ABOR Chair welcomes Cecilia Mata to the board
“On behalf of the Arizona Board of Regents, I proudly welcome Cecilia Mata to the board and extend our sincere appreciation to Governor Ducey for his outstanding choice to appoint Ms. Mata. An extraordinary leader, Ms. Mata has made a commitment to serving the people of Arizona, the public universities and students of this state,” said ABOR Chair Larry E. Penley. “Her success story as a minority businesswoman is truly inspirational and the board will undoubtedly benefit from her keen leadership and global mindset. A resident of Sierra Vista, Ms. Mata has been a respected leader in Southern Arizona and within the Hispanic community. She is a devoted advocate of public higher education, and our universities, the students and the state will greatly benefit from her commitment and passion.”
Mata, a native of Panama, is founder, president and owner of AllSource Global Management, LLC., a professional services, engineering, manufacturing and security firm. She has taken the company from a singular focus supporting the warfighter in the global war against terrorism in the competitive defense industry to a comprehensive enterprise offering diverse products and services to a host of other organizations both public and private. She previously launched Global Eagle Security LLC, which specializes in armed and unarmed security services, and acquired BrockTek LLC, an engineering design and manufacturing company in the aerospace industry.
Born and educated in Panama – she holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration. Her first job in the U.S. was as a program coordinator at University of Arizona South, the UArizona’s branch campus in Sierra Vista. From there, she took a job at Cochise County Workforce Development.
Mata is a member of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Small Business Advisory Board, Association of the United States Army and Women Presidents Organization. She was named the 2013 Hispanic Chamber Communications Business Woman of the Year, the 2016 Minority-Owned Small Business Champion of the Year by the Arizona Small Business Association, and an outstanding Latina entrepreneur by Cox. She is an enthusiastic advocate for women-owned small business and small businesses in general.
Regent Mata’s appointment fills a board vacancy after Regent Ram Krishna concluded his eight-year term on the board.
Sarah Harper, 602-229-2542, 602-402-1341 | Sarah.K.Harper@azregents.edu