B. S. Mathematics, University of Oregon, 1972
M. A. Mathematics/Secondary Education, ASU, 1978
M. S. Engineering, ASU, 1983
Gena currently is the Executive Manager of Communications and Community Relations for SRP. In this capacity, she is responsible for Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Advertising, Corporate Relations, Community Outreach, Communications Research, and Corporate Philanthropy. In her previous position as SRPıs Land Manager, she was responsible for overseeing all land transactions and property management services. This included acquisition and disposition of land rights and all functions associated with the management of real property rights. Gena also was the Managing Executive of Papago Park Center, a wholly owned land development subsidiary of SRP. Under her management, the subsidiary was successful in attracting corporate entities resulting in over 4,000 new professional jobs in the City of Tempe.
Gena currently is on the Boards and Executive Committees of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She also is on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Foundation for Women. In 2005, Gena was elected to the Board of Trustees for the Urban Land Institute International, and she is past Chair for the Arizona District Council for the Urban Land Institute. She also served as President of the ASU Council for Design Excellence in 2005, and is a past President of the Phoenix Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land economics society. Gena is past Chairman of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce and a past Commissioner of the Tempe Transportation Commission.
In 1997, Gena was voted the City of Tempe's Business Woman of the Year by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce.