Joya Kizer Clarke
President/Chief Executive Officer
Joya has over 16 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 and Operations Manager
Nicolas joined the CASA team in 2001 working part-time while he attended college. Nicolas received his Bachelors of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Media and Arts. He brought his unique innovation, extensive technical and graphic arts skills to the company full-time. Nicolas has over 12 years of retail and merchandising experience. He manages five stores in two terminals and oversees the operations of the company. Nicolas’ duties include training, merchandising, sales, marketing, and hiring.
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.
Yolanda Collazos Kizer
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Yolanda has over 28 years of retail management experience. This includes 24 years’ operating high volume newsstands, souvenir, and specialty stores both as an independent owner and as an on-site, working management partner with prime contractors such as Dobbs Houses, Inc. and HMSHost.
Yolanda was a social worker with Telacu Organization in East Los Angeles and Norwalk, California. She was a bilingual elementary school teacher for six years. She then changed careers to become a banker at Western Savings and Loan company. Yolanda was certified under Western’s thirteen module Management Training Program, and also obtained a stockbroker’s license and a Masters in Business Administration Degree.
As the former CEO of her small businesses, she remains involved in all phases of operations. Her corporate experience enhanced her skills in management, handling personnel, marketing to customers, and most importantly, money handling. She sustains her personal and staff professional development by participating and leading at conferences and seminars.