Jill F. Geigle
President and Conference Director
Ms. Geigle is a Founding Board Member of the Mesa Storytelling Festival where she also served for three years as the Director of Communications and Media Relations. Her service to the community includes being a Big Brother/Big Sister Volunteer, a Public School Volunteer, a Special Education Educator, a Cub Scout Leader, and a Precinct Committeeman. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Communications. She and her husband have six children.
Mr. Heileman is an attorney at Silverman Patton, PLLC. His legal practice is focused on estate planing and estate administration. Mr. Heileman received his Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University, where he co-founded and served as Vice President for the Tax and Estate Planning Law Association. During law school Mr. Heileman also took classes through ASU’s Masters of Non-profit Studies program where he learned about non-profit management and theories of philanthropy. Mr. Heileman has been a guest lecturer at the University of Californa, Davis discussing issues of Healthcare Communication and Organizational Communication. Mr. Heileman has also served the community through the Boy Scouts of America and as a missionary in Cleveland, Ohio.
Chip Coons, MA, CPA
Mr. Coons is the IT Manager and Assistant Controller for R&K Building Supplies. He has a Masters of Accounting with an Information Systems Minor from Brigham Young University, where he was a Kemper Scholar, made the Dean’s List, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He performed a service mission in Brazil from 1997 to 1999. He is an Eagle Scout and has served as an Assistant Scoutmaster and Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. He has also served as a member of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee. He is the father of four young children.
Traci J. Beagley
Ms. Beagley was the owner of Accent! Window Treatments until it sold in May 2014. She is currently serving on the board at the PTO where her children attend school. Ms. Beagley has been a precinct committeeman for over 3 years and was the Third Vice Chair for Arizona District 25 Republicans from 2013-2014. She is a graduate of Westwood High School and Arizona State University. She and her husband have three children.