VVREO Board of Directors

2018 Executive Board Members

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Ray Selna, Chair

Selna & Associates, Real Estate and Investments
rselna0817@gmail.com

Ray Selna was elected to the VVREO Board of Directors in 2015. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Northern Arizona University in 1979, and holds a real estate brokerage license. Ray previously served as both mayor and council member in Clarkdale, Arizona, as well as President of the Sedona-Verde Valley Association of Realtors and the Verde Valley Rotary Club. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Northern Arizona Healthcare.

Ray’s family has been in the region since the early 1900’s and have been in the real estate development business since 1957. Ray resides in Clarkdale with his wife, Pat.

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Jennifer Wesselhoff, Past Chair

President/CEO, Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
jwesselhoff@sedonachamber.com

Jennifer Wesselhoff is the President/CEO of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau. With 15 years Chamber of Commerce experience, Wesselhoff held the Director of Tourism position as well as the Vice President’s position for the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau before taking the President/CEO position in 2007.  Jennifer oversees the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, tourism marketing efforts, one of the busiest Visitor Centers in the state of Arizona, the Sedona Film Office and the Sedona Marathon Event.

Prior to working at the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, Wesselhoff worked as an English teacher in Japan and spent three years in the hospitality industry in Interlaken, Switzerland.  She has knowledge of three foreign languages and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Bachelor’s degree in French from Miami University.

Jennifer is an active member of several national and statewide professional organizations and formerly held the position of President of the Board of Directors for the Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus and sits on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Chamber Executives.  She has completed her Certified Destination Management Executive certification with Destination Marketing Association International and is a Certified Film Commissioner with the Association of Film Commissioners International.  Jennifer co-founded Verde Valley Tourism Council and Scottsdale-Sedona Alliance.

Wesselhoff and her husband, Rick, live an active lifestyle in Sedona.  When not at the office, she can be found running, biking or hiking in the red rocks of Sedona, or cooking and traveling with friends.

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Robyn Prud'homme-Bauer, Chair Elect

Owner Alcora Bath and Kitchen,
rcpbauer@gmail.com

Robyn and her husband have been residents of Clarkdale AZ since 1997. Robyn is the owner and manager of ALCORA MARBLE L.L.C., a custom bath and kitchen products business located in Clarkdale. Robyn is on the board of directors and active in Made In Clarkdale, a local arts organization, active in Clarkdale Downtown Business Alliance, treasurer of the Clarkdale Foundation, and is the past-chair of the Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization and current vice chair/chair-elect. Robyn has served on the Town of Clarkdale’s Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment, and currently serves as a member of Clarkdale’s Design Review Board. As a member of the League of Women Voters for almost 40years, Robyn has held many positions including local and state president in California and Arizona, and currently on the board of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley and co-President of the League of Women Voters of Arizona.

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Luke Sefton, Secretary

Sefton Engineering Consultants,
ls@sefengco.com

Luke Sefton, is a Licensed Professional Engineer and President of Sefton Engineering Consultants, a 100% Veteran Owned Firm located in Sedona, Arizona. He has lived and practiced Civil Engineering in the Verde Valley for over 30 years and is an active member of a host of Community Organizations and Private Charities, including the Cottonwood and Sedona Chamber of Commerce, Rotary of the Red Rocks, Jamesen Memorial Sculpture Park, Verde Valley Military Service Park, and Secretary of Sedona 30. Luke has engineered and represented many projects in the Verde Valley, including his company’s most recent achievement: Mariposa Latin Grill in Sedona and the Yavapai Apache Nation’s latest Housing and Community Center that has won numerous awards. He is also the Civil Engineer for the Out of Africa Park Development, Habitat for Humanity and is managing Inspiration of Cottonwood a 192 unit Luxurious and affordable apartment.

Today Luke is a volunteer (and former Northern AZ Area Chair) for Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and was honored as Volunteer of the year in 2011. His participation with ESGR assists in fostering a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.  As a trained Ombudsman, Luke works with employers and reservists as a neutral mediator in employment conflicts.

Luke has received many decorations and awards from the Military for his management style, leadership, decision making, and for his ability to provide solutions to unique problems.

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Michael (Mike) Givler, Treasurer

Partner B2B CFO,
mcgivler.consulting@gmail.com

Michael Givler is a partner with B2B CFO providing Business Consulting to privately held business in areas of finance, business strategy, and business transitions. Mike has over 45 years of experience in corporate and municipal finance. He has over 18 years of experience as CFO in corporate business finance and accounting. He was a member of the corporate executive committee responsible for finance, policy matters, strategic planning and direction of the multi-company manufacturing organization.

Mike also has over 15 years of experience in municipal finance as a financial advisor to various municipal entities. This has included managing a firm office in Lansing, MI responsible for financing of major municipal capital projects.

Mike’s early career included nearly 13 years of experience in the transportation industry working for a railroad holding held various positions in information systems and accounting. He also participated in an American Association of Railroads committee to facilitate joint projects between US and Canadian railroads.

Currently on the Board of Directors for Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization (VVREO) and Treasurer. Mike also serves on the Yavapai County Industrial Development Authority.

Mike is active in Rotary International and currently a board member of the Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks, twice past president of the Lansing/DeWitt Sunrise Rotary Club, past Assistant Governor for District 6360 and currently a facilitator for the Rotary Leadership Institute in Arizona. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Verde Valley Imagination Library and a member of Sedona 30 and serves as Treasurer. Mike is active in the Sedona United Methodist Church on the Finance Team and heads the Stewardship Team.

Mike resides with his wife Jean in Sedona. They have two daughters and nine grandchildren. He is a CPA, earned his BS degree from Purdue University in Industrial Management – Economics, and a MS degree from Northern Illinois University in Management.

2018 Directors

Steve Ayers, Economic Development Director, Town of Camp Verde, steve.ayers@campverde.az.gov

Ron Evans, General Manager, Bent-River Machine,  ronevans@bent-river.com

Jodie Filardo, Community and Economic Development, Town of Clarkdale, Jodie.Filardo@clarkdale.az.gov 

Richard Hernandez. Director, Regional Economic Development Center, Yavapai College, Richard.hernandez@yc.edu

Debbie Hunseder, Project Manager, Nick of Time Productions, deb@nickoftimeproductions.com

Greg Kornrumph, Manager, Salt River Project   Greg.Kornrumph@srpnet.com

Eric Meyers, Managing Partner, Priority Payments Tech Partners, eric@ppstech.net 

Christian Oliva Del Rio, President/CEO, Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, Christian@cottonwoodaz.org

Kelly Patton, Sr. Economic Development Consultant, Statewide Programs, Arizona Public Service  kelly.patton@aps.com

Kenny Porter, Owner, KP Ventures Drilling & Pump Company, kp@kpvent.com

Buddy Rocha, Jr, Economic Development Director, Yavapai-Apache Nation, buddyrochajr@yan-tribe.org 

Ralph Roney, ralphroney@gmail.com

Casey Rooney, Economic Development Director, City of Cottonwood  crooney@cottonwoodaz.gov

Molly Spangler, Director of Economic Development, City of Sedona, MSpangler@sedonaaz.gov

Don Stookey, Interim Vice President, Support Services, Northern Arizona Healthcare, Don.stookey@nahealth.com 

Phillip Terbell, Associate Broker, Century 21 Real Estate   philipterbell@gmail.com

Gary W. Wagner, President & CEO, Rainbow Acres, president@rainbowacres.com

VVREO Administrator/RLF Director
Mary A. Chicoine, Momentum Catalysts, VVREO 928-300-1640; Personal 928- 567-4176, vvreo2009@gmail.com, machicoine@msn.com