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Governing Board


Daniel Brown – Board Vice Chair, Governance Committee Chair
Daniel Brown – Board Vice Chair

Daniel Brown, co-founder and Managing Partner of the Myriad Real Estate Group, specializes in helping people create a fantastic real estate experience. Whether working with bank-owned homes, short sales, investment properties, or traditional sales, Daniel works tirelessly to find the perfect home. As a Realtor with more than seven years of experience, Daniel works to educate his clients and ensure they get the best value in a rapidly changing housing marketing. He is an expert in analyzing neighborhoods and current market trends to establish fair property values. As an Arizona native, who currently lives in Phoenix, Daniel is extremely knowledgeable about the market and cities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Daniel graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Business Management in 2004 and began his career in real estate in 2007. Daniel is an avid health and nutrition enthusiast. He enjoys staying active and enjoys golf, hiking and mountain biking at South Mountain, Camelback Mountain, or in the McDowell Mountains. Since Daniel ran his first mud run in 2009, he has competed in a total of nine runs, including four years in a row in the Tough Mudder.

Steven Brown – Board Member
Steven Brown – Board Member

Steven Brown is the Recruitment and Talent Development Manager for DP Electric Inc, where he is responsible for meeting the organization’s dynamic hiring needs as well as ensuring employee development practices are valid, reliable, and timely. Steven is passionate about Talent Brand Marketing and its impact on organizations and has been featured at Phoenix Startup Week and Glassdoor.com for his approach to this discipline. Steven has a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University and a Business and Sociology Degree from Arizona State University where he is actively involved with helping students transition into the workforce through consultation and mentorship. Steven has been married to his Wife, Raenie for 8 years and is a proud father of his Daughter, Isla Rae. He likes to spend his free time with his family, golfing, DIYing at home, and traveling. His favorite vacation spot is Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Michael Campillo – Board Member
Michael Campillo – Governance Committee Chair

Michael F. Campillo is a licensed Arizona attorney, a founding partner of intellectual property boutique law firm, Venjuris P.C., and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Michael is the proud son of parents who were also native Arizonans. Michael’s law practice is focused on the procurement, enforcement, and defense of intellectual property law rights. Michael has over 20 years of experience in counseling, litigation, and procurement of patents, in the electrical, computer, and mechanical arts and the procurement trademark and copyright registrations in all areas. Michael has appeared in Arizona, Nevada, New York, and Texas courts in litigation matters involving patent infringement claims, inventorship disputes, and trademark disputes. Prior to becoming a registered patent attorney, Michael attended the University of Arizona and received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and worked as an electrical engineer for six and a half years for a major semiconductor manufacturer before returning to law school.

William Cho – Board Member
William Cho – Board Member

William “Willie” Cho is an executive leader with multi-site management experience in several different industries, including education. As a native New Yorker, Willie helped open several education centers with Kaplan Education in some of the most underserved communities throughout New York City. As a fellow of the Education Pioneers network, he was instrumental in opening the 3rd KIPP high school, Sunnyside, in Houston, TX. Willie earned his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix where he fell in love with the state and relocated with his family. His passion for education, love of learning, and serving communities in need is what brought him to CASA Academy as a board member.

Glen Collier – Board Member
Glen Collier – Board Member

Glen Collier’s 36-year career includes working as Partner with IBM, Ernst & Young, BearingPoint, and Accenture where he was responsible for professional services and solutions, such as strategy and digital consulting, advanced analytics, big data and cognitive solutions, ERP Solutions, System Integration and Support, and Business Process Outsourcing Services. Glen has extensive financial services industry expertise including banking, insurance, and capital markets. He managed relationships with key clients, including PNC Bank, PayPal, eBay, Visa, American Express, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo. Glen is originally from Illinois. He was raised on a farm and both of his parents were teachers. He attended Illinois State University where he majored in computer science and management. He has called Phoenix home for 27 years. He and his wife Mindy, have a son (Jack) and daughter (Kendall). Glen is an avid hiker, golfer and traveler.

