Mr. Mendez, a former student of the Casa Grande Elementary School District, attended Mesquite Elementary School and Cactus Middle School. He is currently an International MBA student at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. In 2017 he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Economics and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University. Mr. Mendez now works for the Vanguard Group, an investment firm in Scottsdale, AZ. He serves his community as the Chairman of the City of Casa Grande Police Advisory Board. Furthermore, he serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley, an organization that provides after-school programs to 600 students every day.