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Todd Hornback

Cohere Life, Inc. Partner & Chief Advancement Officer

Todd Hornback wants to bring the life-changing power of community to the world! Whether in local neighborhoods or executive boardrooms, Todd engages people in meaningful leadership roles that result in successful and sustainable collaborative enterprises. He is a partner and chief advancement officer at Cohere, a company dedicated to creating special places where people lead richer, more fulfilling, and purposeful lives. Cohere is an innovative market leader providing community developer services and operational management with an emphasis on authentic resident/stakeholder engagement, innovative collaboration, local partnerships, and community governance/operations.

Career Overview:

  • Current: Partner & Chief Advancement Officer, Cohere Life, Inc.

Past Executive Leadership Positions:

  • Owner/President Todd Hornback & Associates – Nonprofit Leadership Coaching/Consulting
  • President/CEO Positions – Parents Anonymous of Arizona, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, and Scottsdale LINKS/Scottsdale Healthcare
  • Faculty Associate – ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation

Leadership Roles in Philanthropy & Social Sectors:

  • Founder/Board Chair – White Tank Mountains Conservancy
  • Board Chair – Sun Health Foundation & Capital Campaign Chair ($48mm)
  • Past Board Chair – Sundancers of Surprise
  • Past Board Chair – Experience Matters AZ
  • Past Chair – Continue the Quality PAC: Litchfield, Agua Fria and Avondale School Districts
  • Past Board Chair – West Valley Arts Council
  • Past Board Chair/Member – Surprise/Buckeye Chambers, Scottsdale Leadership, Valley Leadership
  • Leadership Council Member – ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation
  • Past Board Member – Institute of Cultural Affairs USA
  • Lifetime Member – Blue Blazer Squadron, Luke AFB/Fighter Country Partnership
  • Five-Time Delegate – Arizona Town Hall

Awards & Recognition:

  • Frank Hodges Alumni Achievement Award, Scottsdale Leadership
  • Tin Man Award, Litchfield Park Rotary
  • West Valley 24 Mover & Shaker, West Valley Magazine
  • Forty Under 40, Phoenix Business Journal
  • Distinguished Graduate Award, National University
  • Co-Author, Background Report on Civic Engagement, AZ Town Hall


  • Master’s Degree in Human Services Administration, National University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education, San Diego State University
  • Executive Leadership Certificates in Finance, Stanford University; Design, Harvard University