WISE Chapter
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WISE Arizona Board of Directors

Jennifer Blatt

Director | Webmaster
Jennifer, a WISE Arizona founding member, has spent most of the last 25+ years working in professional baseball, 18 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2019, she launched the Women's Sports School, which offered "Scouting Baseball!" sponsored by WISE AZ.

Kate Breck Calhoun

Director |
Kate Breck Calhoun is the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). Kate has been employed at the TCC since 2003 overseeing the Convention Center, Tucson Arena, Tucson Music Hall and Leo Rich Theater.

Erica Brooks

Director |
In 1999 Erica founded Issues Concerning Athletes to assist athletes on the move and has helped thousands call AZ home. A former PR Specialist, Erica is a now a licensed agent.

Marina Carpenter

Nicolette Donald

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.

Johanna Wagner Martin

President | Membership Co-Chair
Johanna is a media consultant working with several MLB franchises. Additionally, she consults with MLB players on brand development, through social media. She is a founding member of WISE Arizona.

Yolanda Mendez

Yolanda is a human resources professional with 19 years of experience, currently the HR Manager for the Phoenix Suns and Mercury. She is also a founding member of WISE Arizona.

Rebecca Mobley

Vice- President | WISE Within Chair
Rebecca Mobley is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals and annual Fiesta Bowl. Rebecca is also the president of Arizona Local Organizing Committee for International Soccer.

Lonnie Murray

Maria Mwangi

Director | Events Co-Chair
Maria is the Director of Sales for Live Nation, selling special events at the Van Buren and Arizona Federal Theatre, and has won awards as an event producer. She is now a widowed mother of two teen boys and recently co-authored "Conceived by Grace."

Trisha Smith

Director | Events Co-Chair
After a career of working with Walt Disney, Top Golf and the Cancer Centers of America, Trisha has launched Catch 3 Creative to help brands plan events and tell their stories.

Natalie Spruel

Director |
Natalie Spruel joined the Diamondbacks Corporate Partnership team in 2017, bringing with her over 15 years of specialization in Sports and Integrated Marketing, Business Development, and Hospitality Management.

Ashley Stovall

Ashley Stovall is entering her tenth year in sports management. She serves as the Dir. of Business Operations for the NBA G League’s Northern AZ Suns, the exclusive affiliate of the Phoenix Suns.

Nicole Strunks

Director | Membership Co-Chair

Jacara Ware

Director | Marketing Chair
Jacara Ware is the liaison for the Arizona Diamondbacks & Major League Baseball Advanced Media. She is responsible for the development and delivery of all team promotional messaging and advertising, management of digital platforms.