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Crucial or passé?

Arizona women dominate in far more than politics, but some ask ‘What else is new?’

By Kyle A. Porter
Arizona Capitol Times Correspondent

Arizona has led the country in numbers of high-profile women leaders: four women governors — three of them in succession — as well as many women in other elected statewide offices.

And in recent years, women have risen to the highest levels in most other important field of public policy in Arizona – education, law, health, business and journalism, among others.

The leaders range from Ann Weaver Hart, new president of the University of Arizona, to Amy Hillman, recently appointed dean of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, to Rebecca White Berch, chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court.

They include Eileen Klein, appointed a year ago as president of the Arizona Board of Regents, Rebekah Friend, executive director and secretary-treasurer of the Arizona AFL-CIO and Suzanne Pfister, new CEO of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives.

Many of the top leaders view Arizona as having an open environment conducive to women participating in public policy. But others say it’s no longer news when top public policy jobs in the state are held by women.

Darcy Olsen, 42, president and CEO of the Goldwater Institute since 2006, says her generation feels the topic “is a little retro.” Olsen says Arizona has had so many inspiring women leaders that it’s almost passé to mention it.

“Many women want to be singled out for their leadership, not because they’re female,” Olsen says.

Cathi Herrod, 56, president of the Center for Arizona Policy, agrees.

“I find it irritating, candidly. I think we’re past the time that we need to focus on women in public policy. I consider myself a former feminist, but now I think ‘so what,’’’ she said. “I think women have no limits on what they can achieve in public policy. Women are being looked at on their merits, on their talents, on their abilities.”

Others believe there is still a need to acknowledge the leaders in their ranks and the women who have gone before them.

Suzanne Pfister, CEO of St. Luke’s Health Initiative, appreciates the historical perspective of recognizing women in top leadership positions.

“It’s good to step back and celebrate women in public policy,” Pfister says, “Arizona has a history of allowing forward-thinking women to have a place in that.”

Pfister, 56, became CEO at St. Luke’s after 10 years as vice president of external affairs for Dignity Health Arizona, which operates St. Joseph’s Hospital and other area hospitals. Her family has roots in Arizona going back four generations. She says the women in her family have always been involved in the political process.

“Even when we were a territory, we had a large, active suffragette movement,” Pfister says. “Because we have that history, it’s good to look at that perspective of women in public policy.”

Rebekah Friend, executive director and secretary-treasurer of the Arizona AFL-CIO, says we’re still going through a learning curve on women’s role in society and policy making.

“Where I think it’s most important is for younger women to see the potential for themselves,” Friend says.

Olsen also says it’s important for girls and young women to see a group that looks like them to have as role models, so singling out women in public policy has a positive purpose.

Friend has served in leadership with the AFL-CIO since 2002, and was active in the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers as an employee of Arizona Public Service. She likes the focus on women in leadership roles because she’s interested in what other women are working on.

“For me it’s always the back story,” she says. “How did you get there? How did you end up advocating for that?”

Arizona open to women and newcomers

Several of the leaders cited an openness in the culture of Arizona. Pfister says Arizona generally has a more open environment that is accepting of newcomers and more open to women.

Nancy Welch, 59, is vice-president of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation in Phoenix. She says you could move to this state at any time and become engaged in civic affairs with minimal barriers.

“I think the reason we’ve had so many women in top positions is because Arizona is a very open state. Independent is another way to look at it,” Welch says.

Olsen, who directs an organization formed in tribute to a leader from a family of Arizona pioneers, Barry Goldwater, says the state’s historical arc – being founded by pioneers, with people taking risks and pushing the boundaries of what was known – has attracted independent-minded voters.

They “are not going to be restricted by gender,” Olsen says. “It doesn’t surprise me that statistically we’ve had more women in powerful roles than other states.”

Alessandra Soler, 37, is executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona. She also sees a “rich history of libertarianism in the state” and an intent to “keep government out of our lives,” with women at the forefront.

Solutions for the common good

Public policy is defined by Welch as problem solving, “bringing solutions for the common good, in the state or city – whatever you are working on.”

Others define it in different terms.

Friend is sometimes invited to speak to school children. Rather than calling herself a lobbyist who works in public policy, she describes herself as a sludge pusher.

