Creating significant opportunities for aligning governance with the needs of the region

Governance

The Governance Focus Area engages governance issues both locally and statewide. Focus Area goals include efforts to correct structural deficiencies in governance as well as to support and prepare new leadership for elected office. The ultimate goal is efficient and effective governance for Southern Arizona and the State of Arizona.

Co-Chairs

  • Ted Hinderaker
      Ted Hinderaker

      Ted Hinderaker

      PartnerHinderaker, Rauh & Weisman

      Practice Areas: Complex Commercial Real Estate and Business Transactions; Real Property Acquisitions and Dispositions, with Emphasis on Large Muhi- Family Transactions; Entity Fonnation and Governance Documents; Real Estate Acquisition and Refinancing Loans, including Borrower’s Counsel Opinion Letters; Negotiation and Drafting of Commercial and Retail Leases; Loan Modifications and Restructurings; Private Placement Syndications (sold to accredited investors only); Mediation of Partnership Disputes
      Education:
      BA with high distinction, University of Arizona 1978
      JD with honors, University of Arizona 1981
      Phi Beta Kappa

      Memberships and Affiliations
      State Bar of Arizona
      Pima County Bar Association
      State Bar of California (inactive)
      Admitted Arizona Supreme Court and U.S. District Court
      University of Arizona Foundation Board of Trustees 2005-2011 (Executive Committee, Governance Committee Chair and Corporate Secretary)
      University of Arizona National Alumni Board of Directors (Executive Committee) 1996-2002
      Arizona Town Hall Participant
      Past President and Governance Board Member, Tucson Children’s Museum

      Ted is active in the Tucson community and a supporter of the University of Arizona, having served on the Board of Directors for the University of Arizona Foundation and National Alumni Association and as President of the Tucson Children’s Museum. He has presented at continuing legal education seminars, including presentations involving commercial loan modifications and note purchase transactions.

    • Si Schorr
        Si Schorr

        Si Schorr

        PartnerLewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

        Mr. Schorr is the senior partner in the Tucson office for the firm of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, practicing in the areas of real estate, corporate, and general business law. He has been involved in many major land use cases in Arizona.

        Professional Activities
        Mr. Schorr serves on the Tucson Airport Authority and the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Commission.

        He was chair of the State Board of Transportation and the first Chair of the Regional Transportation Authority. He served as a member of the Pima County Planning Commissions (1959-62), Tucson Assistant City Manager and Urban Renewal Director (1962-1963), and the Governor’s Economic Planning and Development and Advisory Board (1983-1985).

        He served and was co-chair of the Arizona State Bar CLE seminar on Land Use Regulation and Litigation (1977, 1986, 1989). He was also the chair of the University of Arizona Law School CLE Seminar on Ballot Box Law: The Initiative and Referendum in Land Use and Public Decision-Making (1991), and co-chair of the CLE International Seminar on Land Use Law: Development, Regulation, and Environmental Issues (1996).

        Community Activities
        Mr. Schorr serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council. He was chairman of the Governor’s Task Force of the Seriously Mentally Ill (1989-91), chair of the Tucson-Pima County Commission on Improved Government Management (1976) and a founding board member of Pima Community College (1966-67).

        Special Recognition
        Mr. Schorr is listed in the current editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Super Lawyers.

        Bar Affiliations
        Mr. Schorr is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Pima County Bar Association.

        Education
        Brooklyn Law School, LL.B., 1953.

      • Sarah Smallhouse
          Sarah Smallhouse

          Sarah Smallhouse

          PresidentThomas R. Brown Foundation

          Sarah is a Tucson native and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Economics, her MBA from the University of Arizona, and most recently, a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. She and her husband David have two children, Tommy and Laura.

          She is President of the Brown Foundations in Tucson. The foundations are focused on education and strategic initiatives. They have made significant grants benefiting the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, Science Foundation Arizona, the Critical Path Institute, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, the Tucson Pima County Library and Literacy Connects among others. The Brown Foundations also provide economic education workshops for K-12 school teachers, and have organized symposiums and forums on public policy issues.

          In addition to the Brown Foundations Sarah chairs the University of Arizona Foundation Board and the Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center Board.

          Her personal interests include tennis, sailing, hiking, reading, and travel.

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