David J. Bodney is the Managing Partner of the Phoenix office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where his practice focuses on media and constitutional law, commercial and intellectual property litigation, American Indian law and government affairs. Mr. Bodney is listed in the current editions of Who’s Who in American Law, Best Lawyers in America®, and Southwest Super Lawyers.
Mr. Bodney also serves as adjunct faculty at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication, where he teaches media law. He serves on the Governing Board of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications Law and on the Editorial Advisory Board of Communications Lawyer. For the Media Law Resource Center, Mr. Bodney has co-authored the MLRC’s 50-State Surveys on privacy and employment privacy law for more than a decade.
Mr. Bodney serves as a National Commissioner of the Anti-Defamation League and on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Locally, he serves on the Endowment Board of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the Children’s Action Alliance, and of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. As a pro bono project, he helped secure the purchase of Monroe School Building for the City of Phoenix to serve as the home of the Phoenix Children’s Museum.
In 2011, Valle del Sol, one of Arizona’s largest nonprofit, community-based organizations, gave its Arizona Public Service Peacemaker Award to Mr. Bodney. In 2008, he received the prestigious Judge Learned Hand Award for his community service. In 1999, together with The Arizona Republic, he earned the Arizona Newspapers Association’s Freedom of Information Award for his work in federal court on behalf of Phoenix Newspapers, Inc.
Mr. Bodney is a graduate of Yale University (cum laude) and the University of Virginia (J.D./M.A. Foreign Affairs), where he served as Senior Editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law. He is a former legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. John V. Tunney (D. Cal.)
|Susan Bansak Susan Bansak has been a Scottsdale resident since 1992 and vigorously supports several nonprofit organizations within her community. Since 1993 she has been an active part of the Phoenix Country Day School serving on the Board of Trustees, President and currently as an Advisory Trustee. Bansak also serves on the board for Dorrance Family Enterprises, Dorrance Family Foundation, DMB Associates, Florence Crittenton and Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation where she is the Chair of the Board of Governance. On a personal note, Bansak is married with four grown children and is an avid equestrienne.|
|Susan Martin Budinger Susan Budinger is a founding director of The Rodel Foundations, a group of private and public philanthropies dedicated to helping improve primary and secondary public education in Delaware and Arizona. Before the formation of the Foundations, Budinger was a director of Rodel, Inc. While a director of Rodel, Budinger lead the process that generated the articulation of the Company’s vision and core ideology, which ultimately lead to the establishment of the Rodel Foundations. During her earlier career at Rodel, Budinger held management positions in marketing, sales and organization development. Prior to joining Rodel, she was an Account Executive with Griffin Bacal Advertising in New York, NY. Budinger is currently a board member of the Arizona Community Foundation, where she has chaired the committee responsible for all education programs and grants. She has been a member of the boards of the Arizona Early Education Funds, The Ellis Center for Educational Excellence and Phoenix Country Day School and was appointed to Governor Napolitano’s P – 20 Council.|
|Shelby Butterfield Shelby Butterfield is an active community volunteer. She has served on the board of St. Joseph’s Hospital since 2007 and is in her second term as secretary. Butterfield has chaired the St. Joseph’s Foundation grants review committee for the last two years and since 2009, has served as the Chair of the Phoenix Country Day School lower school philanthropy outreach program “Sharing Tree.” Butterfield has also served on multiple boards at ASU including Adopt a Devil and Presidents Community Enrichment Programs (PCEP). She is the mother of Bailey and Jack, ages 8 and 5.|
|Terry Finnegan Terry Finnegan has been a Financial Advisor with Morgan Smith Barney since 2007 when she relocated to Arizona. Prior to that, she had an extensive career as an Engineer and Manager of General Electric, an independent consultant, and business owner in Connecticut. Throughout her career, Finnegan has been assisting business professionals in problem-solving and providing excellent customer service. Most recently, she has spent eight years working with clients in banking. Finnegan is active in the community and co-chairs the local chapter of Columbia University’s Alumni. Her charitable work also includes volunteering for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ballet Arizona, and Phoenix Country Day School.|
|Nina Romano Nina Romano’s special relationship with her nephew, Maxie Shacknai is her inspiration for being on the Board of Directors. She and Maxie shared a very special bond and she will work tirelessly in is memory and honor. During the last 15 years she has been involved in various ways with several special education programs and during three of those years she was also a committee member on the Tracy Special Athlete’s Program which provided social and athletic programs to children and adults with special needs.|
|Gay F. Wray Gay is president of the Roger S. Firestone Foundation, co-chair of the Smithsonian National Alumni Board, co-founder of the O’Connor House, advisory trustee for Phoenix Country Day School, and a lifetime member of the Barrows Neurological Women’s Board. She is a former director of Bank of America Arizona and a former director or Hollywood Park REIT, CA. Past philanthropic associations have included the Phoenix Zoo Auxiliary, Charter 100, Senator’s Cup, Valley Shakespeare Theater and Christ Church Memorial Garden.|
|Deborah Bateman Deborah Bateman is National Bank of Arizona’s Executive Vice President, Director of Wealth Strategies, and serves on the bank’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. She oversees the delivery of product and services for the bank’s high net individuals and is responsible for the NB/AZ Private Bank, NB/AZ Wealth Management and Executive Banking. Bateman is also responsible for several of the bank’s key departments including Nonprofit Banking and the Women’s Financial Group. As an active member of the community, Bateman currently serves on the Executive Committee for FreshStart and the Phoenix Suns Charities. She is also on the local advisory board for the Arizona Cancer Society, and a board member of the O’Connor House, Homeward Bound, and ChildHelp. In addition, Bateman is a member of Charter 100, Women’s Prewsident’s Organizati0on, Central Phoenix Women, ASU’s Women ans Philanthropy, Arizona 5 Arts Council, and the Heart Ball100.|