“I get up every day and I push sludge. Some days the sludge moves, and that’s a really good day. Some days the sludge rolls over me and it’s not such a good day,’’ she says.

Women who work to craft public policy are aware that they bring their own experiences to the table.

Friend says, “What I bring to the table in making public policy is everything that comes behind me — being a single mom, balancing a budget.

“It may be a generalization, but sometimes women are consensus builders, more inclusive. Women are statistically still the primary care givers of both children and elderly parents, so I think we bring all of that to the table.”

Soler believes women are more interested in consensus building. She cites Gov. Jan Brewer’s effort to gain support for Medicaid expansion this year.

Ann Weaver Hart is the first woman president in the 120-year history of the University of Arizona. It was Arizona’s first college and open to male and female students from the beginning. Hart says she sees a difference in women’s style of collaboration.

“At the table, when major policy decisions are made, I think it’s incredibly important that we recognize differences of approach and opinion, even if I have the same policy perspective as my male counterpart,” Hart says.

Pfister thinks women are better listeners, as well as collaborators.

“It’s not exclusive to women, but women have that gene – willing to work together, negotiate in life,” Pfister says.

For Welch, women may approach problem solving in a slightly different way, “but I don’t think decision making is different.”

But Olsen says that the idea of women as consensual leaders, more sensitive to family life, is a stereotype.

“Maybe we have a little more biological empathy, but I would say there’s tremendous variation,” Olsen says. “Too many men and women beat the stereotypes, in my experience, for them to hold.”

The elephant in the room

Olsen does think that motherhood is the “elephant in the room” when discussing women’s roles in leadership.

“We’ve discussed women in leadership, but we haven’t discussed the big difference, which is motherhood,” Olsen says. “The reason that there are differences in representations of women in public policy or corporations or anything else today is, I would contend, because of the decisions we are making.”

Olsen says women are finding happiness combining work and motherhood, “and it’s not a dichotomy anymore.”

She has two adopted children of toddler age as a single mother and she is a foster parent. She now has an infant in her care.

“I am a CEO four out of seven days a week.” In her organization, “We make it work and people are flexible,’’ she says, adding, “This is not the only place like that.”

Soler also has three young children and is a single mother. She stresses the need for public policy to address the needs of many women who are single parents and have issues with child care and income gaps.

“Increasing numbers of women are breadwinners and heads of household. These are public policy issues we need to work on,’’ she says.

Olsen sees technological advancements empowering women and men to make the kind of decisions that earlier generations would only have dreamed of.

“I can be feeding a baby while conducting business on the phone,” she says. “I think that’s really a revolution.”

Friend and Hart agree that the role of motherhood informs the issues and involvement of women. Friend says she had a fire in her to take care of her family as a single mom, which fueled her rise in union leadership. Hart says choices about family issues are no easier today than they were 50 years ago.

Striving for diversity

The interests and work of women span all areas of policy making.

Welch’s center at the Flinn Foundation develops leadership candidates from around the state. The idea for the center arose from the depth of the recession, she says, and the center has been operating its academy for only three years. In collaboration with the Thomas R. Brown Foundation in Tucson, the Flinn Foundation seeks out 25 individuals twice each year to attend seminars organized by Welch and her staff. She says they strive for diversity of background, ethnicity, political points of view, as well as gender for each cohort.

She says it’s important for the whole society to “use the talents of every possible person in Arizona to their full potential.”

Seminars focus on issues that are timely, Welch says, including all aspects of health care, water and energy, K-12 and higher education, transportation infrastructure, and tribal and intergovernmental relationships.

Pfister has focused on health care issues at Dignity Health and now at St Luke’s Health Initiative. But, she explains, SLHI is about health in a broader sense than medical health.

“We’re working on healthy streets, incorporating the environment to include transportation, air quality, water conservation and energy conservation,” she says.

Pfister calls their work capacity building – training nonprofits to operate efficiently and meet their goals. One element is a technical assistance program, TAP, to help nonprofit organizations succeed in their work. SLHI came out of the privatization of St. Luke’s Hospital in 1995. Evolving to its name today, the St Luke’s trust has $110 million in assets to fund its mission. Pfister says they have given $70 million in grants since turning to the work of nonprofit assistance.

