Joseph Brett

Joseph E Brett
8841 Calle Buena Vista
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
1-602-618 -0619

Citizenship American
 Birth USA -  05.05.1946
 Mother Tongue English
 Marital Status Married  (
 Health Excellent/Fit


Master of Public Administration Degree with a focus on International Development, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Master of Science Degree in Secondary Education Administration, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota, USA
Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, St. Bonaventure University, Allegany, New York, USA

ESL/Teacher’s Training
 TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate, Oxford Seminars, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

International Experience (1989-1994)
Project Manager, International Executive Service Corps, Stamford, CT., USA.  Projects were located in The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine & Kazakhstan.
  • Recruited team members, established logistical support, set budgets, coordinated travel.
  • Negotiated contracts with officials in Ukraine and Kazakhstan. 
  • Led US teams to projects in Central & Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Kazakhstan to deliver instruction to over 800 students.
  • Designed, staffed, improvised and executed six-week internships for selected Kazakhs and Ukrainians in both Tucson, AZ and Cincinnati, OH.
Project Assistant, Harvard Institute for International Development, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Researched the repayment of Foreign Exchange Loans by the Bank of Indonesia.

Volunteer and Civic Experience (1994- Present)
  • Executive Committee member and Immediate Past President, Scottsdale Sister Cities Association (Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Interlaken Switzerland; Alamos, Mexico; Haikou, China; Cairns, Australia)
  • Past Board Member, Harvard Club of Phoenix.
  • Past President and founder, Show Low, Arizona- Spisske-Podhradie, Slovakia, Sister City Association.
  • Past Board Member and Secretary, Arizona- Kazakhstan Foundation.
  • Past member, Governor’s Council on Small Business Development.
Government Experience (1978-1992) 
  • Regional Director, New York State Department of Economic Development
  • Executive Director, New York State Temporary Commission on Dioxin Exposure
  • Executive Assistant to the Commissioner, New York State Department of Developmental Disabilities.
Real Estate Development & Business Experience (1996-2007)
  • Licensed by the State of Arizona as a Real Estate Broker since 1994
  • Associate Real Estate Broker, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate, Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Associate Real Estate Broker, Talking- Rock- Ranch Golf Resort, Prescott, AZ, USA
  • Project Manager/Sales and Leasing Agent, Fain Signature Group, Prescott, Valley, AZ, USA
    • Responsible for the development of a 600 acre, mixed use, town center
Teaching and Training Experience (1970-Present)
Adjunct Faculty in the MBA Program, University of Phoenix.
  • International Business. This was a 2 credit course in the core curriculum for an MBA Degree. 
  • The course covered the social, religious, governmental, and economic systems that influence international trade and business.
  • Developed course material, along with lectures and supporting media
  • Conducted tests , graded papers and oral presentations and issued grades
Adjunct Faculty in Economics, University of Phoenix.
  • Economics course for undergraduate students.  The class was for working, adults.
  •  Developed course materials, hand outs, media and lectures
  • Graded papers and oral presentations, conducted tests and issued grades
Lecturer/Trainer in Economic Development, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
  • Developed course material and lectures that were delivered to over 200 adult, professional governmental officials and administrators in Kharkov, Ukraine and Almaty, Kazakhstan. 
  • The material focused on the government’s relationship with free enterprise.
  • Topics included: the valuation of real property, tax rates, tax generation and sources and uses of tax funds. 
  • Lectures included lengthy question and answer time on how a government and the private sector cooperate on creating economic development stimulus and incentives.
Lecturer/Seminar Leader on “Religions of the World” as presented in The Power of Myth.
  • Developed a course of study as a volunteer Instructor for a 6 week program which explored the Myths of the world and their influence on religions.
  • The course was created at the request of the Unitarian Church of Prescott, Arizona and was for adult members of that organization.

Teaching and Training Certifications (Awarded in 1978)
  • New York State Permanent Certifications as Secondary School Administrator
  • New York State Permanent Certification as Social Studies Teacher, Grades 7-12.
Relevant Skills and Experience
  • Foreign Languages: Bahasa Indonesia (basic), Spanish (basic)
  • High School and Collegiate Baseball and Soccer Player
  • General Manager, Apache Aerospace Company.
    • Led Native American Owned Company (White Mountain Apache Tribe) to preferred supplier statues with McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co. 
    • Led facility to compliance with ISO ( International Standardization Organization) Standards
Hobbies and Interests
  • Reading,  family history research, fitness activities, sports, golf, travel
References are available upon request