The Scottsdale Police Foundation (SPF) is guided by an all-volunteer board of directors. The body is comprised of dedicated individuals of community, corporate, and civic leaders from a variety of sectors. Together, the board provides high-level operational strategy, financial oversight, and overall accountability for the organization.
Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.
Board Vice President
Co Founder LevRose Commercial Real Estate
Originally from New York, Jon grew up in Scottsdale and is a graduate of University of Arizona in Tucson. With a background in both commercial brokerage and property management, Jon co-founded LevRose Commercial Real Estate in 1992 with Robert Levine.
Under his leadership, LevRose is a six time honoree as one of the Inc 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. LevRose has consistently been named one of the Business Journal's "Top 25 Commercial Brokerage Firms", is a multi-year recipient of Costar Groups "Power Broker" Award and in 2020 was names "#1 Commercial Brokerage Firm" by Ranking Arizona Magazine.
Jon served for several ears on the board and is an active member of the Arizona Chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO). Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of TCN Worldwide, an International alliance of commercial real estate firms of which LevRose is the Arizona affiliate and is also serving on the Board of Directors of the recently formed Scottsdale Police Foundation.
He recently served on the Board of the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) and gives time to serve on committees for the City of Scottsdale, the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and the University of Arizona Mentorship Society, where he helps mentor numerous up and coming leaders in Arizona.
Jon was recently recognized by AZRE Magazine as One of the "Top People to Know in Commercial Real Estate". He has been a featured guest on PBS television show "Arizona Horizons" as well as interviews on numerous podcasts, GlobeStreet.com, the Arizona Republic and the Phoenix Business Journal.
Credentials and Affiliations
TCN Worldwide - Board of Directors
Scottsdale Police Foundation - Board of Directors
Entrepreneurs' Organization - active member of Arizona Chapter (Board of Directors 2010-2019)
University of Arizona Wildcat Mentorship Society
City of Scottsdale Community Engagement Committee
Scottsdale Coalition of Today and Tomorrow (SCOTT)
Arizona Small Business Association - former member of the Board of Directors
Arizona Real Estate license
Eller College of Management - University of Arizona
Arizona School of Real Estate and Business
General Manger Caesars Republic
National real estate development and property management company, HCW, is thrilled to announce Joe Iturri has been appointed as General Manager of Caesars Republic Scottsdale, the 11-story, 265-room hotel and conference center scheduled to open Q1 of 2024.
Iturri brings nearly 30 years of hospitality experience to Caesars Republic Scottsdale, previously serving as General Manager of Saguaro Scottsdale for nine years, the opening Director of Sales and Marketing at W Scottsdale for six years, and Regional Director of Revenue Management for all of Starwood's Southwest Hotels for 13 years. During his tenure with Starwood, he was also a leader in their process of improvement effort, acting as a "Black Belt" in Six Sigma at the Phoenician Resort.
"Joe has been a pillar in the Scottsdale and Phoenix market. We are very excited about Joe leading the Caesars Republic team" stated Richard E. Huffman, Chief Executive Officer and President of HCW.
A Scottsdale resident with longstanding roots in the community Iturri serves on many boards in the community, including Vice Chair of the Board at Experience Scottsdale and Education Chair at the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association's (AZATL). Joe formerly sat as Board Chair for the non-profit organization STARS - Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services.
When Iturri - a graduate from University of Nevada Las Vegas - is not working, you'll likely find this outdoorsman spending time with his wife and two daughters, fly fishing, traveling or enjoying water sports.
Sara attended public school in the midwest and moved to Arizona to obtain her bachelor’s in print journalism and master’s in Higher and Postsecondary Education (M.Ed.) from Arizona State University. Sara has worked for Arizona State University and The University of Arizona in both student and academic affairs. This background provides her a unique perspective with valuable experience in student success, education initiatives, administration, accreditation, faculty, and classified staff. Sara is also a mom of three SUSD students, ranging from incoming PK through 4th grade as of fall 2022. They are third generation students of the district. Sara’s husband is a Scottsdale native. He is a graduate of Chaparral High School and Arizona State University. They have been married for twelve years.
