Joya Kizer Clarke
President/Chief Executive Officer
Joya has over 18 years of extensive experience with airport retailing from purchasing to operations. Joya started her career in retail in 1998 where she worked part time for HMSHost at the airport while finishing school. In 1999, Joya began full time work with HMSHost as the buyer for seven newsstands and a regional food specialty store. Joya was also part of the regional buying team for the opening of HMSHost’s Salt Lake City Airport stores.
In late 2001, Joya went to work for CASA and became the Store Manager of Curious Creatures. Joya was responsible for all aspects of operations including purchasing, personnel management, cash controls, in store marketing and visual merchandising. She was able to build a solid associate team and increase sales.
Joya was a key player during the acquisition of the San Diego International Airport stores, Blu Palm and Images of California, to CASA in September 2003. She was in charge of the merchandising and product selection. Joya’s instinctive and extensive knowledge of the products and the customers’ needs gives our stores the uniqueness and quality that customers come to expect from a CASA store.
Joya is now Chief Executive Officer of CASA and is its President. She is involved in all aspects of the airport operations.
Vice President of Operations
Susan has a great history in retail, working for some of the best retailers in the country such as Target, Gap, Inc., Forever 21 and Oakley.
Susan spent 10+ years as a Director/Vice President with Target Corporation. During that time she helped the company grow rapidly and tested different store concepts for them in the Minneapolis Market.
After Target, Susan joined Gap, Inc. in San Francisco working for the Old Navy Division. She ran over 200 stores that delivered $1B in annual sales volume. Susan always delivers results by growing and developing strong leaders and caring for the teams she leads. She has always been an advocate for creating a great workplace environment.
Her commitment to the community she/or her company does business in is also a passion of hers. She was the board chair for 5 years at the Berkeley Humane Society, ran the largest donation drive ever for Operation Care and Comfort in San Jose, CA. They deliver care packages for servicemen and women serving overseas.
Wanting to be closer to her children and grandchildren, Susan and her husband, Michael, relocated to Scottsdale, Az in 2015.
She joined Avila Retail in Sky Harbor Airport in 2016. This is where she fell in love with Airport Retailing. She remained at the airport with Stellar Partners, Inc. after the acquisition. Susan joined Casa earlier this year in June 2021. Again, reaching out to the local community, she has established an amazing partnership with the Phoenix Dream Center which is an organization that helps victims of Human Trafficking. She has worked with them for 3 years.
Thu Thi Tran
For over 17 years, Thu Thi Tran has served as CASA’s full time accountant and bookkeeper. Thu is highly analytical and organized with expertise in both electronic and manual accounting systems. Thu holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Account from California State University.
Aaron Silvas Kizer
An attorney and businessman, he is involved in the daily operations of CASA and serves as the Vice President of Legal for the company. He attended the University of Southern California and received a law degree from Arizona State University. He received the 2004 Member of the Year award from the State Bar of Arizona.
Aaron is the Senior Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the International Boxing Federation. He has been fortunate to judge and supervise professional world title boxing matches all around the world.