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Tucson has one of the highest and youngest per capita populations of "CXOs" — retired chief executive officers — in the nation. Our Executives-in-Residence offer you the intellectual capital and real-world resources of accomplished business leaders.

The Executive Perspective

The following are three of Eller’s exceptional group of executive mentors:

Bill BowenBill Bowen
Vice Chairman (retired), Heidrick & Struggles International
  • Served in several management capacities and led the firm for several years as Chief Executive Officer; specialist in higher-education searches
  • Former head of Shearson Hammil’s institutional division
  • Worked for Citibank and Smith Barney
Kirt Gardner.Kirt Gardner
President and CEO (retired), NovaNET Learning, Inc.
President and CEO (retired), General Physics Corporation
  • Serves on many corporate boards and consults to several private companies – Richardson, Apta Software, EPredix,, MMS Incentives, and Language Technologies
  • Managed multi-million dollar company operations in the engineering, technology, sales, advertising, and public relations sectors
  • Responsible for corporate communications and records management for subsidiaries in South and Far East Asia, Latin America, and Canada
Jim Haleem.Jim Haleem
Corporate Vice President, Sales and Operations Planning (retired), Motorola Corporation
  • Led sales, marketing, and service in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Responsible for cellular phone subscriptions growth with full profit and loss responsibilities

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