Fletcher McCusker
Chair

Fletcher was the founder and CEO of Providence Service Corporation based in Tucson. In early 2013, Fletcher launched a new Tucson-based …

Fletcher McCusker, Chair

Fletcher was the founder and CEO of Providence Service Corporation based in Tucson. In early 2013, Fletcher launched a new Tucson-based home-health-care business; Sinfonía Healthcare. Fletcher’s grandfather moved to Tucson in 1930 and his mother graduated from Tucson High School in 1942. Fletcher is a 1974 graduate of the University of Arizona and now serves on two University of Arizona boards and is the University’s 2011 Alumni of the Year. He relocated his billion dollar company headquarters to its downtown location in May 2010, renovating an entire block of abandoned buildings that now house the company headquarters, commercial lease space, residential apartments and a restaurant. Since then he has been engaged in all things downtown as a private sector catalyst for development, spending over $10,000,000, he helped launch Second Saturdays, a monthly music festival that now attracts over 10,000 people a month downtown, he became Chair of the languishing Fox Theater which is now the cornerstone of downtown revitalization, he was invited to join the Treo Chairman’s Circle, Chamber Board and the Downtown Partnership board. He is one of Tucson greatest philanthropists having endowed the Museum of Contemporary Arts, initiated the corporate giving program for the Tucson Museum of Art, funded the downtown facade grant program and sponsored the Cafe Bohemia at the Arizona Theatre Company.

He is widely known as downtown Tucson’s greatest fan and has traveled extensively visiting other revitalized or revitalizing urban environments, sharing ideas with a number of organizations. He is credited as one of the private sector leaders that has “skin in the game” and is determined to celebrate a vibrant, world class downtown.

Mark Irvin
Vice Chair – Secretary

Mark C. Irvin CCIM, SIOR commitment to community service distinguishes him as one of the most active community members on …

Mark Irvin, Vice Chair – Secretary

Mark C. Irvin CCIM, SIOR commitment to community service distinguishes him as one of the most active community members on the Rio Nuevo Board. He is also the District’s longest tenured board member and has been engaged since the State of Arizona took control and appointed him in March 2010.

Mark is the Managing Member of Mark Irvin Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC a boutique commercial real estate firm that focuses its efforts on office, medical and investment real estate.  Irvin has been engaged in commercial real estate activities in Tucson since 1983.

He holds an Associate Degree in Transportation and Business Management from Eastfield College and a BBA in Business and Finance with a minor in Real Estate from Southern Methodist University, both located in Dallas TX.

Mark also holds professional designations as both a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Society of Industrial and Office Member (SIOR) Office Designate.  He has held both designations for 25 plus years and was the first person in Tucson to hold both.

He is engaged in many charitable and professional organizations in various leadership positions including, but not limited to:, the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Tucson, Boys and Girls Club of Tucson, Pima Community College Foundation, and as an Honorary Commander at Davis Monthan Air Force Base and as a CoFounder of the Arizona Bowl.

Irvin has received numerous awards for his service to our community including the first national “SIOR President’s Commitment to Community Service Award” ever awarded.  Mark has actually won that award twice, another first. President Obama recognized Mark with the Lifetime President’s Volunteer Service Award in October 2011.

Chris Sheafe
Treasurer

Chris Sheafe has been a resident of Tucson (Pima, County) since 1976. Chris grew up in Seattle, Washington. After attending …

Chris Sheafe, Treasurer

Chris Sheafe has been a resident of Tucson (Pima, County) since 1976. Chris grew up in Seattle, Washington. After attending and graduating from the University of Washington and Arizona State University, he moved back to Seattle where he was involved in the development of Commercial and Campus Park Industrial Projects. One of the properties he was involved in assembling is today the Microsoft Headquarters Campus located in Redmond, Washington.

Chris left Seattle and returned to Arizona in 1970 to enter the homebuilding business in Scottsdale. In 1976 he joined Estes Homes becoming a partner in 1981. During the 1980’s Estes became a large regional developer of many types of commercial and residential projects. The best known of which is the Ventana Hotel, Ventana Country Club and surrounding residential community located in NE Tucson. During that period Chris was the partner responsible for all housing and apartment community developments as well as several custom home lot developments.

