Sharing the Prize Seed Advisory Board

Jaburg & Wilk and the Jaburg & Wilk Foundation appreciates  the members of the Advisory Board in their assistance in selecting the finalists.    The receipent of the $25,000 grant will be chosen by a combination of public voting and the Advisory Board for the 2010 Sharing the Prize Seed Grant.

Learn about the Advisory Board Members

David B. Roderique, CEcD : President and CEO 

Downtown Phoenix Partnership

David Roderique is the President and CEO of the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, a public-private partnership whose mission is to provide economic development and enhanced services to the core area of downtown Phoenix.  He has served in this role since early 2008.  Prior to that, David worked for the City of Scottsdale for 22 years, most recently as General Manager of the Economic Vitality Department, where he was responsible for the community’s overall economic development, tourism, redevelopment, and business service programs.  David also worked in corporate real estate in San Francisco, and as an economic/real estate development consultant in Tucson.  He is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), serves on a variety of Boards, including the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Arizona District Council, and the Herberger Theater.  He has won numerous awards, including Arizona Economic Developer of the Year.  In addition to his memberships with IEDC and ULI, he also belongs to the International Downtown Association (IDA), and the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED).  Mr. Roderique received both BA and MA degrees in Geography and Regional Development from the University of Arizona.   He resides in Scottsdale with his wife and two children

Florence Eckstein: Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

Florence Eckstein is the co-owner and publisher of the weekly community

newspaper Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, founded in 1948; annual Community Directory; and website  She directs a staff of 16.

She is a lifelong community volunteer, serving currently as vice president of the Camp Colley Foundation board.  She also is a member of the Board of Directors of the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University; of the Steering Committee of the American Jewish Press Association, and of the Museum Committee of the Cutler*Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center.

She is former chair of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board and has served on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, Arizona State University Alumni Association, Arizona Town Hall and Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest.  She is a member of Charter 100 and of Women at the Top.

Flo was born and raised in Phoenix and earned degrees at Phoenix College (Associate of Arts), the University of Arizona (Bachelor of Arts in English) and Arizona State University (Master of Social Work).  She has been named to the Phoenix College Alumni Hall of Fame.

Flo and her husband Paul, a lawyer, have two grown sons, Michael and Tim, and two grandchildren.

Jeff Moriarty, Phoenix Innovation Foundation

Jeff Moriarty has a degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University, and has worked the spectrum from running his own software company, to assessing information security issues, to performing improv comedy, to managing social media communities for a Fortune 100 company. Jeff helped develop and implement the internal Social Media strategy for Intel employees, and worked as the Community Manager for the external developer site supporting Intel’s mobile products. He is extremely active in the Phoenix social media community, and in addition to running the Phoenix Social Media Club, he is one of the founders of Ignite Phoenix, ImprovAZ, and the Phoenix Innovation Foundation. His versatile background and practical enterprise experience gives him a unique perspective on the social media challenges facing everyone from individuals to large businesses.  Jeff is currently the Director of Social Media Strategy at Sitewire, a Tempe based firm.

Kimber Lanning: Local First Arizona

Kimber Lanning is an entrepreneur, arts advocate and community activist who works to cultivate strong, vibrant communities and inspire a higher quality of life in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Lanning is actively involved in fostering cultural diversity, economic self-reliance and responsible growth for Arizona. In 2003, Lanning founded Local First Arizona, a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the economic and cultural benefits provided by locally owned businesses. Lanning was most recently appointed as a director for the City of Phoenix Development Advisory Board. She also owns Stinkweeds and Modified Arts, founded SilverPlatter, and serves on the boards for Alliance for Audience, EarCandy, and Metropolitan Arts High School.

Karen Scislowski: Vestar

Karen Scislowski brings both her 25 years of commercial real estate experience and the skills honed while acquiring her MBA from Arizona State University West to bear in her business and volunteer endeavors.   She is honored to be the president elect of AZCREW – Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women. It a non-profit organization that supports, promotes and empowers women in their growth and advancement in commercial real estate.  Currently she enjoys working at Vestar in the property management division.  Vestar is one of the leading privately held real estate companies in the western United States that develops and manages retail and entertainment destinations which are community focal points. Since its inception in 1977, Vestar has earned a reputation for integrity and responsibility in the fields of commercial development and property management.  Karen also volunteers at the Desert Botanical Garden, the largest living museum displaying the diversity and splendor of our desert climate.

Maurine Karabotsas :Social Venture Partners Board Member

Maurine E. Karabatsos is a founding partner, current board member and former Chairman of the Board of Social Venture Partners Arizona.  MaurinMaurine E. Karabatsose

has lived in the Phoenix area since 1978 and has been actively involved in the community professionally and philanthropically.  Currently, she is the Director of Strategic Alliances for Empire West Title Agency.  Prior to her experience in the title industry, Karabatsos was a bank director and past president of two community banks in Arizona and Nevada.  Currently she sits on the steering committee for ULI’s Arizona chapter, and is on the AdvisoryBoard of STARS.

Scott Sutherland : KTAR Radio

Scott Sutherland is Vice President and Market Manager for Bonneville International Corporation’s Phoenix Radio Group, which includes stations News/Talk 92.3 KTAR, 987 The Peak and Sports 620 KTAR.
Sutherland joined Bonneville in 2005 where he served as Director of Sales for Bonneville’s Phoenix stations, FM News 620 KTAR, 98.7 The Peak FM and Sports 620 AM. Most recently, Sutherland served as Vice President/Market Manager for Bonneville’s Seattle group of AM News/Talk 710 KIRO, B97.3 FM (KBSG) and KTTH AM 770. When he joined Bonneville Sutherland brought with him 12 years of radio industry experience, including a 10-year tenure with CBS Radio/Infinity in Phoenix. While there he held several senior positions including Account Manager, General Sales Manager, and Director of Sales. .
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona in 1990. He and his wife, Amy, have been married for 12 years and are the parents of three children, Matthew, Christopher, and Elle. His personal interests include music, travel, reading, and sports.
Bonneville International is a dynamic and diversified media company with television, radio, broadcasting, advertising, and satellite operations in the top markets across the U.S. including Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Phoenix, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Salt Lake City, where it is headquartered. Known not only as a leader in the industry but also as a values-driven company, Bonneville’s mission is to “Make a Difference” in the communities where it operates. Bonneville has become a national leader in providing quality, values-oriented media products.