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Each year a dedicated group of volunteers work hard to make the Arizona Youth Leadership Conference a great success.

Conference Staff

Schrade, Jeff (bio on LinkedIn)
Director, AZYLC

Blaes, Jeanne (bio on LinkedIn)
Treasurer, AZYLC


Executive Staff

Minor, Richard E.

President, AZYL, Inc & Phoenix Chapter Representative

Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1936. Entered U.S. Army in 1959, served in Vietnam, retired 1990 with rank of Colonel. Served three years as Inspector General, Arizona National Guard causing a long-term dedication to ESGR – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Serves as the ESGR Arizona Central Chairman and briefs over 1,500 personnel during a calendar year. Active in the Military Order of World Wars and Military Officers Association of America focuses on support for young people. Serves as Phoenix Chapter Youth Leadership Coordinator and Director of the annual 5-day conference. Interacts with over 50 local high schools emphasizing American heritage, leadership skills, and free enterprise. Was recognized for his community service by the national Military Order of the World Wars with the Silver Patrick Henry Medallion.

Pall, Vern J.