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, Francisco Aguilar, Vice-President, Bruce Burke, Treasurer, Emily Maass, Secretary, 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.
Francisco Aguilar, Vice President
Francisco serves as General Counsel and President of Nevada for Crest Insurance Group focused on market expansion 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. Prior to the Bosch Fellowship, he served as General Counsel for Agassi Graf, the management company for Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf, and the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. He was responsible for communications and media, marketing and brand management, strategic partnerships, government and legal affairs.
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, 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 serve on 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.
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.
Emily Maass, Secretary
Emily Maass is a Tucson-native and second-year Master of Public Health student specializing in Public Health Policy and Management. As part of her current role as a graduate assistant to the Dean of Student’s Office, she manages the Hunter White Health Advocate Program, where she evaluates health risks in the student population through a ten-week peer educational program encouraging undergraduates to make healthy lifestyle choices. This year Emily is piloting a credit course to train undergraduates as health educators who can use their skills to catalyze grass-roots changes in their community. An avid runner, Emily is an active member of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, providing organizational support at races, assisting in the FitKidz program that promotes healthy fitness habits for children under age-12.
She has served as a grant coordinator on the Social Justice Symposium Committee for the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. This past summer, Emily completed her internship through the National Academy of Social Insurance in Washington DC. As a Somers Aging and Long-term Care Intern, Emily conducted research at Community Catalyst on value-based payment structures in Medicaid and methods to utilize them to fund the social determinants of health. Previously, Emily was a high school social studies teacher and worked at Clinica Amistad, a volunteer-run clinic providing free health care to people without health insurance coverage.
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 of 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!