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Mining company executive

Nicholas Samuel Balich, American mining company executive. Recipient Volunteer of Year award Sunkist Fiesta Bowl, 1989, Rookie of Year, 1986; named finalist Volunteer of Year Sunkist Fiesta Bowl, 1987, finalist Valley Leadership Award, 1986.

Background

Balich, Nicholas Samuel was born on December 19, 1936 in Bisbee, Arizona, United States. Son of Samuel Steven and Noddie S. (Porobich) Balich.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, University Arizona, 1960.

Career

Graduate assistant football coach, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1959-1960;underground mine and carpenter shop Copper Queen branch, Phelps Dodge Corporation, Bisbee, Arizona, 1955-1956;accountant Bisbee Daily Review, Phelps Dodge Corporation, Bisbee, Arizona, 1961-1963;internal auditor Western Headquarters, Phelps Dodge Corporation, Douglas, Arizona, 1963-1968;construction accountant Tyrone (New Mexico) branch, Phelps Dodge Corporation, 1968-1970;chief accountant Copper Queen branch, Phelps Dodge Corporation, Bisbee, 1970-1974;assistant controller Western Headquarters, Phelps Dodge Corporation, Douglas, 1974-1979;controller Western Operations, Western Headquarters, Phelps Dodge Corporation, Douglas, Phoenix, 1979-1989;vice president, Phelps Dodge Corporation, Phoenix, since 1987;president, Phelps Dodge Mercantile Company, Phoenix, since 1987.

Membership

Co-chairperson Arizona Kidney Foundation, Phoenix, 1986-1987, president Region I, 1986-1987, treasurer, 1985-1986bd. directors, since 1982. Committee member Sunkist Fiesta Bowl, Phoenix, since 1985, co-chairman Statewide Support, 1986-1987, chairman Statewide Support, 1987-1988, chairman Softball Committee, 1988, coach fund raising, 1988, member executive committee, 1988-1989, vice-chairman Fiesta Bowl Committee, 1989. Campaign vice-chairman Valley of the Sun United Way, 1984-1985, audit committee, since 1985.

Board directors Arizona Theatre Company, since 1987, Boys/Girls Clubs, 1989-1990. Past president St. Stephen Nemanja Church. Member Arizona Chamber of Commerce (tax committee 1989, board directors 1989-1990), Arizona Tax Reserve Association (board directors since 1979, president 1988-1989), Arizona Mining Association (chairman tax committee since 1980), Arizona Academy, Phoenix Together, Valley Citizens League, Valley Contribution Association, University Arizona Wildcat Club, Masons, Shriners (president Cochise chapter 1976), Jesters, Elks, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (president 1958).

Connections

Married Diana Houston Ragle, September 11, 1969. Children: Debra, Shannon, Barbara, Nicole, Sam, Stephanie.

father:
Samuel Steven Balich

mother:
Noddie S. (Porobich) Balich

spouse:
Diana Houston Ragle

child:
Debra Balich

child:
Shannon Balich

child:
Barbara Balich

child:
Nicole Balich

child:
Sam Balich

child:
Stephanie Balich