In 1998 the three Estes partners sold the homebuilding portion of their business to Kaufman & Broad, now KB Home Arizona. Currently he and his partners are developing Rancho del Lago, an established 1600 acre golf course centered, master planned community, located on the SE side of Tucson. In separate joint ventures, the C. Sheafe Co. is developing several new custom lot developments in the greater Tucson marketplace. Rancho Soldados is the premier custom lot community which is the current focus of the C. Sheafe Co. High Mesa, Arcadia, Reata, Yolanda Oasis, 27 Wash and a few smaller projects are all in various stages of pre-development which will be added to the list of active developments in the future.

Active in many community projects and community boards through the years he was the 2010 Chairman of the Tucson International Airport Authority. In addition to his duties at the Airport Authority he is on the Pima County Bond Committee, Southern Arizona Homebuilders Association, and the Tucson Breakfast Club. He was the Citizens Advisory Council Chair for the eight years the council was active and recently was active on the board of T.R.E.O. During the water wars of proposition 200 and 201 Chris was an active board member of The Southern Arizona Water Resource Association and Tucson Regional Water Council.

Jannie Cox

Jannie Cox provides a rich tapestry of community service and leadership during her 47 years in Tucson. She received her …

Jannie Cox

Jannie Cox provides a rich tapestry of community service and leadership during her 47 years in Tucson.
She received her R.N. from the James Ward Thorne School of Nursing at Northwestern in Chicago, IL.
She spent most of her career (26 years) at Carondelet Health Network, as CEO of Carondelet Foundation. Cox serves on the Board of Compass Bank and is a member of Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC). She has served on numerous non-profit boards, including United Way, Junior Achievement, The Gregory School, Arizona Theatre Company, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Arizona Strategic Plan for Economic Development (ASPED), America Israel Friendship League, U of A College of Nursing Advisory Board, Wellness Council of Tucson, Community Food Bank, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, GTEC, Tu Nidito and the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson. She is the founder of Meet Me at Maynards, a free weekly downtown walk/run, which brings 4-500 active adults and families each week…210,000 in its more than nine-year existence. Cox’s priority for the Rio Nuevo MFD is attracting private investment to build a safe and vibrant downtown for Tucsonans, and one that enhances our tourist industry.

Jeffrey Hill

Jeffrey Hill is the Sole Practitioner of Hill and Hill Accounting and has been practicing in Tucson for over 40 years. …

Jeffrey Hill

Jeffrey Hill is the Sole Practitioner of Hill and Hill Accounting and has been practicing in Tucson for over 40 years. Jeffrey is a Registered Lobbyist representing the Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants. A graduate of the U of A with an accounting degree, Hill served as a Senior Accountant for an international mining company before entering the Arizona State Senate where he served six terms from 1979 through 1991. He was elected by peers as Senate Majority Whip in sixth term. He served three terms as Chairman of the Finance Committee, the prime committee for all tax and pension matters before Senate. He also served one term as Chairman of the Government Committee, the prime committee for all legislation relating to counties, cities and state government. Hill served three terms on the Appropriations Committee. He has also been active in local community service with the Boy Scouts of America as a District Officer and current Treasurer of the Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Tucson and 4th degree Knight of Columbus – Council Financial Secretary.

Edmund Marquez

Edmund Marquez owns three Allstate Insurance Agencies in Tucson, Arizona. He is the largest captive insurance agency in Southern Arizona, …

Edmund Marquez

Edmund Marquez owns three Allstate Insurance Agencies in Tucson, Arizona. He is the largest captive insurance agency in Southern Arizona, and the second largest Hispanic-owned Allstate agency in the U.S. Edmund was born and raised in Tucson AZ, attended Sabino High School, and earned a Bachelors in Communications from the University of Arizona. He currently serves on eight Boards of Directors, including the Metro YMCA, Pima Community College Foundation, and more. He is also a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC) and the Davis Monthan AFB 50. Edmund was named the Businessman of the Year in 2004 by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber, and awarded the Breath of Life Award in 2012 by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Edmund was inducted into the Sabino High School Hall of Fame and the Pi Kappa Alpha Hall of Honor in 2013, and the YMCA Hall of Fame in 2014. Edmund is an avid cyclist with the Jim Click Racing Team, and is the emcee of numerous community events throughout the Tucson community.