Rhett joined the Association following 16 years of service in higher education, primarily as a leader and builder of fundraising programs within business schools. He has held appointments as associate dean at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, assistant dean at George Mason University School of Business and as the director of corporate relations for the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Rhett is a member of the board of trustees of Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership and vice president/trustee of the Caravanserai Project. He previously served on the advisory board for Alaris Inc., a signature verification technology firm launched in partnership with Rolls Royce, Inc., and is a former member of the City Council of his hometown of Kearny, Arizona. Rhett holds a BS in Justice Studies from Arizona State University and an Associates Degree from Mesa Community College.