Board of Directors
The Treasure House Board of Directors is comprised of the following individuals:
Kurt Warner, Co-Founder
Kurt Warner is best-known for his success on the football field as a former NFL quarterback and Super Bowl MVP. After a successful 12-year career, Warner retired in 2010 and currently utilizes his knowledge as an analyst for NFL Network. Warner is also well-known for his work off the field, as a philanthropist, man of faith, and father of seven. He and his wife, Brenda, created the First Things First Foundation in 2001, which serves as a vehicle for them to reach out to the community and share their blessings with those in need.
Brenda Warner, Co-Founder
Brenda Warner is a former US Marine, New York Times best-selling author, and passionate philanthropist. She has toured the country as a featured speaker for Women of Faith Christian Women’s Conference, and shared her unbelievable story with thousands. Warner, who has seven children, has shared her vision of a safe and loving home for people with disabilities to create Treasure House.
Don Cardon, the Chief Executive Officer of Cardon Development Group, is a powerful force in the state of Arizona. Through leadership and determination, Cardon brought his vision for the heart of Phoenix to life, in the form of CityScape. The mixed-use development is the largest private investment in Downtown Phoenix history. Cardon was subsequently recruited by Gov. Jan Brewer to lead as the Director of the Department of Commerce, until he returned to the private sector in 2012. Cardon Development Group is responsible for Aspera at Joy, the development of which Treasure House is a part.
Mark Dalton enters his 11th season with the Arizona Cardinals and oversees the team’s media relations and publicity operations. In 2009, the Cardinals were recognized with the Pete Rozelle Award from the Pro Football Writers of America as the league’s top media relations staff. Prior to joining the Cardinals, Dalton previously served on the public relations staffs of the Buffalo Bills (1998-2004) and the Philadelphia Eagles (1991-94) of the National Football League. He also worked with the New Jersey Devils of the NHL (1996-97) and Birmingham Barracudas of the CFL (1995). A native of West Chester, PA, Dalton is a graduate of Temple University.
Doug Eaton is President, CEO, and board member of the Vantage Mobility International, which specializes in accessible vehicles. When he joined VMI at age 25, he developed his management skills through experience and outside training through organizations like Wharton Executive Education. In his free time he enjoys spending quality time with his wife of 18 years and his three daughters. Currently, Doug is a member of the Phoenix Chapter Young Presidents Association where he continues to hone his leadership skills.
Kelly Eaton, wife of Doug Eaton, is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and a mother of three. A University of Arizona graduate, Eaton offers her passion for philanthropy to local organizations like Young Life and Best Buddies. As a mother of a daughter with a disability, Eaton is an advocate for the disability community as well as an avid supporter of youth in her community.
Laureen “Lauri” Tanner serves as President and CEO of Ranken Jordan – A Pediatric Specialty Hospital, a one-of-a-kind pediatric therapy and rehabilitation hospital that serves as a bridge from acute-care hospital to home for children with the most complex medical conditions, in St. Louis, MO. Tanner’s nursing background has served her well in her leadership role at Ranken Jordan. She has earned two degrees from the Saint Louis University School of Nursing, and was recently selected as a member of the University’s Executive Advisory Board. Lauri has one son, a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Tanner’s passion and dedication to children continue to make a big difference in her community.
Jeff is the Chief Financial Officer for P. B. Bell with responsibilities of managing the financial operations, financial analysis and cash management functions. Additionally, he is responsible for raising both debt and equity capital for development and acquisitions projects. Jeff has over twenty years of experience in real estate development, debt placement and in establishing institutional and private equity partnerships. He previously worked at Harsch Investment Properties, and at Evergreen Devco, Inc. Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Jeff has worked with various schools and public agencies teaching women’s and children’s self-defense, awareness and anti-bullying techniques. Jeff, his wife Brantly, and their two children reside in Gilbert.
Keaton Merrell has over 18 years of experience in Capital Advisory Services including mortgage banking, mortgage brokerage and direct mortgage lending. His experience includes business development and extensive negotiating and underwriting of commercial and multifamily loans. Keaton moved to Arizona in 1984 to attend Arizona State University where he graduated in 1988 with a degree in Business Finance. Keaton in active in the community both through industry associations and civic causes.
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