In her work at the state Capitol and sometimes in national politics, Friend represents 185,000 union members in Arizona. Approximately 30 percent of them are women, she says. Out of the bills introduced in the Legislature this year, Friend says her organization will take an interest in most of them due to the varied interests of different unions and their workers, from airline workers to nurses, police and firemen to electrical workers. While she can’t represent every point of view in the coalition’s membership, Friend believes issues she has worked on reflect what people care about. That includes two years working with a group of interested parties from business and labor on unemployment insurance legislation before helping to get a law passed. And, in 2006 she lobbied for an initiative that raised Arizona’s minimum wage.

“People know when policy is beneficial, and I think they want it to be beneficial for everybody,” Friend says, “When we passed minimum wage legislation, there was a consensus on the issue — people just got it.”

Herrod, 56, has worked for 18 years at the Center for Arizona Policy. She has been president since 2005. She focused on Proposition 102 to define marriage in the Arizona Constitution as only the union of one man and one woman. She has also worked in support of abortion-limiting or anti-abortion legislation, including the 2012 law passed to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. CAP also works in defense of religious freedoms.

Herrod is an attorney who has been acknowledged for her influence at the Arizona Capitol. Her dream, in her work, is that people overcome a knee-jerk reaction to her views and be willing to look at the merits of the issue.

Not one-size-fits-all

The polarization of women on issues that are central to many, demonstrates that women’s role in public policy is not one-size-fits-all.

Soler is the first Latina to head the ACLU of Arizona, which opened a second office in Tucson in June to focus on border issues. She says the ACLU agrees with the Goldwater Institute on many free speech issues, but diverges on subjects such as school tax credits. She notes that the ACLU has also lobbied and filed lawsuits over anti-abortion legislation in opposition to the Center for Arizona Policy. She says ACLU advocacy is for public policy, not only individuals.

Hart is concerned about the emotional intensity of conversations around the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

“We’re still debating whether health insurance should cover birth control, but we cover erectile dysfunction with Viagra, a very expensive medication,” Hart notes.

Female mentors played an important role for Pfister at St. Joseph’s Hospital, particularly Linda Hunt, president and CEO of Dignity Health Arizona. Pfister also experienced strong mentorship in the Phoenix Soroptimist Club during the 1980s and 1990s when she was starting her work in public policy as assistant deputy director for the Arizona Department of Revenue.

Friend had good male mentors in her union work, and when asked now what it feels like to be the first woman executive of the state AFL-CIO, she says, “I don’t know, I’m first.”

Hart, 65, says she wishes she’d had a female mentor, but men championed her leadership development, and one dean taught her how to encourage the participation of minority members in a discussion.

Hart says she has to reach out to mentor women from her position now. Friend is often shadowed for a day, by women wanting to be lobbyists, on her visits to lawmakers’ offices at the state Capitol. And Olsen mentors interns and promising policy analysts. She says it’s helpful to have someone who’s walked that same trail when one is starting out.

Kicking the glass ceiling

Do women in public policy feel that their gender is adequately represented in policy leadership?

Pfister says, “We’ve kicked the glass ceiling, but every so often it creeps back up. It’s not as hard, but it’s still different for women.”

Olsen says top level female leadership in Arizona is reflected in the society.

“Is leadership perfectly mirrored? No. Is it adequately mirrored? Yes. Because I feel like society at this point reflects women’s choices. In this day and age, women are only limited by their own choices and desires.”

Friend says if you look at the Legislature, it’s still mostly men, and the most powerful lobbyists are probably still men. (35.6 percent of the Arizona Legislature is made up of women and the national average is 24.2 percent)

“There are still barriers and gates that are locked, and situations where you get your credibility (based) on your genitals, not your brain,” Friend says.

Welch says there are a lot of great women in policy making roles, “but can we do better? Yes, we are losing out on talent that could be of service to the state. There could be more women in policy.”


Ann Weaver Hart
• President of the University of Arizona since 2012
• One year in public policy work in Arizona
• Past: President of Temple University, Philadelphia, 2006-2012
• During her first year at U of A, Hart successfully led a process to create an integrated strategic plan, “Never Settle,” which will guide U of A’s academic and financial future by redefining its land-grant mission in partnership with communities.

Cathi Herrod
• President of Center for Arizona Policy since 2005
• 16 years in public policy work in Arizona
• Past: Attorney and legislative council for CAP, 1997-2005
• In 2008, Herrod led the YES for Marriage Coalition that spearheaded the successful passage of Proposition 102 to define marriage in the Arizona Constitution as only the union of one man and one woman.

Rebekah Friend
• Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Director of the Arizona AFL-CIO since 2007
• 17 years in public policy work in Arizona
• Past: President of the Arizona AFL-CIO, 2002-2007
• Friend successfully chaired the Minimum Wage Coalition, which brought Proposition 202 to the ballot in 2006 and raised the minimum wage to $6.75, along with a cost-of-living adjustment every year.

Darcy Olsen
• President and CEO of the Goldwater Institute since 2001
• 12 years in public policy work in Arizona
• Past: Policy analyst at the Cato Institute, 1996-2001
• Olsen and the Goldwater Institute challenged the City of Glendale in 2012 in its negotiations and possible payments for the Coyotes hockey team in support of taxpayers’ interests, creating a high-profile watchdog reputation nationally.

Suzanne Pfister
• CEO of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, starting October 2013
• 23 years in public policy work in Arizona
• Past: Vice president for external affairs for Dignity Health Arizona, 2004-2013
• Pfister worked with city and health care leaders to pass the Phoenix Access to Care Ordinance in December, which has resulted in more than $272 million distributed to participating hospitals to help cover uncompensated care, which had soared in recent years because of unemployment and cuts to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.

Alessandra Soler
• Executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona since 2006
• 7 years in public policy work in Arizona
• Past: Communications Director of the ACLU of Florida, 2002-2006
• Soler and the ACLU are engaged in ongoing litigation in support of prison inmate rights and safety in the Arizona Department of Corrections and Maricopa County Jail and challenging the overuse of solitary confinement that results in high rates of suicide.

Nancy Welch
• Vice president of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation since 2010
• 24 years in public policy work in Arizona
• Past: Associate director of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, 2003-2010
• Welch has researched and written on policy in a range of areas, including: “The Price of Stewardship: The Future of Arizona State Parks”, “To Learn and Earn: A Race to Good Jobs,” and “Megapolitan: Arizona’s Sun Corridor.”


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Diane Brossart
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Lana Dalton
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Councilmember
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Councilmember
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Debra Duvall
Executive Director
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Councilmember
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Shannon Eghlimi
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Senior Government Relations Rep.
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Councilmember
Town of Star Valley

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Fay Hatch
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Linda Hatch
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Councilmember
City of St. Johns

Sydney Hay
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Tamara Hayes
Councilmember
Town of Pinetop-Lakeside

Rory Hays
Attorney
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Councilmember
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(D – Dist. 29)

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President
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Commissioner
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Dina Higgins
Councilmember
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Councilmember
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Yvonne R. Hunter
Of Counsel
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Government Relations Director
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Councilmember
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Emily Jenkins
President & CEO
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Jodi Jerich
Executive Director
Arizona Corporation Commission

Diane Joens
Mayor
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Debbie Johnson
President & CEO
Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association

Donna Johnson
Councilmember
Town of Huachuca City

Judy Rotz Johnson
Councilmember
Town of Youngtown

Debbie Johnston
Senior Vice President, Policy Development
Arizona Hospital & Healthcare Association

Jessie Jones
Councilmember
Town of Camp Verde

Jenna Jones
Executive Director
Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine & Surgery

Jeri Jones
Healthplan CEO Arizona, Utah, Idaho
UnitedHealthcare of Arizona

Marsha Juergens
Councilmember
City of Winslow

Connie Kakavas
Councilmember
City of Show Low

Sandra R. Kane
Executive Director
Civil Rights Advisory Board

Stephanie Karlin
Vice Mayor
City of Avondale

Linda M Kavanagh
Mayor
Town of Fountain Hills

Bev Kay
Councilmember
Town of Snowflake

Brittney Kaufmann
Chief of Staff
Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Melissa Keckler
Director of Government Relations
Mario E Diaz & Associates

Joanne Keene
Deputy County Manager
Coconino County

Carol Kelley
Councilmember
Town of Quartzsite

Romina Khananisho
Government Relations & Communications Manager
City of Goodyear

Pam Kirby
Councilmember
Town of Paradise Valley

Ann Kirkpatrick
U.S. Representative
(D – Dist 1)

