Meet Our Staff

KASEY HILL, Chief Executive Officer

Kasey Hill became the Chief Executive Officer of Greater Tucson Leadership in July 2016. Prior to that, she served as communications director for Develop Danville — a public-private economic development organization in central Kentucky.

Kasey is a Kentucky native, and received recognition as a Kentucky Colonel in 2015. Kentucky Colonel is an honorary commission given by the governor of Kentucky to individuals noted for their public service and their work for the advancement of Kentucky.

She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Boyle County and a 2017 graduate of Greater Tucson Leadership. She is a member of Women at the Top, and currently serves as Vice President of the board of directors for the Casa de la Luz Foundation. She also serves on the Leadership Council for the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation and the Community and Donor Engagement Committe for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. In May 2018, she competed in the Tucson Dancing with Our Stars fundraiser to benefit the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona, and has danced in the “Nutcracker” ballet to benefit Dancing in the Streets AZ. She previously volunteered as the Arizona Ambassador for the Association of Leadership Programs, and served on the boards for Tucson Youth Development and the Public Relations Society of America Southern Arizona Chapter. She also served on the executive leadership team for the 2019 American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Walk. She is a 2020 recipient of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber's 40 Under 40 awards.

Kasey graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She has since received certification as a Gallup®-Certified Strengths Coach. She has also received certification as a Travel Marketing Professional from the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College in Dahlonega, Ga., and graduated from the University of Kentucky Institute for Economic Development in 2014.

Connect with Kasey Hill:
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Carrie Durham, Events and Community Relations Director

Carrie Durham joined the Greater Tucson Leadership team in November 2019. Prior to that, she served as the American Heart Association’s Tucson Heart Ball and Heart Walk Director.

Carrie is a Tucson native, and was born and raised in a local small business which remains in her family.  She started her own bakery business and it is through these experiences that she has always had the mindset that your community is your life blood and you must give back to, care for and protect.  In her tenure of running the family business she became aware of a deficiency of reading programs in the surrounding elementary schools, which impressed her to create and implement a non-profit reading program called Go Read A Book (GRAB).  The GRAB program rewarded and celebrated children for their out of school reading. It was while attending the University of Arizona she met her husband of 40 years in the basement of the Modern Language Bldg. during a Fencing Club meeting.  She has three grown children, Megan, a graduate of University California of San Diego and a CTO of a digital marketing agency in Seattle, WA. Phil a graduate of the University of Arizona is a Behavioral Health Case Manager in Tucson, and Eric, Post Production Coordinator for NBCUniversal Media in Las Angeles, CA.  Carrie is committed to volunteerism through her memberships of the Junior League of Tucson (since 1986) and Angel Charity for Children, Inc. (since 2002) and compliments her work as a member of the Festivals & Events Association of Tucson & Southern Arizona and the International Festivals & Events Association.

Connect with Carrie Durham:
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Alvaro Diaz, Outreach and Community Impact Coordinator (Public Allies/AmeriCorps Apprentice)

Alvaro Diaz joined Greater Tucson Leadership in February 2020 as an intern and part of the first class of Public Allies AZ in Tucson.

Though a Tucson native, Alvaro was raised in Nogales, Mexico, where he also graduated high school and attended college. At age 19, and after almost one year of studying Civil Engineering, Alvaro realized he had a real passion for Social Sciences, and that it was never too late to do what you like. With that in mind, he moved to Tucson in 2018. Looking for an educational opportunity, he enrolled as a student at Pima Community College pursuing a Political Science major with a concentration in International Relations. 

Despite being born in this country, Alvaro faced many challenges living in the U.S. for the first time, as he adapted not only to a new language, but to a whole new culture and system. Influenced in big part by his experience, Alvaro is now especially interested in immigration and in helping people who come from abroad to have a better adaptation process. He is currently part of the GTL Class of 2021 and a member of the 2020 Public Allies AZ cohort. His plan is to transfer to the University of Arizona to continue his studies in his effort of becoming an advocate for social justice. 

 

Connect with Alvaro Diaz:

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