ACC Board appoints new CEO

Terry With DogThe Anthem Community Council (ACC) Board of Directors has appointed Terry Mullarkey as Anthem’s Community Executive Officer, effective October 15, 2020. Terry brings a wealth of professional experience to this role, as well as nearly 15 years of Anthem residency and service to the community as the Finance Committee chairman, ACC Board Treasurer, Vice President and most recently, President. 

After receiving his B.A. from National Louis University and Texas A&M University, Terry’s professional career was as a program executive with IBM Corporation, where he held various leadership roles in locations across the country, before ultimately moving to the Phoenix area in 2002.  

Terry has been instrumental in decisions that have impacted ACC Facilities Master Plan projects since 2015, including Opportunity Way Park, the pickleball courts, Community Center expansion, dog park, and currently underway, the skate park expansion. 

“These projects, as well as the day-to-day operations of our many facilities and amenities, impact the quality of life for all residents and businesses in Anthem. It is my privilege to serve in this role, and with the staff who manage the community’s resources with such care and pride.”

In order to accept the appointment, Mullarkey resigned as President of the ACC Board, which transitions Vice President Bob McKenzie into the position. McKenzie has served as a Board representative on a number of ACC committees, including Community Planning & Development, Finance, and Economic Development, as well as various roles on the ACC Board. He currently serves as the chairman of the Utilities Panel and is an intervener for the EPCOR water rate case, advocating for Anthem ratepayers. 

Other ACC Board members’ roles shift as a result of the appointment, with Darrin Francom now serving as Vice President, Carolynn Hiron as Secretary, and Doug Sutherland as Treasurer; Barb Patterson and Gina Richard retain their roles as Directors. The Board soon will determine if Mullarkey’s seat as a Parkside representative will be filled, or whether it will remain vacant until elections in the spring.

The annual Call for Candidates for open positions on the ACC Board, as well as the Boards for the three HOAs, will take place in January. Learn more about the ACC executive team and Board of Directors.