TL AZ Networkers


We are very proud of the distinguished group of professionals, former military and non-military alike, who volunteer their efforts to make the MOAA Transition Liaison Arizona Network a success with their knowledge, experience, insights and contacts.

To become an MOAA state networking contact, visit the MOAA Networking webpage or email

Informational Network Contacts

Darren Venters is the Transition Liaison and Past President of the Green Valley MOAA Chapter, He is a former Legislative Director of the Arizona Council of Chapters, Director and Past VP Northern Arizona Chapter MOAA. He is Chair Emeritus for the Arizona Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). A life member of Reserve Organization of America (ROA) and Air Force Association (AFA) where he served in local and National leadership roles. Darren retired from NC Machinery Co. (NC) in 2004. He was with NC and other Caterpillar dealers for nearly 40 years. His last assignment was General Manager for Product Support for Alaska. He had a variety of Sales and Management in positions in Alaska, Washington, Wyoming, and Idaho. Darren's other career was in the US Air Force. He joined in 1958 where his first job was a Jet Engine Mechanic. He transitioned to the Air Force Reserve in 1963 serving there until he retired in 1994 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Darren resides in Green Valley AZ with his wife Paula.

Jim Clenney: Retired U.S. Navy LCDR, Medical Service Corps. Currently serving as Health Services Regional Operations Director with the Arizona Department of Corrections. The agency utilizes entry level through upper management positions in virtually every aspect of health care provision. This agency is the largest in Arizona with many locations spread throughout the State; providing mental, dental, medical, mental health, pharmaceutical, and nursing services to incarcerated felons. Constitutional mandates and oversight of corrections offers numerous rewarding challenges to many professions, including (but not limited to) health, security, and education professionals. I am available to provide advice and guidance in job search in the Corrections field and general Arizona State government positions. Contact Info: Jim Clenney, Health Services Regional Operations Director-South, 1275 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85713. (520) 770-0023,

Roger L. Gorres: Retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers LTC, currently employed as a Facilities Manager for a state agency that has entry level through middle-management facility maintenance, renovation, and new construction responsibilities. Worked in several government and government contractor positions after retirement prior to moving to Arizona. Available to provide advice and guidance in job search for state government positions. If you are looking for a fast-paced, challenging, and future opportunities career, state employment has it all. Contact Info: Roger L. Gorres, Facilities Management, Dept. of Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs, PO Box 110, Ft. Defiance Agency, Ft. Defiance, AZ 86504 (520) 729-7303,

Scott Westley: Retired, US Army Field Artillery LTC. Previous civilian positions include experience in General Management, Sales and Operations and Training and Development in both local government and the private sector. My cell number is 480-440-4723 and email: I would be happy to help any service member who is transitioning out of the military with job related advise.

Eugene J. Wikle: As a life-member of MOAA, retired Air Force officer, and Arizona resident I would like to offer my services to any member looking for employment. General Manager, Diversified Service Division, Dynamic Science Inc. 8433 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Ste 200 Phoenix, AZ 85021 Office: 602-995-3700 Cell: 602-615-5002 FAX: 602-995-4091 Email:

MOAA Networking Group on

MOAA now has a networking group on LinkedIn, an online business-oriented social networking site for professional networking. We invite you and any colleagues to join our group: Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Career Networking

When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments. Your profile helps you find and be found by former colleagues, clients, and partners. You can add more connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you.

Your network consists of your connections, your connections' connections, and the people they know, linking you to thousands of qualified professionals.

Through your network you can:

* Post and distribute job listings

* Search for great jobs

* Be found for business opportunities

* Find potential clients, service providers, subject experts, and partners who come recommended

* Discover inside connections that can help you land jobs and close deals

* Find high-quality passive candidates

* Get introduced to other professionals through the people you know

This is another great way to network in your state!