past president role is Jason Khan of Litchfield Park, a partner in Meese Khan Accounting and Consulting.
The Mavericks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in West Valley communities. Since its inception in 2012, the foundation has awarded more than $1 million to more than 80 organizations serving West Valley residents.
The foundation raises funds through sponsorships and by hosting several major events, including The Shindig Fly Away Party at Goodyear Airport, Roundup Food Truck and Music Festival at Goodyear Ballpark, and the Maverick Golf Tournament and Patriot All-America, both held at the Wigwam in Litchfield Park.
For more information about the foundation and its programs, visit westvalleymavericksfoundation.org.