Board of Directors

WISE Arizona

Board of Directors

Krista Banke Headshot

Director | WISE WITHIN Chair

Krista Banke is the Special Assistant to the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Operations & Facilities at Arizona State University. With twenty years of experience in collegiate athletic operations, Krista facilitates travel planning for football and Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournaments and is a member of the DEI Committee and Culture & Social Impact Team. Krista holds Bachelors and MBA degrees from Arizona
State University.

Nicolette Donald headshot

Director | 

Nicolette Donald is an owner and founder of P.R.O.S. Corporate Housing and P.R.O.S. Realty, specializing in housing for professional sports teams and relocating athletes nationwide.

Lindsay Foletta head-shot

VP | Sponsorship Chair

Lindsay Foletta is the Vice President of Corporate Activation for the Arizona Coyotes providing
leadership and strategic oversight to the Coyotes organization as an expert in account and relationship

Additionally, Lindsay is an inaugural member of the Coyotes Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion Committee and was honored as WISE Arizona’s 2021 Woman of Inspiration. Lindsay holds a
Bachelor of Communications degree from Arizona State University.

Emily Holden Headshot

Director | Treasurer

Emily Holden joined the Fiesta Bowl in 2017 as Director of Game and Event Operations and was elevated to Senior Director of Game and Event Operations in 2022.

Taylor Jones Headshot

Director | Membership Chair

Taylor Jones is the Manager of Business Analytics for the Arizona Diamondbacks providing structured
analysis to multiple departments resulting and impacting informed decision making. Taylor co-chairs the
D-backs Women resource group and is Faculty Associate at Arizona State University within the sports
business analytics space.

Yolanda Mendez Headshot

President | 

Yolanda is a human resources professional with 20+ years of experience. She is also a founding member of WISE Arizona.

Amber Palmore Headshot

Secretary | 

Amber Palmore is the President/Partner at P.R.O.S. Sports Housing and P.R.O.S. Enterprises, sports-centric organizations focused on facilitating short-term and long-term housing options for teams in the NHL, WNBA, NBA and MLB among others. Amber holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Western Governors University.

Maria Mwangi headshot

VP | Special Events Chair 

Maria Mwangi as our new Vice President at Warehouse215.

Katie Wilcox headshot

director | Marketing Chair 

Katie Wilcox is the Marketing Manager for State Farm Stadium.