The Goodwill of Central Arizona Board of Directors provides overall governance for the corporation, exercises the corporation’s full powers and supervises the conduct of its affairs in support of the commitment to put people to work.
Goodwill of Central Arizona Board Members are listed below:
Jack W. Milligan is a Partner at Leathers Milligan and Associates, a human resources consulting firm in Phoenix, AZ. Milligan has more than 30 years experience in various human resources roles. He was a Human Resources Practice Leader for Murro Consulting Incorporated and has also worked at Transtechnology Corporation, ITT Corporation and Joy Manufacturing Company. Milligan is also a U.S. Army veteran. He received a Bachelor of Science in Personnel Management from California State University and a Master’s in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior from the University of Phoenix. Milligan holds a number of professional certifications including a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute. He has served as president, campaign manager and director of the Tempe United Way, as a Board of Directors member for the Maricopa County Workforce Connection, on the Tempe Mayor’s Committee for the Handicapped, and is active in the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. He is a certified arbitrator for the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Advisory Board for Desert Samaritan Hospital.
Thomas Freeze is the Chief Operating Officer for ESI Ergonomic Solutions, LLC. Prior to his current role, Freeze was the Principal for Arcadia Advisory Services and Chief Executive Officer for JSL Management, LLC. Freeze has held a number of executive level positions with companies in Arizona and Massachusetts such as Involve Technology, Inc., Poore Brothers, Inc. and New England Business Services, Inc. Freeze holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Arizona. He is a member of the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the Board of Directors (Treasurer) for Circle the City, a nonprofit respite center project for the homeless.
James E. Holland, Jr. practices in the Business Litigation Division of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, and has considerable experience in construction litigation, insurance defense and election law. Holland has represented local municipalities, contractors, insurers and owners in complex construction litigation, including construction defects, contract disputes, wrongful termination and claims for equitable adjustment of construction contracts. Before joining the firm, Jim worked as an insurance adjuster for a nationally known insurance company. During law school, he interned at the Arizona Court of Appeals and later for the Arizona State Senate. Holland is a member of the Arizona Bar Association and Maricopa County Bar Association. He earned his Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees from Arizona State University.
James C. Teter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona, has more than 26 years of experience with high-profile corporations such as IBM and Avnet. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer of Calence, LLC in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to his tenure with Calence, Teter served in a number of roles with Avnet including President of Avnet’s Enterprise Solutions Division, Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development, Senior Vice President Marketing in the IBM Business Unit and Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing for Savoir Technology Solutions – which was purchased by Avnet in late 1999. Teter has co-chaired South Texas United Way’s business campaigns, served on the Board of the American Heart Association, was an active member of the Corpus Christi Economic Development Corporation and served on the external executive committee for Texas A&I University (now part of the Texas A&M University System). Teter is a graduate of Texas Tech University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. Teter is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership, Arizona Business Leadership, Phoenix Community Alliance, Organization for Non-Profit Executives and a Board member of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Lastly, Teter was recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the 25 Most Admired CEOs for 2012.
Rebecca L. Brookson founded Bicyclette (www.bicyclette.com) out of a desire to bring the joys of everyday bicycling into the wardrobes and homes of women. As chief curator, her role is to source talented artisans in North America and team up with designers to bring a high quality collection of cruiser bicycles and apparel/accessories/home decor to life, to engage with and create a strong customer experience, and build the Bicyclette brand. Prior to Bicyclette, Rebecca was a founding team member of Jobing and worked for the company for over a decade in a variety of marketing leadership positions, most recently, the Vice President of Community. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MBA from the Ken Blanchard School of Business through Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. She is an Executive Scholar Program Recipient in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. Brookson is proudly serving her second term as an executive board member for Goodwill of Central Arizona, a community lead advisor for Sparked.com, and a Master Graduate of Rapport Leadership International.
Patrick Dinkel is the Vice President of Power Marketing, Resource Planning and Acquisition for Arizona Public Service Company. Dinkel was born and raised in Kansas, moving to Arizona in 1985 to attend graduate school at Northern Arizona University. He has worked at APS for over 20 years, gaining experience in a number of finance, planning and power procurement functions. Dinkel has experience in corporate financial planning, business planning, budgeting, resource planning and strategic planning. His current responsibilities include energy marketing and trading, the supply and demand side energy resource planning, long-term generation acquisition, and the company’s renewable energy programs. Dinkel has developed a progressive distributed renewable program and successfully contracted for over 2000 MW of generation capacity, most notably the Solana solar generating stations. Dinkel received a Bachelors of Science degree from Marymount College and a Masters of Business Administration from Northern Arizona University.
Patrick T. Howley is currently the Vice President of New Product Development for Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc. His previous positions include Vice President, Marketing Strategy at Isagenix International; Director of CRM Concept Development at PetSmart; various leadership roles with Colgate-Palmolive; and as a vice president and account supervisor at J. Walter Thompson in New York. He currently serves as board president for Community Health Charities of Arizona. Howley earned bachelor’s degrees in English and Philosophy from Allegheny College.
