Director of the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control
Prior to this appointment, the City of Scottsdale was Director Cocca’s employer for 30-years, from February 1985 to February 2015. His last assignment was the Investigations/Personnel Development Services Bureau Assistant Chief. His responsibilities included oversight of police investigations, employee training and forensic evidence.
At the age of 21, Director Cocca began his law enforcement career, advancing through the ranks as a patrol officer, field training officer, crime scene officer,
undercover narcotics detective, patrol sergeant, media relations sergeant, community affairs sergeant, patrol lieutenant, basic training lieutenant, patrol commander and uniform and investigations assistant chief. As a certified police instructor for AZPOST (Arizona Police Officer Standardized Training), Director Cocca frequently instructed at the Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (ALEA) for law enforcement recruits.
Director Cocca is a member if the International Associations of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Associates, the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, the East Valley Chiefs of Police and is Past-Chairman of the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy (ALEA) Users Committee. He has served on a number of committees with the Boys and Girls Club and the Scottsdale Unified and Paradise Valley School Districts. He is a board member for MASK (Mother’s Awareness for School Aged Kids).
Director Cocca holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Arizona State University in Justice Studies and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy’s Executive Management program.
A native of Arizona and raised in Scottsdale, he resides in Scottsdale with his wife of 30 years and has two adult children.
Executive Pastor at Impact Church
Andre was the final roster cut. Andre graduated cum laude with a business degree from Florida State University, and is six credits short of receiving his MBA. In 2000, Mr. Wadsworth bought and co-owned All Pro Imports Automotive Group with business partner, and former NFL player Bryan Myers. The All Pro Imports Automotive Group consisted of six Porsche, BMW, and Volkswagen dealerships, in the Central and Panhandle regions of Florida until he sold it in 2010. Recently, Andre has diversified his entrepreneurial pursuits by entering the rapidly evolving field of marketing and technology. Twenty years ago, baseball and cricket were the predominant sports played on St. Croix; football was not even a high school sport. Fellow Crucians Tim Duncan and Raja Bell brought basketball to the forefront, and Andre is most proud of that because of his achievements on the football field; football is now an organized sport on the island of St. Croix. Andre and his beautiful wife of twelve years, Subyn reside in Scottsdale, Arizona, with their four girls Sophia, Sarah, Selah and Sahmone. Andre and his family are active members in the community and serves as the Executive Pastor of the church he co-founded, Impact Church.
Shef Gandhi, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Director at Childhelp
SC Johnson, Senior Shopper Marketing Manager
Brigitte has worked in the consumer product and goods industry for over 22 years in a variety of leadership roles in sales and marketing. She is currently leading shopper marketing strategic initiatives at SC Johnson, a global marketer for leading households brands such as Ziploc®, Glade®, Windex®, Pledge®, Scrubbing Bubbles®, Shout®, OFF!®, Raid®. In addition to her business experience, Brigitte has been involved in the SC Johnson’s Women’s Business Council as a steering committee leader helping SC Johnson women network, build leadership skills and navigate their career. In addition, she is involved in the Phoenix chapter of the Network for Executive Women.
Having a passion for giving back to her community, Brigitte was actively involved with the Children’s Phoenix Hospital Beach Ball event in 2005 leading a silent auction committee. She raised just over $45,000 in a short period of time which was invested in the newly built Newborn Intensive Care unit at the hospital. In the following years she continued to support other Phoenix Children fundraising events in efforts for families and children all around the valley.
MASK is close to Brigitte’s heart as Kimberly, Pam and Michelle are all mothers and friends within her community with children attending the same school since elementary school age. It truly takes a village to raise children of character in today’s age and so in an effort to support MASK, Brigitte has volunteered on and off over the last several years.