The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors which meets once a month during the year. The Board sets Foundation policy and future direction and makes decisions on investments, projects and donations. The current Marshall Foundation Board officers and members are Chuck Jackson, President, George Steele, Vice-President, Bruce Burke, Treasurer, Eric Matthew Davidson, Secretary, and Board Members Francisco Aguilar and Gabriela Corrales.
Chuck Jackson, President
Chuck Jackson was appointed to Marshall Foundation Board of Directors in February of 1983 and has served as President since February of 1997. Chuck was President of Stewart Title & Trust of Tucson from 1974-1992 and Senior Vice-President and Regional Manager for Stewart Title Guaranty Company from 1992-1999 prior to retiring in June of 1999.
George Steele, Vice President
George Steele, Vice-President, has been a member of the Board since September of 1995. He retired from Valley National Corporation in 1992 after 33 years in various management positions including Executive Officer for Southern Arizona, CEO of Valley National’s California subsidiary, Branch Manager and Agricultural Lender. His volunteer activities have included work on behalf of the Pima Community College Board of Governors, Arizona Public Media, Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Fiesta Bowl Committee.
Bruce Burke, Treasurer
Bruce Burke, Treasurer, is a long-time resident of Tucson who joined the board in 2011. After 43 years in private practice as a civil trial and appellate attorney, he retired in 2017. Bruce is a “double” alumnus of the University of Arizona. In 1971 he received a Bachelor of Science degree with high distinction from the College of Agriculture, where he majored in Agricultural Economics, and also graduated with Honors in English Literature. In 1975 he received a Juris Doctor degree from the College of Law. He is a member of the U of A Honors College Advisory Board, a Fellow of the U of A Law College Association, and a Lifetime member of the U of A Alumni Association. Bruce also serves as a board member of the John and Helen Murphey Foundation, which devotes its charitable resources to local community needs with an emphasis on higher education. He is a member of the Tucson Bond Oversight Commission, which monitors the progress of Tucson’s road improvement projects. From 2003 to 2010 he served as a member of the Tucson Unified School District School Governing Board, and was board President in 2005. Over the years he has served on numerous other committees, boards and commissions, including service as co-chair of a committee that successfully campaigned for a sales tax increase to support Tucson’s police, fire and road capital needs and improvements, and service as a member of the Common Cause National Governing Board, the Pima County Commission of Trial Court Appointments, and the Tucson City Magistrate Merit Selection Commission.
Eric Matthew Davidson, Secretary
Eric Matthew Davidson proudly serves as the secretary for the Marshall Foundation and has been a member of the Board since 2016. He is a second year M.A. student in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona where he is writing a master’s thesis on his research into student athletics fees and athletic team performance. Eric works on campus in Dean of Students Office as a graduate assistant and is an intern at the UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Prior to beginning graduate studies, he graduated cum laude from Arizona with a B.A. in Political Science and worked in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and UA student government throughout college. Eric is a native of San Diego, California and has enjoyed living in Tucson since 2012.
Francisco Aguilar, Member
Francisco serves as General Counsel for Agassi Graf, the management company for Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf, and the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. He is responsible for communications and media, marketing and brand management, strategic partnerships, government and legal affairs. Recently, Francisco spent a year working at adidas Global Headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, through a transatlantic Fellowship with the Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH.
In May 2004, he graduated from The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law with a Juris Doctor as well as from The University of Arizona Eller Graduate College of Management with an MBA. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting from The University of Arizona where he was elected to serve as Student Body President representing 35,000 students. Francisco is a member of the Nevada, California, and Arizona Bars. He also serves as a member of the board of directors for Sletten Construction Company, CREST Insurance Group, the Las Vegas Bowl Executive Committee, The University of Arizona James E. Rogers Law College Board of Visitors, the University of Arizona Foundation National Leadership Council and Founding Chairman of Cristo Rey St Viator College Preparatory High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nevada Governors Jim Gibbons and Brian Sandoval appointed Francisco to the Nevada Athletic Commission which regulates boxing and mixed martial arts for a total of three terms. He served two years as Chairman of the Commission.
Gabriela Corrales , Member
Gabriela Corrales is our newest Board member. Gabi, a Tucson native at heart, has always aspired to support her community. Currently, Gabi works with the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, where she represents detained unaccompanied immigrant children. She graduated from the James E. Rogers College of Law and is published with the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal on U.S. asylum law. Prior to law school, Gabi was a member for the Teach for America Program, where she worked with some of the most vulnerable youth in Avondale, Arizona. In addition to her J.D., Gabi also has a Master’s in Education, and graduated from the University of Arizona in Political Science with Honors – Bear Down!