Mr. Fletcher has worked in the investment advisory industry since 1983, and has served as President of his own investment advisory firm since 2002. Having boxed as an amateur while attending the University of Arizona in the early 1980s, Mr. Fletcher learned as a young man to love and respect the combat sports. An enthusiastic proponent of Arizona boxing and mixed martial arts, he feels honored to be a part of our State’s incredibly talented and hardworking combat sports community. When not involved with Commission activities, he loves spending time with his wife and daughter.
Mr. Pennington started Personal Financial Advisors, Inc. in 1985, and remains active in the firm. Mr. Pennington became interested in boxing at an early age when he watched Gillette Friday Night Fights with his father. Pennington went on to become Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight Champion in Memphis during his junior year in college. For hobbies, he and his wife of 42 years enjoy skiing, marksmanship, and community involvement.
Mr. Peters is a former NFL offensive lineman, entrepreneur, and the founder of Tip of the Spear, a Martial Arts inspired instructional program designed to assist football players in avoiding concussions and other serious injuries, while at the same time improving performance in competition.
Following retirement from the NFL in 2009 as a member of the Arizona Cardinals NFC Championship team, Mr. Peters founded a mixed martial arts academy in Scottsdale, where he ran gym operations, which included training and managing amateur and professional combat athletes. Commissioner Peters’ unique experience as a professional athlete and a manager of fighters, coupled with his passion for combat sports and the welfare of its participants aligns with the Arizona Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts Commission’s mission to uphold the highest degree of safety and fairness for all stakeholders.