Greg Mendoza named Fund Development Manager at UNITY Inc
Mesa, Arizona — UNITY Inc is proud to announce and welcome Greg Mendoza, Akimel O’odham/Tohono O’odham/Yaqui as its Fund Development Manager. A member of the Gila River Indian Community, Mendoza will be responsible for supporting UNITY’s mission by cultivating donors and procuring the necessary funds to maintain and grow our important programs and services.
Greg Mendoza brings more than 30 years of work experience in the areas of youth development, public policy and tribal government. He is the immediate past Governor of the Gila River Indian Community and served his local community as a Community Council Representative representing the District Four Community. Prior to public office, he was appointed by the late Gila River Indian Community Governor William R. Rhodes as Chief of Staff, a position he held for six years. In 1988, he founded and directed the Akimel O’odham/Pee-Posh Youth Council, a nationally-recognized community youth leadership development organization serving the needs of youth of the Gila River Indian Community. He holds an Associate degree in Tribal Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He served as a former ASU Native American Alumni Chapter Board Member, Treasurer/Board member for the National Indian Education Association, Co-Chair for the Tribal Champions Council for Boys and Girls Clubs in Indian Country and has served as a member of the Council of Trustees for United National Indian Tribal Youth since 1997.
“The hiring of a Fund Development Manager is a part of UNITY’s strategic vision. We’re ecstatic about Greg Mendoza joining our UNITY team. He’s certainly not new to the UNITY family, having been involved with this organization as a youth, youth council advisor and trustee. His passion, experiences and commitment to Native youth is admirable. With his leadership, we can expect to see some amazing outcomes with fund development,” said Mary Kim Titla, UNITY’s Executive Director.
“Since attending my first UNITY Conference in 1985, I’ve seen UNITY’s tremendous growth in cultivating Native youth and building leaders in Indian Country. I’m so humbled to join the UNITY team and look forward to bringing my experiences and passion to Native youth, “ said Greg Mendoza, UNITY Alumni (1985-Present).