Gretchen Kitchel
Government Relations Executive Analyst
SRP

Suzanne Klapp
Vice Mayor
City of Scottsdale

Eileen Klein
President
Arizona Board of Regents

Yvonne Knaack
Vice Mayor
City of Glendale

Stacey Korbeck-Reeder
Councilmember
City of Tombstone

Virginia Korte
Councilmember
City of Scottsdale

Mary E Kortsen
Councilmember
City of Casa Grande

Patrice Kraus
Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator
City of Chandler

Amina Donna Kruck
Vice President of Advocacy
ABIL-Arizona Bridge to Independent Living

Karen Kruse
Owner
The Kruse Group

Linda M Laborin
Councilmember
City of Tolleson

Diane Landis
Councilmember
City of Litchfield Park

Leah Landrum Taylor
State Senator
(D – Dist. 27)

Linda Lang
President & CEO
Arizona Association of Community Managers

Alice Lara
Executive Assistant
Copper State Consulting Group

Patty Lasker
Councilmember
Town of Prescott Valley

Nicole LaSlavic
Vice President, Government Affairs
Arizona Association of REALTORS

Sheri Lauritano
Councilmember
City of Goodyear

Janet Lee
Vice Mayor
Town of Taylor

Debbie Lesko
State Representative
(R – Dist. 21)

Courtney LeVinus
President
Capitol Consulting, LLC

Beth Lewallen
Associate Vice President of Government Affairs
Arizona Board of Regents

Bobbi Lewis
City of Yuma

Gail Lewis
Executive Director
Arizona International Development Authority Board of Directors

Michelle Lind
CEO
Arizona Association of REALTORS

Barbara Litrell
Councilmember
City of Sedona

Tina Litteral
Executive Vice President
American Institute of Architects, AZ Chapter

Cheryl Lombard
Government Relations Director
The Nature Conservancy

Judy Rotz Lopez
Councilmember
City of Coolidge

Teresa Lopez
Government Relations Representative
SRP

Linda Lopez
State Senator
(D – Dist. 2)

Olga D Lopez
Vice Mayor
Town of Superior

Marie Lopez Rogers
Mayor
City of Avondale

Georgia Lord
Mayor
City of Goodyear

Jennifer Loredo
Organizational Consultant, Lobbyist
Arizona Education Association

Amy Love
Legislative Liaison
Supreme Court

Bridget Lovett
Associate Vice President, State Government Affairs
Apollo Group

Judy Lowe
Commissioner
Arizona Department of Real Estate

Jennifer Lukus
Councilmember
Town of Fredonia

Africa Luna-Carrasco
Councilmember
City of San Luis

Kelsey Lundy
Deputy Director Client Relations
R&R Partners Inc.

Lori Lustig
Legislative Liaison
Arizona Corporation Commission

Kim MacEachern
Staff Attorney
Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council

Stefanie Mach
State Representative
(D – Dist. 10)

Susan Mackay
Councilmember
Town of Youngtown

Heather Macre
Attorney
Aiken Schenk Hawkins and Ricciardi

Laura K. Magnus
Legislative Associate
The Aarons Company LLC

Mary Mallory
Councilmember
Town of Prescott Valley

Adriana Marinez
Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator
City of Tucson

Germaine Marks
Director
Arizona Department of Insurance

Lea Marquez-Peterson
President & CEO
Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Joy Martin
Councilmember
Town of Thatcher

Tommie Cline Martin
Supervisor
Gila County

Christina Martinez
Owner & CEO
Adelante Public Affairs & Communications

Sheryl Mathis
Executive Director
Arizona Education Association

Kathleen Mayer
Deputy County Attorney
Pima County Attorney’s Office

Dianne McCallister
Governmental Relations Specialist
Public Policy Partners

Leslie McClendon
Deputy Mayor
City of Yuma

Cecilia C  McCollough
Councilmember
Town of Wellton

Tara McCollum Plese
Senior Director for External Affairs
Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers

Debbie McCune Davis
State Representative
(D – Dist. 30)

Amanda McGennis
Senior Vice President
Associated General Contractors, Arizona Chapter

Carol McGorray
Councilmember
Town of Marana

Laura L. McGrory
Director
Arizona Industrial Commission

Barbara McGuire
State Senator
(D – Dist. 8)

