Valley Partnership Announces New Chair, Board Members for 2017

Valley Partnership named Brett Hopper, Development Consultant at The OPUS Group, as its 2017 Chair. The commercial real estate industry group also named new board members representing Pederson Group, Land Advisors, Hines, City of Phoenix, and Macerich .

Brett Hopper

“Valley Partnership’s mission is powered by the collaboration of some of the best minds in our industry,” Hopper said. “As Valley Partnership’s 2017 Chair, I look forward to drawing from the expertise and experience of my peers on the Board to help guide our mission of advocating for responsible development.”

“Valley Partnership’s mission of creating stronger, viable communities and economic growth through responsible development is only as good as our leadership team,” said Valley Partnership CEO and President Cheryl Lombard. “Under Brett’s leadership and the guidance provided by our Board members, 2017 will be an exciting year for Valley Partnership as we continue to create opportunities for our industry and the community at large.”


2017 Valley Partnership Officers:

• Brett Hopper, The OPUS Group, Chair

• Todd Chester, WDP Partners, Vice Chair

• Jill Hegardt, DMB Associates, Treasurer

• Tim Brislin, Harvard Investments, Secretary

• Jay Kramer, Fennemore Craig, General Councel

• Molly Ryan Carson, Ryan Companies US, Past Chair.

2017 Valley Partnership Board of Directors:

Chris Anaradian Town of Queen Creek

Lisa Atkins Arizona State Land Department

Rob Bassett Pederson Group R.

Chapin Bell The P.B. Bell Companies

Ryan Cochran Kitchell

John Creer ASU University Real Estate Development

Brandon Dillingham Hines

John DiVall Liberty Property Trust

Mari Flynn Ashton Woods

Andrew Gasparro Evergreen Devco

Molly Greene SRP

Dean Jones Fidelity National Title

Jim Kenny El Dorado Holdings, Inc.

Heidi Kimball Sunbelt Holdings

Bryce Lloyd First/Bank

Mike Martin APS

Rusty Mitchell Luke Air Force Base

Garrett Newland Macerich

Carolyn Oberholtzer Bergin, Frakes, Smalley & Oberholtzer

Michele Pino Land Advisors

Paul Rhodes Vestar

Derek Sorenson Quarles & Brady

Alan Stephenson City of Phoenix

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