Better Business Bureau Serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona® (BBB) welcomes new leadership to its board of directors. Brian Burt, partner with Snell and Wilmer serves as the 2015 chairman, while Gary Sneed chief lending officer at Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is vice-chair.

Additionally, six new Arizona business leaders are serving on the 34-person, non-profit board for their diverse industry expertise. The new BBB board directors are as follows:

  • Celia Waddington, principal owner of Ignite Creative Services
  • Maria Barquin, program director of Radio Campesina Network – Cesar   Chavez Foundation
  • Mike Donley, president of Donley Services
  • Ash Hachmeister, employee benefits consultant with MJ Insurance
  • Nathan Mendenhall, account executive with Sonora Quest Laboratories. Mendenhall previously served on BBB’s Yavapai County Office Advisory Council.
  • Tyler Yates, general manager of Yates Buick GMC

“We have so much potential to make an even larger impact this year. The support and guidance of these leaders will only ensure we capitalize on it,” BBB President Matthew Fehling said. “I can’t imagine a better group of passionate, forward-thinking individuals to represent BBB.”

Organizations also represented on BBB’s 2015 board include:

APS ● Lucid Agency ● Weitz Construction ●  MoneyRadio 1510 ●  U.S. Postal Inspection Service  ● Shamrock Foods ●  Phoenix Police Department ● Sun Devil Auto ● Triad Consulting Corporation ● Keyser ● Ashley Furniture Homestores ● ProCopy ● Mu Shu Asian Grill ● Greater Phoenix Economic Council ● air INTERGRATED ● Curt’s Auto Repair ●  Cox Communications  ●  JLS Consulting ●  Cue Financial Group, Inc. ● Snell & Wilmer ● SRP ●  Y Scouts  ● Desert Schools Federal Credit Union ●  Comerica ●  Dircks Moving Services

“Due to strong board support last year, our local BBB provided over 3.6 million BBB Business Reviews and witnessed the number of customer reviews nearly surpass 18K complaints filed,” Fehling said. “In 2015, we are enhancing technology, providing more educational opportunities for business owners and targeting new demographics.”