O. David Jackson, SPHR, PMP, MBA
Interim Executive Director
David is a strategic and visionary business leader who is passionate about maximizing the impact of people and organizations. Concluding nearly a decade of HR leadership within Microsoft, David returned to his consulting roots in 2014 and formed Jaxx Strategic Partners, a strategy and business development services firm positioned to cultivate the growth of start-up to mid-sized organizations. David has built a global reputation for being an entrepreneurially trusted partner focusing strategy development, business development, human capital management, project management, organizational excellence, and leadership formation.
Phone: 800.831.1086 x 108
Lisa Zarda, CAE, CNAP
Lisa Zarda is the General Manager for AACS. She has been an association professional since 1999, improving productivity, increasing revenue and developing member services for regional and national associations. She has B.A. in Exercise and Sports Science, has been a Certified Association Executive (CAE) since 2009 and a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) since 2014. She lives and tries to stay cool in Cave Creek, AZ with her husband and two beautiful children, but is a Midwest girl at heart.
Phone: 800.831.1086 x 103
Linda Williams is the Membership Manager for AACS and has responsibility for development, management and implementation of strategy, programs and activities designed to increase and retain membership in the association. She is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management and holds an Arizona Cosmetology License. As an accomplished hospitality Sales/Management professional and previous salon owner she contributes creative new business development approaches, personalized member experiences and extensive event planning. Originally from Massachusetts but has lived in Arizona for 14 years, a yogi at heart, loves live music, her husband Billy, her son Tate and her dog Ryder.
Phone: 800.831.1086 x 102
Glen Fernandez is the Project Coordinator for AACS. He has a diverse background in event planning, project management, marketing, and tourism. He also holds an Arizona Cosmetology License and still works behind the chair, specializing in men’s styling. After graduating from Arizona State University, Glen moved to New York City where he worked with Bumble and bumble, coordinating advanced education programs in their University and managing their team backstage at New York Fashion Week. Now that he’s back in the Valley of the Sun, Glen enjoys exploring the American Southwest, catching live music, and spending as much time as possible outside with his two dogs.
Phone: 800.831.1086 x 104
Keira Orrala is the bookkeeper for AACS. She is responsible for keeping the association’s books up to date and accurate. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix and has a diverse background including experience in the non-profit sector. She traded the beach for the desert by moving from northern California to Scottsdale, AZ where she has lived for 8 years with her husband and beautiful little boy. When the weather is cool she enjoys gardening and taking long walks with her family and their mini schnauzer, Jackson.
Phone: 800.831.1086 x 101