Bill Westcott, Executive Director
In 1981, Bill Westcott founded Bill Westcott Incorporated, a financial services company focused on investment and retirement planning. Bill’s legacy in financial services dates back to 1921 when his grandfather first opened a family practice.
Before becoming the Executive Director of Potoff Private Philanthropy, Bill served as a Trustee on the Board of the Tucson Symphony, the Dean’s Advisory Board for the University of Arizona Libraries, and the Dean’s Advisory Board of the College of Science.
Bill has lived in Tucson, Arizona for over half a century and has been married to his business partner, JoAnna Westcott, for 26 years. They split their time between living in Tucson and their home in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. Bill has been friends with Mr. Ross Potoff for more than 40 years. His mandate from Mr. Potoff is to support skills-based K-12 education, design initiatives for veterans of the military, and provide support for charities that focus on the well-being of animals.
Camille Coyle, Assistant Executive Director
Originally from Michigan, Camille attended Henry Ford Community College and Eastern Michigan University. Camille moved to Tucson in 1996. While raising her two daughters, she volunteered and served on many boards and fundraising committees.
In 2010, she landed with Bill Westcott, Inc., a financial investment firm, as Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations. In addition to her duties, she co-founded the Women’s Salon Series™; Event Driven Media Partners / for the common good™; and has now added the roll of Assistant Executive Director for Potoff Private Philanthropy.
Ashley Lown NBCT, Pima JTED Engagement & Placement Coordinator-Potoff Private Philanthropy Endowed Chair
Ashley is a distinguished Career and Technical Education professional with 10 years of experience in teaching and leadership. She earned the pinnacle of recognition when she became a National Board Certified Teacher in CTE and in 2018 she won the Association of Career and Technical Education for Arizona’s Outstanding CTE Program of the Year Award in 2015. As the Potoff Private Philanthropy Endowed Chair at Pima JTED, Ashley leverages relationships with business and industry partners to provide internships and job placements for students. In addition to her support role with teachers and students, Ashley coordinates outreach events to middle school students, oversees the interactive JTED Alumni Network, and manages a Job Board which is widely used by industry to recruit JTED students and alumni members to fill high demand jobs. Her professional mission is to provide students with the tools and resources they need to become successful, self-directed citizens who contribute to our community.
Who We Are
Potoff Pathways is the communication link of Potoff Private Philanthropy. Our Foundation exists to support research and development in field of skills-based education to work models for K-12, to provide meaningful, targeted help to military veterans, and promote animal welfare. Our donor is a regular high school student who got a certificate in precision machining, went to the military after high school before his 40-year career working for the prestigious Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona designing and manufacturing scientific tools for research. Over his career our donor saved and invested wisely. Four years ago, Mr. Potoff established the Foundation instructing it to solve problems with the same innovative approaches he used over his career. We believe in investing for the long-term and across generations, and we believe in specific measurable results. The dignity of work, respect for sacrifice, and respect for the natural world motivate us.