Board of Directors

GreatHearts America Board of Directors

Jay Heiler, Board President

Board Chairman & Co-Founder, Great Hearts, Arizona Board of Regents

Jay Heiler, Board President

Board Chairman & Co-Founder, Great Hearts, Arizona Board of Regents

Kurt Davis, Vice President

Founding Partner, FirstStrategic

Kurt Davis, Vice President

Founding Partner, FirstStrategic

Dr. Daniel Scoggin, Secretary & Treasurer

Co-founder of Great Hearts, Chief Advancement Officer

Dr. Daniel Scoggin, Secretary & Treasurer

Co-founder of Great Hearts, Chief Advancement Officer

Dan Costello

Senior Vice President, Business Innovation, Phoenix Suns

Dan Costello

Senior Vice President, Business Innovation, Phoenix Suns

Derrick Hall

President and CEO, Arizona Diamondbacks

Derrick Hall

President and CEO, Arizona Diamondbacks

Jessica Pacheco

Vice President, State and Local Affairs, APS

Jessica Pacheco

Vice President, State and Local Affairs, APS

Steven Wheeler

Chairman of the Board, HonorHealth

Steven Wheeler

Chairman of the Board, HonorHealth

GreatHearts Arizona Board of Directors

Bob Mulhern, Board President

Co-Founder, Great Hearts and Senior Managing Director, Colliers International

Bob Mulhern, Board President

Co-Founder, Great Hearts and Senior Managing Director, Colliers International

Bill Montgomery, Vice President

Maricopa County Attorney

Bill Montgomery, Vice President

Maricopa County Attorney

Lisa Hirsch Handley, Treasurer

Senior Vice President & Arizona Managing Director, MidFirst Private Bank

Lisa Hirsch Handley, Treasurer

Senior Vice President & Arizona Managing Director, MidFirst Private Bank

Jessica Pacheco, Secretary

Vice President, State and Local Affairs, APS

Jessica Pacheco, Secretary

Vice President, State and Local Affairs, APS

Kurt Davis

Founding Partner, FirstStrategic

Kurt Davis

Founding Partner, FirstStrategic

Derrick Hall

President and CEO, Arizona Diamondbacks

Derrick Hall

President and CEO, Arizona Diamondbacks

Jay Heiler

Board Chairman & Co-Founder, Great Hearts, Arizona Board of Regents

Jay Heiler

Board Chairman & Co-Founder, Great Hearts, Arizona Board of Regents

Christine Jones

Former Executive Vice President, Go Daddy and Founder, Arizona Research Project

Christine Jones

Former Executive Vice President, Go Daddy and Founder, Arizona Research Project

Tucker Quayle

Founding Member, APG Southwest and Tynwald Capital

Tucker Quayle

Founding Member, APG Southwest and Tynwald Capital

Dr. Daniel Scoggin

Co-founder of Great Hearts & Chief Advancement Officer

Dr. Daniel Scoggin

Co-founder of Great Hearts & Chief Advancement Officer

Dr. Dan Scoggin, co-founder of Great Hearts Academies, currently serves as the Chief Advancement Officer.

In 2004, Dr. Scoggin authored the original Great Hearts business plan. As the founding CEO, he secured the initial strategic funding partnerships with local and national philanthropy to launch the Arizona schools network. From 2004 to 2015, Dan directed the network’s growth and parent demand catapulting a fledgling start-up school of just 200 students at one school in Phoenix to almost 10,000 students at 19 academies.

In 2012, Dr. Scoggin was invited by a local funding consortium to lead the first out-of-state expansion of Great Hearts to Texas. Beginning in San Antonio, Dr. Scoggin established Great Hearts first campus, Great Hearts Monte Vista. A second campus, Great Hearts Northern Oaks opens in August 2015 in that city. In 2014, Dr. Scoggin petitioned the Texas Education Agency to expand Great Hearts Texas’ charter. Approved by Commissioner Michael Williams, the expansion includes new additional school sites in North Texas. Great Hearts Irving opens in August, 2015.

Dr. Scoggin holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the Claremont Graduate University, attended the Stanford University Executive Education program, and was named a Piper Fellow and Pahara-Aspen Fellow. He is the proud father of two daughters, Emma and Marin, who attend Chandler Prep, a Great Hearts school in Chandler, AZ.

Philip Tirone

Founder and CEO, Elovon

Philip Tirone

Founder and CEO, Elovon

Stephen Zabilski

Executive Director, Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Stephen Zabilski

Executive Director, Society of St. Vincent de Paul

GreatHearts Texas Board of Directors

Jay Heiler, Board President

Board Chairman & Co-Founder, Great Hearts, Arizona Board of Regents

Jay Heiler, Board President

Board Chairman & Co-Founder, Great Hearts, Arizona Board of Regents

Ward Huseth, Secretary

Former Chief Financial Officer, Great Hearts

Ward Huseth, Secretary

Former Chief Financial Officer, Great Hearts

Mike Burke

President, MDB Capital Ventures

Mike Burke

President, MDB Capital Ventures

Shannon Sedgwick Davis

CEO, Bridgeway Foundation

Shannon Sedgwick Davis

CEO, Bridgeway Foundation

Vanessa Hurd

Former CEO, San Antonio Children’s Museum

Vanessa Hurd

Former CEO, San Antonio Children’s Museum

Matthew Randazzo

CEO, National Math & Science Initiative

Matthew Randazzo

CEO, National Math & Science Initiative