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Tony Bolazina elected to ACF Board of Directors


Tony Bolazina, Northern Trust’s Senior Vice President and Region President managing Arizona operations and overseeing the Colorado and Nevada markets, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Arizona Community Foundation.

Before relocating to Phoenix in 2011, Tony served as President of Northern Trust in Denver for 10 years. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Senior Lender in Denver. Bolazina first joined Northern Trust Corporation in Chicago in 1984 as a member of the Management Training Program. His tenure with the company involved various commercial banking assignments, including lending to middle market companies and nonprofit organizations. For six years, Bolazina was responsible for the commercial, private and personal banking areas of Northern Trust’s Naperville, Illinois Financial Center.

Before coming to Arizona, he was active in the Denver community, having served on advisory boards such the University of Colorado at Denver School of Business and the Alliance for Choice in Education, and on the boards of Boy Scouts of America-Denver Area Council, Downtown Denver, Inc., Regis Jesuit High School, and the Colorado Symphony.

Bolazina is currently a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership and the Advisory Board of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and a past Board Member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from DePauw University and a Masters of Management degree in Finance from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. In 2009, he was awarded the Community Leadership Award from DePauw University.

“The Arizona Community Foundation has an enduring relationship with Northern Trust dating back to its inception,” said Ron Butler, Chairman of the ACF Board of Directors. “Tony brings a wealth of knowledge in finance and economics and an understanding of the Community Foundation’s services and role in the community. He is a seasoned leader who will add valuable expertise and knowledge to our Board and we welcome him.”

Arizona Community Foundation Board members serve three-year terms, renewable up to two times.

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