Barbara Meaney
Principal
Triadvocates LLC

Jackie A Meck
Mayor
Town of Buckeye

Sharon Megdal
Director & Professor
UofA Water Resources Research Center

Esther Melendez-Lopez
Councilmember
City of Nogales

Dorena Mello
Councilmember
Town of Youngtown

Mandy Metzger
Supervisor
Coconino County

Linda Milhaven
Councilmember
City of Scottsdale

Mary Ann Miller
President & CEO
Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Ally Miller
Supervisor
Pima County

Catherine Miranda
State Representative
(D – Dist. 27)

Ann Monahan
Board President
Arizona Autism Coalition

Lana Mook
Mayor
City of El Mirage

Annie Mooney
Vice President of Public Affairs & Advocacy
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Margaret Morales
Councilmember
City of Douglas

Stacey Morley
Director of Policy Development & Government Relations
Arizona Department of Education

Emma Q Moser
Vice Mayor
Town of Wellton

Cynthia Moulton
Board Member
CAWCD Board of Directors

Maria Munoz
Vice Mayor
Town of Hayden

Dana Naimark
President & CEO
Children’s Action Alliance

Amanda Nash
Legislative Analyst
Maricopa County

Bettina Nava
Partner
FirstStrategic, Communications & Public Affairs

Mary Nedrow
Mayor
Town of Springerville

Donna Neill
NAILEM

Linda Norman
Councilmember
City of Cottonwood

Lora Lee Nye
Councilmember
Town of Prescott Valley

Dawn Oliphant
Vice Mayor
Town of Queen Creek

Nicole Olmstead
Government Relations Director
American Heart Association

Darcy Olsen
President & CEO
Goldwater Institute

Cindy Olvey
Executive Director
Board of Psychologist Examiners

Elizabeth Ortiz
Executive Director
Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council

April L. Osborn
Executive Director
Commission for Postsecondary Education

Joanne Osborne
Vice Mayor
City of Goodyear

Lisa Otondo
State Representative
(D – Dist. 4)

Michelle Pabis
Executive Director of Government & Public Affairs
Scottsdale Healthcare

Jessica Pacheco
Director of Government Affairs
Arizona Public Service

Janice Palmer
Director of Governmental Relations and Public Affairs
Arizona School Boards Association

Sen. Lynne Pancrazi
State Senator
(D – Dist. 4)

Dana Paschke
Public Affairs Consultant & Partner
Policy AZ, LLC

Julie Pastrick
President & CEO
Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce

Lauren Patheal
Public Affairs Advisor
Triadvocates LLC

Nicole Patterson
Attorney
Rivera and Rivera

Karen Paz
Councilmember
Town of Duncan

Kathy Peckardt
Deputy Chief of Staff
Governor’s Office

Sarah Penttinen
Executive Director
Board of Podiatry Examiners

Soyla Peralta
Councilmember
Town of Superior

Angie Perez
Councilmember
Town of Guadalupe

Jamescita Peshlakai
State Representative
(D – Dist. 7)

Karen Peters
Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Greg Stanton
City of Phoenix

Mary Peters
Principal
Mary E. Peters Consulting Group

Monica L. Petersen
Executive Director
State Board of Accountancy

Brandy Petrone
Senior Associate
Goodman Schwartz Public Affairs

Karen Pfeifer
Vice Mayor
City of Cottonwood

Suzanne Pfister
President & CEO
St. Luke’s Health Initiatives

Kathleen Phillips
Executive Director
Board of Massage Therapy

Elise Piatt
Senior Public Affairs Advisor
Triadvocates LLC

Pamela Pickard
Board Member, President
CAWCD Board of Directors

Linda Polito
Lobbyist
Polito Associates

Ellen Poole
Asst Vice President, SW Region Government Relations
USAA

Cathy J. Poplin
Deputy Associate Superintendent
Arizona E-Learning Task Force

Sara Presler
Executive Director
Maricopa County Medical Society

Melissa R Price
Vice Mayor
Town of Carefree

Patrice A. Pritzl
Executive Director
Chiropractic Examiners Board

Katy Proctor
Legislative Liaison
Arizona Department of Public Safety

Nannette Quesada
Councilmember
Town of Hayden

Peri Jude Radecic
Executive Director
Arizona Center for Disability Law

Laura Ramirez
Councilmember
City of Somerton

Maria Cecilia Ramos
Councilmember
City of San Luis

Michele Reagan
State Senator
(R – Dist. 23)

