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.
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.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from DePauw University. He began his business career overseeing assets for Proctor and Gamble and Mobil Oil Corporation. In 1989 he began managing portfolios for individuals and corporate clients. In September of 2010, Dan joined RBC Wealth Management as a Senior Vice President following many years as a Senior Vice President at Smith Barney Citigroup. He received recognition in 2011 at RBC Wealth Management becoming a member of the firm’s Director’s Council. In addition, he holds several industry designations (Series 7, 63, 65, 66 and Life and Health Insurance Licenses). Dan and his wife, Sydney and their three children live in Paradise Valley, Arizona. He is a very active community leader serving as a member of The Phoenix Thunderbirds. Dan was also a founding board member of Desert Voices Oral Learning Center and is a past board member of the Safari Club International, Arizona Golf Association and Paradise Valley Country Club.
Mark Stebbings is Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Real Estate Banking Group for National Bank of Arizona®. He specializes in construction, bridge and term loans within various sectors including multifamily, office, industrial, retail, hotel and homebuilding. Mark has been part of the Zions Bancorporation team for 17 years and he’s been in Commercial Real Estate lending for over 20 years. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree and an Executive M.B.A from Arizona State University. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.
President and founding Principal of the Phoenix-based architecture firm Todd & Associates, Inc., Gary has 30 years of design and leadership experience. Since founding the firm in 1981, he has played a major role in the development of numerous highly-successful projects throughout the country.
Rock has been active in the commercial real estate, architecture, and construction industry for over 30 years. He has held a variety of positions in economic development and business development organizations in Arizona since 1999. He has served on the boards of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), The Business Development Guild, Scottsdale Cultural Council, and is a past President of the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED).
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