A Scottsdale resident since 2014 Sara values the Scottsdale community and demonstrates that in many ways. She is a part of Scottsdale Leadership Class 36, giving back to the community through service, and learning from and engaging with various leaders of the city. Sara has developed many skills and relationships that will make jumping into a role that requires important collaborations with various stakeholders seamless. She is a part of the Scottsdale Citizen’s Police Academy Class 62 and volunteers with church youth programs and teaches in small groups.
Sara has been an enthusiastic volunteer within SUSD. In 2021-2022, she was chosen to serve on the SUSD Strategic Design Team, helping develop the new Mission, Vision, and Values of the district. In February 2022, she was given the SUSD Challenge coin as a part of this year long committee work. She was a Scottsdale Parent Council representative, and served on the first SPC audit committee presenting the findings and recommendations. Sara has volunteered for her children’s school’s PTO giving school tours, assisting with recruiting, and serving as a co-chair to ensure a great transition and warm welcome for new families. Understanding the importance and necessity of helping teachers, Sara has always volunteered to assist with duties from folder prep to class parties. On campus, she has volunteered for after school activities, PTO events, photo day, health screenings, and campus voting.
As President, Josh responsible for Axon’s execution and driving its growth — including top line execution and global expansion into new markets and new product categories — and managing other day-to-day functions. Josh joined Axon in 2009 as a member of Axon’s leadership development program and quickly established a strong track record of delivering results. In 2014, Josh led Axon’s domestic body camera and cloud software sales team to a record year and was subsequently promoted to Executive Vice President of Global Sales. In 2018, he stepped into the role of Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for Axon’s global growth, customer service, professional services, and sales operations, successfully driving annual growth rates in excess of 25%. In 2022, Josh was tapped to be Axon’s Chief Operating Officer. He is a keen operational leader who drives discipline and prioritization across the business, and ensures that Axon is aggressively pursuing our total addressable market opportunity, supported by a world class team. Josh is a board member of the Phoenix Police Foundation and holds a B.S. in Government + Political Science from Harvard University.
Principal Employee Benefits Consultant - MJ Insurance
I am a lifelong Phoenician who graduated from Washington High School (Phoenix) in 2001 and Arizona State University in 2005. I received my degree in Marketing from the WP Carey School of Business at ASU and was also a member of the Men’s Golf Team. My wife (Audrey) and I have been married for 10 years and have two kids – Landon (8) & Berkeley (5). We currently live in the Arcadia area and are active in our community.
After college, I became involved with the Pat Tillman Foundation and raised close to $50,000 over four years. During this time, I participated in three (3) Team Tillman New York City Marathon’s and a Team Tillman Ironman Arizona. All money raised went directly to their Tillman Scholar program that directly supports veterans who are seeking post-graduate degrees.
I was also a member of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Golf Committee from 2016-present and was the chairman of last years event. In 2022, we netted over $1M from the annual golf tournament which all went to supporting Phoenix Children’s mission of helping children in Phoenix.
I am also currently a member of the Honorary Commander program at Luke Air Force Base where I am attached to the Barry Goldwater Range in southern Arizona. The Honorary Commander program brings together the Phoenix business community and Luke’s Airman to build more understanding of our respective communities. I began my 2-year commitment November 2022 and have enjoyed learning how important of a role Luke AFB plays to both our country and to Arizona.
Lastly, I am an active member of the Scottsdale Charros who are an all-volunteer, nonprofit group of business and civic leaders that help build our community by supporting youth sports, education, and charitable causes. Funds raised all go back to supporting local youth initiatives, with Scottsdale Unified School District being our largest beneficiary.
Executive Vice President - First Bank
As an Executive Vice President at FirstBank in the Phoenix metro market, I retain responsibility for a group of lenders producing commercial and consumer credits, as well as additional business development and branch operations oversight responsibilities. FirstBank is one of the largest privately owned banks in the country exceeding $26 billion in assets. FirstBank continues to see strong growth in its primary markets of Arizona and Colorado.