Julie Rees
Principal
Triadvocates LLC

Amanda Reeve
Policy Analyst
Polsineli, PC

Joy Rich
Deputy County Manager
Maricopa County

Shannon Rich
Systems Advocacy Coordinator
Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Genevra Richardson
President
GovGroup LLC

Zoe Richmond
Director of Public Affairs
Union Pacific

Joey Ridenour
Executive Director
State Board of Nursing

Michelle Rider
President & CEO
WESTMARC

Kelly Ridgway
CEO
Arizona Pharmacy Association

Debra Rinaudo
Executive Director
Behavioral Health Examiners Board

Tami Ring
Councilmember
City of Bullhead City

Shannon Rivera
Councilmember
Town of Pinetop-Lakeside

Christa Rizzi
Councilmember
City of Apache Junction

Anita Romero
Councilmember
City of South Tucson

Lorna Romero
Director of Legislative Affairs
Governor’s Office

Regina Romero
Vice Mayor
City of Tucson

Julia Romero-Gusse
Councilmember
City of Maricopa

Genny Rose
Executive Director
Leading Age Arizona

Felecia Rotellini
Shareholder
Zwillinger Greek & Knecht PC

DeAnna Rowe
Executive Director
State Board for Charter Schools

Sherri Rozell
Councilmember
Town of Pima

Debra Rudd
Executive Director
State Board of Appraisal

Amanda Rusing
Associate
Dorn Policy Group, Inc.

Emily Ryan
Lobbyist
Copper State Consulting Group

Brandi Samaniego
Government Affairs Support Technician
Arizona Public Service

Robin Schaeffer
Executive Director
Arizona Nurses Association

Shelby Scharbach
Assistant County Manager
Maricopa County

Bridget Schwartz-Manock
Legislative Affairs Manager
Central Arizona Project

Shirley C Scott
Councilmember
City of Tucson

Lori D. Scott
Executive Director
Board of Dispensing Opticians

Ann Scott Timmer
Justice
Supreme Court

Pamela Sedmak
President & CEO
Aetna

Cynthia Seelhammer
County Manager
Coconino County

Ann Seiden
Manager of Corporate Public Affairs
Southwest Gas Corporation

Carrie Senseman
Chair
Arizona Sanitarian’s Council

Kathy Senseman
Principal
Policy Development Group Inc.

Bridget Sharpe
Manager of Government Affairs & Industry Relations
Professional Beauty Association

Deborah Sheasby
Legal Counsel
Center for Arizona Policy

Onnie Shekerjian
Vice Mayor
City of Tempe

Mary Ellen Sheppard
Assistant County Manager
Maricopa County

Marion Shontz
Councilmember
Town of Parker

Sheila Shutts
Councilmember
City of Bullhead City

Eileen Sigmund
President & CEO
Arizona Charter Schools Association

Susan Silva
Vice Mayor
Town of Springerville

Kyrsten Sinema
U.S. Representative
(D – Dist 9)

Lynne Skelton
Councilmember
Town of Sahuarita

Dianne Smith
Executive Director
Greater Phoenix Educational Management Council

Melissa R Smith
Councilmember
Town of Sahuarita

Mary Snider
Councilmember
Town of Oro Valley

A Yolanda Solarez
Mayor
Town of Guadalupe

Alessandra Soler
Executive Director
ACLU of Arizona

Mary H Soltero
Councilmember
City of South Tucson

Lesli Sorensen
Majority Policy Adviser
Arizona House of Representatives

Tracey E. Sotelo
Executive Director
Biomedical Research Commission

Sara Sparman
Government Relations Specialist
Kutak Rock LLP

Bobbi Sparrow
President
Arizona Automobile Dealers Association

Valerie Spicer
Executive Director
Arizona Indian Gaming Association

Chris Springer
Executive Director
Homeopathic and Integrated Medical Examiners Board

Jessica Stall
Government and Legislative Affairs
KRB Consulting, Inc.

Teri Stanfill
Executive Director
Private Postsecondary Education Board

Stacey Stanton
Director
Overdimensional Permit Council

Victoria Steele
State Representative
(D – Dist. 9)

Sheila Stephenson
Councilmember
Town of Kearny

Susie Stevens
President
Stevens & Stevens, P.C.