Kody Holmes – Board Member
Kody Holmes – Board Member

Kody Holmes is currently a developer at Terros Health, where he satisfies his interest in operations, optimization, and data-driven decision making. Kody received his Master’s Degree in Mathematics from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he specialized in optimization techniques applied to biological management problems. He is currently in the process of publishing some of his USDA-funded research from that time. While at UNL, Kody also worked as a graduate teaching assistant, lecturing and developing new curriculum. In 2017, he was awarded with the Walter Mientka Teaching Award for his exceptional promise as an educator. Kody is excited to lend his diverse background in science, education, and operations to support the CASA community.

Evan Hunt – Board Member
Evan Hunt – Board Member

Evan Hunt is currently a Human Resources Consultant for Banner Health. Prior to joining Banner, Evan spent 13 years with Fairmont Hotels & Resort in several different capacities, including Director of Talent & Culture and Director of Banquets. His primary background is in utilizing the engagement of workforces to drive exceptional service. Evan attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where he received his B.S. in Marketing. He loves the Chicago Cubs, Crossfit, and coffee. He also adores his wife, Michelle, and their son, George. Evan is excited to connect with the CASA community and assist with its continued improvement and evolution.

Emily Jeffries – Board Member
Emily Jeffries – Board Member

Emily Jeffries is an attorney and currently a judicial law clerk on the Arizona Supreme Court to Justice Andrew Gould. Emily is a Teach for America alum from the 2014-2016 Cleveland corps. As a teacher, Emily taught second grade and developed math curriculum for the grade level. She also served on the Teach for America Advisory Council where she helped make decisions to increase student achievement in the Cleveland area. Emily also served as a School Leadership Fellow. In that role, she worked with school principals and model education leaders to set goals for student achievement and school culture. Emily is excited to serve and support scholars, families, and teachers at Casa Academy.

Madison Major – Board Secretary, Culture and Engagement Committee Chair
Madison Major – Board Secretary, Culture and Engagement Committee Chair

Madison Major is currently in-house counsel at PetSmart, Inc. Prior to joining PetSmart, Madison practiced law at Fennemore Craig, P.C. in their Business and Finance Group. Madison is a Teach for America alum. She taught first grade and then sixth grade English in Memphis, Tennessee. After her two years as a Teach for America corps member, Madison joined Teach for America staff as a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development. In that role, she served as an instructional coach for teachers teaching Pre-K through 8th grade in the Achievement School District.

Mark Tucker – Board Chair
Mark Tucker – Board Chair

Mark Tucker is an executive with 37 years of experience in retail management in merchandising, buying, and operations, most recently with Macy’s Department Stores in Customer Service and Financial Operations. His long history with Macy’s (31 years) gives him the knowledge and ability to create new ideas to support the improvement of the marketing, operations, financial health and culture of any organization. With his retirement from Macy’s in 2016, Mark is developing his own consulting business that will focus on supporting small businesses and guide them through the changes needed for growth with all of the challenges that organizations experience. He attended the University of Denver receiving a B.S.B.A. in Marketing and also received his MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Mark is a skier and enjoys golfing in his spare time. In his younger years, he was a river guide for a white-water rafting company in Colorado and enjoys the outdoors. He has been a die-hard Arizona Cardinals Fan since 1988 when the Cardinals moved to Phoenix. Mark and his wife, Patti, have a daughter who attends Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He is excited to be part of the CASA Academy board and is looking forward to a great future for the school and the scholars.

Tia Wee – Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Tia Wee – Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Tia Wee is a Director of Accounting at CIM Group where she oversees the accounting function for the net-lease funds with over $6.0B in assets. Prior to joining CIM in 2019, Tia spent over six years with KPMG, LLP, most recently as a manager where she specialized in providing financial statement audits and audits of internal control to public and private companies. Tia is a CPA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy degree from Arizona State University.


Governing Board Meeting Dates and Locations

Due to COVID-19, all CASA Academy Board and committee meetings will take place via conference call for the time being. The conference call line for remote meetings is as follows: (712) 775-7031. Meeting ID: 356-190-185. Per A.R.S. § 38-431.02, notice of meetings for CASA Academy and any of its committees will be posted on this website. Notices will also be posted on the outside door to the front office of CASA Academy (1500 W Maryland Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015).

For agendas and minutes for all Governing Board meetings and committee meetings, please click here.


Documents

Hearing Notification
Proposed Budget
Annual Financial Report
School Wellness Plan

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