Danny Swancey

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Dec. 1, 2020) – The Arizona Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, elected officers and board members for 2021.

The 2021 Executive Committee of NAIOP Arizona comprises Danny Swancey, Chairman, ViaWest Group; Rusty Kennedy, Vice Chairman, CBRE, Inc.; Cathy Thuringer, Treasurer, Trammell Crow Company; John Orsak, Programs Chair, Lincoln Property Company; Phil Breidenbach, Secretary, Colliers International; Jim Wentworth, Wentworth Property Company, Immediate Past Chairman; and Molly Carson, Ryan Companies US, Inc., Past Chair once removed.

New 2021 board members include Chris Anderson, Hines; Jeff Moloznik, RED Development LLC; Mike Olsen, Globe Corporation; and Mike Strittmatter, CBRE, Inc. (Developing Leaders representative, 1-year term).

Returning members of the board of directors are Chris Burson, Alliance Bank of Arizona; Bryon Carney, Cushman & Wakefield; Danielle Feroleto, Small Giants; Derek Flottum, Irgens; Jeff Foster, Prologis; Tom Jarvis, Willmeng Construction; Kate Morris, Transwestern; CJ Osbrink, Newmark Knight Frank; Darren Pitts, Velocity Retail Group; and Candace Rosauro, Layton Construction.

Andrew Cheney, Lee & Associates Arizona, is the board member who is rolling off the leadership team after serving as Board Chairman of NAIOP Arizona in 2018.

“The resilience, creativity and commitment of our members and corporate sponsors made 2020 a great year for our organization despite the unusual conditions,” Swancey said. “We look forward to building upon the successes of 2020 as we enter a new year and are fortunate to have such a highly-qualified and engaged board of directors to help us accomplish this.”



NAIOP, a 19,000+ member organization in North America provides unparalleled industry networking and education, and advocates for effective legislation on behalf of its members. It is the leading association for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate.