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Board Members

Victor Flores, Chairman
District 1
Term Expires ~ 2014
Stephen W. Christy, Vice Chairman
District 2
Term Expires ~ 2015

Kelly O. Anderson, Member
District 4
Term Expires ~ 2016

Hank Rogers, Member
District 5
Term Expires ~ 2017
Joseph E. La Rue, Member
District 1
Term Expires ~ 2018
William R. Cuthbertson, Member
District 3
Term Expires ~ 2019

Deanna L. Beaver, Member
District 6
Term Expires ~ 2018

State Transportation Board
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Phone: 602.712.7550

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Victor Flores, Chairman

Maricopa County

 

Victor Flores, Member
     Mr. Victor Flores was appointed to the State Transportation Board in December of 2007 and represents Maricopa County.

     Mr. Flores, who currently serves as the President of the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC) and is the Director, Executive Projects & Support in the Community Development Department for Arizona Public Service (APS), will serve a seven year term.

     Governor Napolitano stated, "Victor will bring an extraordinarily broad range of experience and community involvement to this board. The various roles he has served over the years have given Victor great expertise on Arizona's needs in the 21st century, and the important role transportation infrastructure will play in our future."

     In this new role, Mr. Flores will bring his leadership experience in the Arizona-Mexico region to further prepare Arizona for growth by improving infrastructure, expanding trade and promoting regional economic development.

     In addition to his work with the AMC and APS, Mr. Flores, has an extensive record of service with community and government organizations. This includes service as Chairman of the Arizona Housing Finance Authority, as the President of the Guadalupe Chamber of Commerce, and as an elected member of the board of the Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District. He has also worked as a mining engineer, a business owner, and for the state Registrar of Contractors.

 
 
 
Stephen W. Christy

Stephen W. Christy, Vice Chairman

Pima County

     Mr. Stephen W. Christy was appointed to the State Transportation Board in October 2009 and represents Pima County.

     He is a Tucson native and a graduate of the American University in Washington, D.C. After receiving his degree, Mr. Christy began working for his family’s car dealership, Galloway Motors, in Tucson. He spent time working his way up through all the departments and management positions within the dealership and eventually purchased the business in 1997. In 2001 the business was moved to a new location and opened as Steve Christy Chrysler-Jeep. Mr. Christy sold the operation in 2007.

     Stephen has long history of community involvement, having served as the board chairman for the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and as the general campaign chairman for the United Way of Tucson. He also served as president of both the Arizona Automobile Dealers Association and the Tucson New Car Dealers Association. Other affiliations include the Rotary Club of Tucson, the Tucson Airport Authority, the Citizen’s Advisory Council to the Regional Transportation Authority, the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation Board.

     Mr. Christy lives in Tucson with his wife, Susan. They have three daughters.

 
 
 

Kelly O. Anderson, Member

Gila, Graham and Pinal Counties

Kelly O. Anderson

     Kelly O. Anderson is a third generation Maricopa farmer and is the managing partner for Anderson Palmisano Farms. Mr. Anderson comes from a family of public and community service. Active in industry organizations, he is a member of and has had leadership roles in the Pinal County and Arizona Farm Bureaus, Arizona Cotton Growers Association and Arizona Grain. Mr. Anderson currently sits on the Maricopa Stanfield Irrigation District and Electrical District 3 Board of Directors and served as mayor of Maricopa from 2004 to 2008.

     Mr. Anderson and his wife, Torri, live on the family farm with their two sons.

 
 
 
Hank Rogers, Member

Hank Rogers, Member

Apache, Coconino and Navajo Counties

     Mr. Hank Rogers, a descendent of two Arizona pioneer families, is the newest member of the State Transportation Board representing Navajo, Apache and Coconino Counties.

     Hank is a founder of the Apache County ATV Rough Riders and is past president and current member of the Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Board for Arizona State Parks. Hank has also served on the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Off-Highway Vehicle Legislation Committee.

     His long history of community involvement includes serving on the Round Valley Unified School District Governing Board, the Executive Board of the Arizona Interscholastic Association and Northern Arizona Vocational Education Board.

     Hank and his wife Debbie live in Eagar, Arizona. They have six sons and eight grandchildren. Four of his sons are military veterans.

 
 
 

Joseph E. La Rue, Member

Maricopa County

Joseph E. La Rue

     Mr. La Rue was appointed to the State Transportation Board to represent Maricopa County in March 2012. Joe La Rue has been a resident of Maricopa County for more than 36 years and currently lives in Peoria with his wife Suzy. Joe and Suzy have 5 daughters and one grandson.

     He is President and CEO of Sun Health Partners, a local nonprofit organization that is designed to support West Valley healthcare through community partnerships that create, develop and foster superior living, learning and working environments.

     Prior to joining Sun Health in 2005, Mr. La Rue was an attorney practicing in the Sun Cities area for 16 years, with an emphasis in real estate finance and development. After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business in 1985, Mr. La Rue earned his Juris Doctorate from the Arizona State University College in Law in 1988.

     Mr. La Rue is a former member of the Maricopa County Transportation Advisory Board, representing Supervisory District 4. Mr. La Rue is also a member of the Arizona Town Hall Board of Directors and the WESTMARC Board Directors. Previously, Mr. La Rue served a four-year term on the Peoria City Council from 1997-2001.

 
 
 

William F. Cuthbertson, Member

William F. Cuthbertson, Member

Cochise, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz Counties

     Mr. Cuthbertson is a third-generation Arizonan. Born in Morenci and a graduate of Duncan High School, he has lived in Greenlee County most of his life. Cuthbertson received an Associate of Arts degree from Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, and a Bachelor of Arts in education and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Arizona State University. He is registered in Arizona as a professional civil engineer.

     He is employed by Freeport McMoRan and has worked at the Morenci copper mine for the past 25 years. His current position is senior resource analyst, where his duties include oversight of the Morenci Land and Water Department. Cuthbertson’s community involvement has included serving on the Morenci Unified School District Governing Board for nine years and as a member of the Greenlee County Planning and Zoning Commission for four years.

     He and his wife Suzanne live in his family home in York Valley, near Duncan. They have been married for more than 30 years and have three children.

“I’m pleased to serve on the State Transportation Board. I understand how important transportation is to Arizona’s industries and to Arizona residents who use our state highway system every day for business and recreation,” Cuthbertson said. “I’m happy to serve on the board for the next six years as we work together to improve transportation for each and every one of us.”

 
 
 

Deanna L. Beaver, Member

Yavapai, Yuma, Mohave and La Paz Counties

Deanna L. Beaver, Member

     Ms. Beaver is a fourth-generation Arizonan, whose maternal great-grandparents relocated to the state in 1916. Her family history is deeply rooted in the development of the Arizona’s transportation landscape.

     She is serving in her sixth term on the Parker Unified School District No. 27 Governing Board. She served 10 years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate; is a past member of the Arizona Historical Society State Board of Directors; is a board member and officer of the Parker Area Historical Society; and was previously a volunteer certified water safety instructor and lifeguard for the Town of Parker.

     She attended Lamson Business College before marrying her husband of 38 years. Together, they are the parents of three grown children, each of whom graduated college and pursuing their individual areas of interest. Additionally, Beaver enjoys time spent with her three granddaughters.

“As an Arizonan, I want Arizona to be successful. If I can help toward achieving this through my service on the Transportation Board, then I feel I am doing my part,” Beaver said.

 

 

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