Victoria Strayer

Name: Victoria Strayer

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Age: 59+ years thriving!

Title: Founding Board President Voices for CASA Children and SVP, Risk & Compliance at TSYS

Married/Single: Single

Kids: Two brilliant and beautiful daughters that always enlighten my life – which led to my much loved son-in-law. I have 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter that I love deeply and cherish for their individuality and spirit. I am also blessed with soul buds and a family network (you know who you are) that makes life complete. Oh yes, and 3 dogs…it doesn’t get much better!

City you live in: Ahwatukee Foothills

A typical day in my life includes…

working, talking on the phone – a lot, reading, jammin’ in the car, playing and wishing I had gone to yoga.

I was born…

with passion and purpose blessed by God.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

thunderstorms.

I’m listening to…

music always! A playlist of classic rock, smooth jazz and sounds for the season.

My family…

is everything.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

I enjoy conversation and ideas exchanged at group gatherings so I would set my table with Nelson Mandela, Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Walt Disney and Wayne Dyer (BTW – Anthony Bourdain is our chef).

One thing I cannot live without…

Jon Bon Jovi.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a pediatric nurse or a Broadway dancer.

I’m inspired by…

CASAs – Court Appointed Special Advocates who courageously make life altering differences for at risk children every day (www.voicesforcasachildren.org to learn more)

The one person who motivates me is…

the collective voice of my progeny.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

that time could be like a gentle rolling river and flow just a little bit slower.

The perfect day would be…

hosting family and friends of all ages at the house for yet another celebration or traditional festivity. We have many for every holiday, season and reason!

My first job was…

at a Christian bookstore.

My favorite escape…

the ocean or at home solving a jigsaw puzzle.

My life…

surprises and delights me.

I’m currently working on…

learning how to have quality sleep – I hear people master it every day!

Always…

live bold, have humor and believe in yourself, others and life’s possibilities.

Never…

forget that everyone matters so take the time to have a meaningful connection with the people you encounter each day.

Favorite Quote…

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi.

Biggest Dream…

so far, serving children as a founder of Voices for CASA Children. Next – creating a legacy that empowers my family to be strong, socially conscious and love unconditionally for generations to come.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

waiting…really, I have become that person…lots to do so let’s move!

More about Victoria…

Victoria Strayer is Board President and a Founder of Voices for CASA Children. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children, she has advocated for four children and has been a Peer Coordinator in the CASA of Maricopa County program. Victoria is honored to be part of the magic that is the VOICES team.

In her corporate role, Victoria has life opportunities as SVP of Risk and Compliance at TSYS, a leading global electronic payments technology company. She leads and learns from a highly-skilled team of professionals who protect the business and influence the industry. Victoria has held key leadership roles in various regulatory, governmental and risk/security related organizations.



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