Dr. Victoria E. Jones currently serves as Management Development Vice President for the Apollo Group. Dr. Jones retired from General Motors where she served as the HR Director and Dean of the College of Leadership, General Motors University. Dr. Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marygrove College, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Doctorate of Management from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Jones has also completed executive development programs in strategic planning as well as strategy formulation and implementation at the Universities of Michigan and Columbia. She completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Short Course in Management of Change in Complex Organizations and is a graduate of Leadership Detroit XVI. Dr. Jones also attended the Center for Creative Leadership–Leadership Your Perspective. Jones is a current member of Inforum (formerly Women’s Economic Club), Society for Human Resource Management, Human Resource Planning Society, Advisory Council/Center for International Business and Education Research—Michigan State University, Center for Women’s Leadership Advisory Board, American Management Association, and American Society for Training and Development. Dr. Jones has served on the boards of numerous organizations and she is also an adjunct professor with the University of Phoenix.
Steve R. Kedzior is the Senior Vice President of Paradigm Technology, Inc., and is responsible for the Systems Integration (SI) division. Previously he was a Vice President and General Manager of Services for Avnet, where he developed a comprehensive service strategy inclusive of vision, structure and execution around services that included professional, managed, and cloud. He also served as Senior Vice President, Field Sales and Services for Insight. In this position, Kedzior led Insight’s U.S. field sales organization and technical pre-sales support including the Technology Practices, as well as Insight’s United States Service Delivery Organization. During his 25-year career in information technology, Kedzior has held senior executive positions at companies ranging from small startups to very large Fortune 500 companies including Ingram Inc., MicroAge Inc. and Keane Inc. He also founded O/E Systems of Florida, Inc., an infrastructure outsourcing company which he grew to more than 200 employees prior to its sale. Kedzior holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Central Florida.
Christopher J. Koziol currently serves as President and General Manager of Interaction Management for Aspect Software, Inc. Aspect Software is a private equity backed, global provider of customer contact and workforce optimization solutions. Aspect solutions help 77% of the Fortune 100 transform their customer contact centers with a single, unified solution for a full breadth of next-generation, multi-channel customer contact capabilities. Koziol previously worked as the Managing Director of Mission Advisory Services and as Chief Operating Officer for JDA Software. Koziol helped transform JDA from a retail software provider to a leading supply chain planning and optimization enterprise software company. Koziol possesses over 25 years of leadership in technology industry organizations. Prior to JDA, Koziol spent 16 years with MicroAge, Inc., rising to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. He helped MicroAge grow from a privately held organization to a $6 billion NASDAQ company. Koziol was also president of MicroAge Technology Services, a $1.8 billion systems integrator, and led the company’s $5 billion Pinacor distribution subsidiary. Koziol is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development and earned his B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing) at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Patricia E. Levin is CEO of Emergency Animal Clinic, PLC. Levin previously held the Executive Vice President of Administration with Kronos Longevity Research Institute. Prior to that, Levin served as Vice President of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona and CEO of Health Choice Arizona in Tempe. She has also served as a member of Gateway Community College’s Health Services Advisory Committee and as a board member and past president of Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE). Levin earned an MBA from University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Illinois.
Dennis E. Mitchem has served as Northern Arizona University’s Director of Corporate Relations since 1998. Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity, Valley of the Sun, and as a project manager of major federal government contracts, including Local Privatization Center project for United States Agency for International Development in Moscow, Russia and the Resolution Trust Corporation financial processing center in Denver, Colorado. Mitchem also spent 40 years in finance as an accountant, auditor and consultant. He currently serves as a board member and volunteer for several civic and humanitarian organizations, as well as chairman of the audit committee and member of the board of director of Spirit Finance Corporation, and as a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development regarding the emerging accounting professions in southeast Europe. Mitchem graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Edward F. Oxford joined Banner Health in July 2007 as Senior Vice President/Chief Talent Officer. Oxford focuses on leading the development and implementation of key strategies that position Banner Health as an employer of choice. Before joining Banner Health, Oxford worked for Motorola, Inc. in Schaumburg, Ill., where he held a number of leadership positions in Organizational Development, Human Resources and Learning. While at Motorola, he ran Motorola University that provided learning opportunities for 65,000 employees, established a global Human Resources strategy and Organizational Development function to support business-wide initiatives. Before working at Motorola, Oxford was a principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers and focused on organization transformation in the management-consulting business. He was responsible for building the revenues of his practice in the technology and entertainment industries and provided coaching to firm partners and executive clients. As the second member of this practice, he assisted growing revenues from nothing to $34 million in less than a year. Oxford holds a Doctorate from Columbia University in Organization and Leadership. He also holds a master’s degree in education and an undergraduate degree in business. Additional graduate studies include management science at the University of Southern California and counseling psychology at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Lloyd J. Levidow is a Certified Public Accountant based in Scottsdale, with a practice focused on small- to medium-sized companies. Prior to this, Levidow was a managing partner and accountant with Kops, Edwards Topple and Levidow, C.P.A.s, in Mineola, New York, where he oversaw the administrative operations of a $1.5 million accounting practice. He is a member of the New York State and Arizona Societies of Certified Public Accountants, and a past member of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. He has served as accountant for local organizations including Future For Kids and Real Man Ministries (Scottsdale) and The Bead Museum (Glendale). Levidow is currently a Board Trustee and Treasurer for Temple Kol Ami in Scottsdale. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University.