Joan Leard

Joan Leard

Spring 2009

I arrived in Arizona with my family from Massachusetts in 1978. I had just received my BSBA in Accounting from Clark University in Worcester in June, 1978.  I worked for two insurance companies until I accepted the position of Business Manager for the Memorial Union at ASU in October, 1990. I immediately liked my work and especially enjoyed being on campus.  I remained with the MU until I retired in May, 2004 to accept a part time position as Assistant Director of Jazz in Arizona, a non-profit organization that supports the art of Live Jazz and cultivates an interest in jazz through youth education, scholarship opportunities and community outreach.

I started attending ASURA meetings as the representative from the Classified Staff Council.  When I retired it seemed natural to keep on attending meetings.  When I was asked if I would chair the Adopt-A-Family program I willingly agreed.  It has been a pleasure to serve in this capacity.

 480-947-6119
 joan@jazzinaz.org