Apollo Group names Rich Dozer to Panel

University of Phoenix's parent company has named former Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns executive Rich Dozer to its board of directors.

Phoenix-based Apollo Group Inc. made the announcement on Tuesday.

Dozer, 54, is the chairman of GenSpring Family Office of Phoenix, a wealth-management firm. Before that, Dozer was the founding president of the Arizona Diamondbacks and chief operating officer of the Phoenix Suns.

Earlier in Dozer's career, he held various positions at Arthur Andersen, where he was a certified public accountant. Dozer earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Arizona.

Dozer serves on the boards of directors of several Arizona-based corporations, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Meridian Bank, Swift Transportation Corp. and Viad Corp.

The Phoenix businessman replaces Samuel DiPiazza Jr., the former global chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

DiPiazza resigned from the Apollo board in October.

Dozer supports numerous Arizona organizations, including Phoenix Children's Hospital, United Way Foundation for Blind Children and United Cerebral Palsy.

He also serves on the boards of directors of Teach for America of Phoenix, the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Greater Phoenix Leadership Inc.


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