VVREO Board of Directors

2019 Executive Board Members

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Robyn Prud'homme-Bauer, Chair

Owner Alcora Marble LLC,
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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Ray Selna, Past 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.

Eric Meyers

Eric Meyers, Chair-Elect

Vice President, Priority Payment Systems
eric@ppstech.net

At Priority Payments Systems processing your payments is just the beginning. The Priority Sales and Service teams are dedicated to your business and financial goals. Customer service is more than just a catch phrase to us, and we strive to be the best in the industry. Our “4 Rings and Resolve” standard is the cornerstone of that commitment. Our goal is for every call to be answered within four rings by a representative qualified to assist with any request.

Meyers has developed the “Payments In Kind Community Giveback Program”. A unique program that commits and donates 20% of our company’s gross revenue back to any community organization in need! This is done in kind and at the direction of our individual clients choice. This has become my purpose, my passion and is the driving force that leads my life along with the lives of our family, our friends and colleagues all while pressuring our competitors to support and strengthen the communities we all share. Although developed by me, the program has a much greater purpose and that purpose is to support all the great community programs, churches, charities, schools and youth group organizations and that is far better than my search to make an impact by limiting who and how I might help. We are so blessed to have the ability to work with so many different organizations and we feel that we will make a major impact to many great organizations with the help of all of our family, friends and neighbors that make up our communities.

Eric is a Board Member, Fundraiser and Volunteer for Camp Soaring Eagle Foundation (December 2013 – Present (2 years 10 months) and a Board Member and Volunteer for Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition.

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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

Givler Consulting
mcgivler.consulting@gmail.com

Michael Givler is the principal at Givler Consulting 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.

2019 Directors

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

Darin Dinsmore, Founder & CEO, Crowdbrite, darindinsmore@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carole Peet, NAH Executive Vice President/Verde Valley Medical Center Chief Administrative Officer Northern Arizona Healthcare, carole.peet@nahealth.com

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

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

Tambrala Shurman, Owner, The Vineyards Bed & Breakfast, tambrala@yahoo.com

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

Mark Tufte, VP/Manager/Commercial Banker, Country Bank, a Division of State Bank of Arizona, markt@countryaz.com

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

Jennifer Wesselhoff, President & CEO, Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, jwess@sedonachamber.com

Executive Director, Mary A. Chicoine, Momentum Catalysts, VVREO 928-300-1640;
Personal 928- 567-4176, vvreo2009@gmail.commachicoine@msn.com