The Arizona Community Foundation’s Board of Directors recently announced that Leonardo Loo was elected to its board.
Elected during the board’s March meeting, according to a press release, he began his term early May. ACF board members serve three-year terms, renewable up to two times.
Mr. Loo serves as the managing partner at Quarles & Brady LLP’s Phoenix office where he is a member of the firm’s Business Law, Finance, and International Services Law Practice Groups.
He practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, commercial financing, international transactions, securities, and general corporate law involving clients in a wide range of industries, the release said.
Along with his leadership responsibilities at Quarles & Brady, the release said he serves on the board of directors for Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. and is the general counsel for the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
“Leonardo’s extensive experience in the public and private sector, along with his passion for serving on numerous boards, make him a tremendous asset for the Arizona Community Foundation,” said Steve Evans, chair of the ACF Board of Directors, in a prepared statement.
“His unique professional experience combined with his knowledge of and passion for diverse Arizona communities will make him a very valuable board member, especially given ACF’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
Mr. Loo was named one of the Most Influential Minority Business Leaders of 2016 by Arizona Business Magazine, 2016 Arizona Business Leader – Diversity Leader by AZ Big Media, and a 2015 Most Admired Leader by the Phoenix Business Journal, the release noted.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of Chicago, the release said, adding that he lives in the Phoenix area with his wife and children.