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Gila County Industrial Development Authority: Board



Board President

James “Mac” Feezor

Mr. Feezor is the CTO/Owner of Phoenix Design Systems, LLC, located in Payson, AZ. Mr. Feezor has extensive experience in the technology field, working on successful projects such as: space-qualified GPS Navstar and P80-1 TT&C units, working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to solve in-flight problems with GPS SCU module, fabricating and testing brass-board model of the Hybrid Receiver used on Galileo Probe. In addition to his business experience, Mr. Feezor has served the community in various roles: Member of the Gila County Redistricting Advisory Committee; Consultant Eastern Arizona Counties Organization; Member, Trainer, Team Captain Northern Gila County CERT; and 48 years of dedicated service to Boys Scouts of America.



Clifford E. Potts

Mr. Potts served as Board President for X years, stepping down in 2017. He is the Designated Broker of Prudential Arizona Realty in Payson, AZ 85541 with 40 years as a Realtor. He has served as President of Central Arizona Board of Realtors, as well as several senior leadership roles in the Arizona Association of Realtors. In addition to real estate financing experience, Cliff’s financial oversight responsibilities were learned as a Councilor and then Mayor of Payson, AZ; then supervising the Revolving Loan Fund for the Northern Gila County Economic Development Corporation; serving on the first Highway Expansion and Extension Loan Program (HEELP) Board (Arizona’s version of a State Infrastructure Bank); serving on the first Arizona Housing Finance Authority issuing housing bonds for rural Arizona.

PHOTO :      Tim Grier

Mr. Grier serves as the Town Manager and Attorney for the Town of Star Valley and has served on the IDA Board since ______> He graduated cum laude with a degree in English Literature from Arizona State University. He owned and operated Forest Lakes Nordic Ski Center and cabins on the Mogollon Rim for over a decade. Mr. Grier returned to Arizona State University to attended law school. Upon graduation, Mr. Grier worked for the Gila County attorney’s office as a felony prosecutor, then Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Payson, AZ. After leaving the Town of Payson, he entered into private practice and specialized in criminal law. Mr. Grier is currently the Town Manager and Attorney for the Town of Star Valley, Arizona.


PHOTO:  Lisa Brazel

Lisa Brazel is the co-owner/operator of two successful bars in downtown Globe; The Drift Inn and Farley’s Pub for the last two decades where she and her partner, Eileen renovated both historic buildings which had existed in Globe since the early 1900’s. Ms. Brazel also  works with the Alzheimers Association of Southern Arizona. She was recently elected to the IDA Board in _______


PHOTO: Bob Pastor


After retiring from ADOT, Mr. Pastor became the principal of Liberty High School in Globe, Arizona, before accepting a position with Freeport McMoRan, where he is currently employed. Mr. Pastor has served the community through his membership and participation on numerous Boards and Committees in Gila County.

PHOTO: Stan Gibson

A small business owner and operator for over 47 years, Mr. Gibson also has over 40 years of dedicated public service experience: Four terms as Mayor of Globe, Arizona; Member of Globe, Arizona City Council; Executive Committee Member of League of Arizona Cities and Towns; Regional Council for CAAG; Past President of Globe Rotary Club; Past President of Southern Gila County Economic Development; Past President Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce; current WIFA Board Member.

PHOTO: Fred Barcon

Fred BarcónFred has been on the Gila County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Board for over 22 years, 21 years as President and the last year as Vice President. He has owned and operated Barcón Corporation for 37 years. Mr. Barcón is a Federal Contractor with vast experience managing multiple projects throughout the State of Arizona; from the planning, execution and oversight of dozens of employees and subcontractors, to keeping meticulously detailed accounts on projects ranging in size from $50,000.00 to $7 million. Barcón Corporation’s largest commercial project was a three story dormitory facility at Luke Air Force Base; the largest civil project was the auxiliary spillway at Bartlett Dam.