Steven A. Betts
Senior Advisor, Holualoa Companies
Steve Betts is a Senior Advisor to several organizations, including The Holualoa Companies, Hines Development, and the Towns of Cave Creek and Carefree. He also serves as an advisor and director of development, part time, for Chanen Development Company, assisting development projects to get to the start line in Arizona and markets across the U.S. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the publicly traded Tejon Ranch Company, the largest private landowner in California.
Previous to these endeavors, Steve was the President and CEO of SunCor Development Company, a half-billion dollar plus asset base subsidiary of the Fortune 1000 holding company Pinnacle West Capital Corporation. Mr. Betts was named Developer of the Year by the Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Park Developers (2008), as well as a Most Admired CEO by the Phoenix Business Journal (2009), and his company was awarded Developer of the Year by Southwest Contractor Magazine (2007).
Prior to taking the helm of SunCor, Steve was a prominent land use and governmental affairs attorney for almost two decades. He was the architect and/or champion for landmark Arizona land use legislation such as the Growing Smarter Acts and the Arizona Preserve Initiative, and key economic development legislation such as the Tourism and Sports Authority Act, the Community Facilities District Act and the Military Airport Authority Act.
Steve is currently the past Chairman of the Urban Land Institute-Arizona District Council and member of the Advisory Board, Past Chairman and current member of the Teach for America Phoenix Board, on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, a Governor-appointed member of the Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance, Chairman of the ArizonaVoices Institute, Chairman of the Interstate 11 Coalition, Trustee and Chairman of The Nature Conservancy-AZ, on the Board of the Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone, and a member of the Maricopa Association of Governments Economic Development Committee.