After receiving his early education in Arizona, Dr. John Lucking received his bachelor’s degree from The American University in Washington D.C (1968), an MBA from Arizona State University (1969 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University (1981).
His work experience includes several years each at General Electric, Phelps Dodge Corporation (now Freeport McMoRan) He joined Valley National Bank (now Chase Bank) where he was Chief Economist, Manager of Strategic Planning and Investor Relations He served as a trustee of the Aquila Municipal Trust for many years and was Chairman of the Board of Trustees before his retirement in 2017.
Lucking has been a contributor to several regional Economic forecast panels as well as the Economic advisory panel of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. He has also served on the boards of several organizations such as the New Mexico and Arizona Land Company, The Economic Club of Phoenix and The Arizona Economic Round Table.
He is currently a board member and Investment Committee member of the Northern Arizona University and the Honor Health Foundation.
John has been an active mineral collector for over 60 yeas. He is an active field collector and has been an investor in several mineral exploration companies. He and his wife, Pit, travel extensively to both cultural and mineralogical destinations.