Jeff Gottfurcht is the first person in the world to summit Mt. Everest with Rheumatoid Arthritis. He worked on Wall Street for 14 years as a Senior Vice-President at leading global financial firms including UBS Financial and Salomon Smith Barney. Additionally, he was selected as Man of the Year by United Nations and their International School for the philanthropic work he does speaking around the country, inspiring kids and adults to push through their obstacles and achieve success.
Derek Jackson is an ex-military intelligence officer who previously served as a Captain in the U.S. Army for five years, where his intelligence work focused on the social media activity of U.S. adversaries and radical insurgents. Jackson deployed in support of combat operations with the 1st Special Forces Group (airborne) to Kuwait, Jordan, and Syria. Derek's accolades include the Joint Commendation Medal for creating and leading the first social media intelligence collection team for the SOJTF-OIR headquarters. Derek was recently selected as an honoree for Phoenix Business Journals’ 40 Under 40 Class of 2021 as a leader that is helping shape the Valley into a better place to live and work.
Kelli Jackson served over five years as an active duty officer in the US Army. She has extensive experience in planning large scale, out of state, multi-level missions and managing the day to day benchmarks that are necessary for consistent progress.
Mr. Basso is the founder and managing partner of BEST Partner LLC, an independent financial services consulting firm. In his distinguished career, Mr. Basso has held the title of Managing Director at investment firms UBS, PaineWebber, and Merrill Lynch, responsible for the clearing services business at each. Mr. Basso served as President/Chairman of Correspondent ServicesCorporation (CSC), a PaineWebber/UBS subsidiary. Prior to that success, Mr. Basso was responsible for Merrill Lynch’s entry into the clearing business. He established its subsidiary, Broadcort Capital Corp. serving as President. Under his direction, both entities became recognized leaders in the industry.
Dr. Jackie Henretig is a clinical psychologist licensed in California and Arizona. Her experience includes providing psychotherapy to culturally diverse populations in community mental health and university counseling settings. She graduated with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from California Lutheran University specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy modalities for a wide range of mental health diagnoses. She has also taught graduate level courses on various psychotherapeutic techniques and treatment modalities. Dr. Jackie is passionate about advocating for disenfranchised, oppressed, and vulnerable populations.
Dr. Angela Salomon is the Director of Programs at StreetlightUSA, a program serving adolescent female victims of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). She has worked with foreign and domestic trafficked populations since 2007. Her education and training in Clinical Psychology has included program development and the assessment and treatment of trauma from human trafficking. She is a member of the Central Arizona United to Stop Exploitation (CAUSE) Task Force and is Co-Chair of Victims Services for the Arizona Human Trafficking Council with the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith, and Family. Dr. Salomon is actively involved and invested in empowering the community at state and national levels by teaching about human trafficking and ways to take action against it.
Mr. Drury is a Co-Founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and one of Arizona Business Magazine’s Top 100 Lawyers. In his 30+ years of experience, Mr. Drury has achieved a notable record of success as an attorney. He has held a variety of prestigious positions in professional organizations such as member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, former chairman of ALFA International, Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, is a founder and former chair of the American Law Firm Association, a member of the Drake University Board of Trustees, is past chair of Drake University’s National Alumni Board, and is a member of the Arizona State University Sun Devil Club.
Sheriff Mark Lamb became a police officer for the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Reservation. He was valedictorian of his academy class, then went on to become Rookie of the Year as an officer. In the subsequent years, he was awarded Officer of the year and then Detective of the Year. He served on the SWAT team and was a very successful gang and drug detective who, alongside federal and local partners, took down some of the most dangerous gangs operating off of the reservation. His efforts in that operation earned him the Award of Excellence from the Arizona Gang Investigators Association. Sheriff Lamb then moved to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office as a deputy and in 2016 took on the role as Sheriff.