ACF Announces Staff Reorganization
Due to continued growth, the Arizona Community Foundation has recently reorganized the executive staff, enhanced business operations, and promoted key staff members. The changes support the current three-year strategic business plan and enable the Foundation to focus on improving overall operating excellence.
“Our new structure allows our talented staff to better serve our donors and the community and steward the charitable assets we manage,” said Steve Seleznow, ACF President & CEO. “We needed to adapt to our new scale and realize the efficiencies, leverage, and opportunities it provides.”
The Finance & Administrative unit has been divided into two units: Finance, led by former Senior Vice President of Finance & Accounting Kyla Quintero, and Operations, led by former Chief Finance & Administrative Officer Jeff Sauter.
Kyla Quintero was promoted to Chief Financial Officer, where she leads the finance and accounting teams, is responsible for the processing, managing, and reporting of all financial activities, and oversees ACF’s auditing and accounting practices. An ACF staff member since 2017, Kyla has quickly moved into executive leadership positions within the organization. Prior to ACF, she was the Vice President of Anderson Zurmuehlen in Montana for 16 years where she was part of the management team running a statewide CPA firm with seven offices and 250 employees. She holds a master’s degree in accounting from Montana State University.
Jeff Sauter was appointed Chief Operations & Administrative Officer and now leads the technology strategic plan, all systems integration, continuous process improvement, talent development, and information and data management. Jeff joined ACF as Chief Financial Officer in 2014 after holding that same position for the San Antonio Area Foundation, where he was named one of the Best CFOs of 2012 by the San Antonio Business Journal. Jeff is an active Certified Public Accountant and earned his master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in international finance from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Penn State University.
To better manage daily operations and coordination, five staff members have assumed additional responsibilities: Glenn Wike has been named Senior Director, Strategy & Public Policy; Morgan Bishop Fraser has been named Director, Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy; Casey Stevens has been named Director, Investments; Michelle Arndt has been named Lead Philanthropic Advisor; and Chrissy Papscun has been named Philanthropic Advisor, Supporting Organizations.
In his new role, Glenn Wike will focus on optimizing the effectiveness of the organization and its strategic direction. He will lead the Foundation’s public policy priorities, working closely with the Public Policy Committee of the board. He has been with ACF since 2012 and has served in various positions, most recently leading ACF’s statewide education program. Prior to ACF, Glenn worked for the Phoenix Zoo and earned a bachelor’s degree in public service and public policy from ASU.
As Director of the Pakis Center, Morgan Bishop Fraser will develop and implement a strategic plan for the Center, build relationships and cultivate new corporate clients, and support the increasing number of companies expanding their philanthropic and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Morgan has been with ACF since 2013 and has served in various philanthropic services roles including overseeing the Foundation’s supporting organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal and organizational communication from California State University, Long Beach.
As Director, Investments, Casey Stevens will oversee all of ACF’s externally managed investment assets, manage daily liquidity needs, and develop investment-related communications. Before joining ACF in 2017, Casey spent nine years at Pavilion Advisory Group, the Foundation’s Chicago-based institutional investment consulting firm. He holds an MBA from Eastern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Illinois State University.
Michelle Arndt will work to extend and enhance donor relationship management systems and processes, manage global giving, cultivate new donors, and assist donors with complex gifts. She joined the ACF staff in 2012 as a member of the administrative team, then handled grant distributions before joining the philanthropic services team. Prior to ACF, Michelle spent 12 years coordinating admissions and marketing for Keystone Montessori School and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications, with a minor in nonprofit administration from Arizona State University.
Chrissy will oversee relationship and board management for the Foundation's nearly 30 supporting organizations. Chrissy came to ACF through the Rosenbluth Family Charitable Foundation, an ACF supporting organization. As a longtime close, personal friend of the Rosenbluth family, she was a tenured, trusted employee for almost 15 years. She worked side by side with the founder, Gerald Rosenbluth, running his primary business for over a decade and played a vital role in the establishment of the Rosenbluth Family Foundation where she went on to serve as Vice President and Executive Director.