The Foothills Community Foundation, doing business as The Holland Center, announced Alex Nadesan will be taking over from Jim Sherbert as Chair for the Board of Directors, effective July 1.
Nadesan has served on the board since February 2020 and as a member of its various program committees.
“Alex Nadesan is exceptionally well qualified as he has assumed the role of board chair and has already had significant impact on the organization,” Sherbert stated in the release.
He will work closely with Jennifer Rosvall, the executive director, to oversee the organization's finances, strategic plan, vision and mission.
Nadesan is a former business owner whose company, based in Scottsdale, specialized in digitally transforming Fortune 500 companies by streamlining key business processes to become more collaborative, efficient, and to reduce their carbon footprint.
He received his master of business administration from Arizona State University and served as a captain in the U.S. Army prior to moving to Arizona 26 years ago.
Nadesan and his family have lived in the Desert Foothills area for the past 22 years and are active in many areas of the community.
Sherbert will remain on the board as immediate past chair and continue his efforts in fundraising and program development.
“I would like to thank all those who have made The Holland Center a success over the past few years,” Sherbert stated. “Your support will continue to allow Jennifer Rosvall and her team to be successful. The Holland Center does some wonderful things and I hope you will join in supporting its continuing success.”
The Holland Center is a 501c3 organization serving the Desert Foothills Region. Its mission is to drive community enrichment through arts, education and community service programs for all generations.
Current programs include Desert Awareness Committee, Desert Foothills Leadership, Desert Foothills Theater, Lifelong Learning and Partners in Education. The Holland Center is located on the Black Mountain Campus with Paradise Valley Community College and the YMCA.