Jennifer Stielow
Vice President
Arizona Tax Research Association

Julia Strange
Vice President, Community Benefit
TMC HealthCare

Lenore L Stuart
Supervisor
Yuma County

Sandy Sutton
Executive Director
Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona

Jennifer Sweeney
Executive Director
Arizona Association of Counties

Karie Taylor
Executive Director
Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers

Penny Allee Taylor
Vice President Public Policy & Advocacy
Valley of the Sun United Way

Holly Textor
Legislative Liaison/Public Information Officer
Arizona Department of Fire, Building, and Life Safety

Christine Thompson
Deputy Director
Arizona State Board of Education

Brenda Thomson
Executive Director
Arizona Humanities Council

Marilyn Thorne
Councilmember
Town of Duncan

Gloria Torres
Councilmember
City of San Luis

Anna Tovar
State Senator
(D – Dist. 19)

Kelly Townsend
State Representative
(R – Dist. 16)

Gena Trimble
Assoc. General Manager & Chief Communications Executive, Marketing & Communications
SRP

Lisa Trueblood
Councilmember
Town of Paradise Valley

Shelly Tunis
Attorney
Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association

Tonia Tunnell
Assistant Elections Official
Maricopa County

Michelle Ugenti
State Representative
(R – Dist. 23)

Mary Ann Uhl
Councilmember
City of Globe

Karin Uhlich
Councilmember
City of Tucson

Serena Unrein
Public Interest Advocate
Arizona Public Interest Research Group

Laura Valencia
Vice Mayor
Town of Guadalupe

Dara Vanesian
Councilmember
Town of Pinetop-Lakeside

Sydney Vivian
Executive Director
Psychiatric Security Review Board

Carol Wagner
Associate Vice President of Operations
Arizona Medical Association

Amber Wakeman
Intergovernmental & Public Relations
City of El Mirage

Laura Wallace
Councilmember
Town of Huachuca City

Tara Walter
Councilmember
Town of Florence

Kelli Ward
State Senator
(R – Dist. 5)

Sandra Watson
President & CEO
Arizona Commerce Authority

Jerene Watson
Government Relations Director
City of Flagstaff

Janet Watson
Vice Mayor
City of Kingman

Ann Weaver Hart
President
University of Arizona

Nancy Welch
Vice president of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership
Flinn Foundation

Leslee Wessel
Councilmember
Town of Pinetop-Lakeside

Simone Westbrook-Hall
Associate Director of State Government Affairs
The Nature Conservancy

Sarah Wharton
State & Local Government Account Executive
SAS Institute

Robin Whatley
Councilmember
Town of Camp Verde

Julia Wheatley
Councilmember
Town of Queen Creek

Tanya Wheeless
Senior Vice President
Phoenix Suns

Margaret Whelan
Executive Director
State Board of Optometry

Rebecca White Berch
Chief Justice
Supreme Court

Dawnafe Whitesinger
Supervisor
Navajo County

Victoria Whitmore
Executive Director
Veterinary Medical Examining Board

Helena Whitney
Vice President, Legislative Affairs & Government Relations
UofA Health Network

Frances Wickham
Vice Mayor
Town of Mammoth

Mary Rose Wilcox
Supervisor
Maricopa County

Connie Wilhelm
President
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona

Thelda Williams
Councilmember
City of Phoenix

Jessica Williamson
Councilmember
City of Sedona

Sandi Wilson
Deputy County Manager
Maricopa County

Joanne Winter
Executive Director
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, AZ Chapter

Sharon Wolcott
Mayor
City of Surprise

Andrea Wood
Vice Mayor
Town of Patagonia

Alisha L. Woodring
Executive Director
State Board of Tax Appeals

Pat Woodruff
Vice Mayor
Town of Huachuca City

Vallarie Woolridge
Councilmember
Town of Florence

Anne I. Woosley
Executive Director
Arizona Historical Society

Patricia Workman
Councilmember
Town of Quartzsite

Nancy Wright
Councilmember
Town of Dewey-Humboldt

Daniella Yaloz
CEO
Limitless Consulting

Kimberly Yee
State Senator
(R – Dist. 20)

Carole Young
Councilmember
City of Kingman

Roxanne Ziegler
Councilmember
Town of Marana

Carol Zimmerman
Co-owner
Zimmerman & Associates

Cynthia Zwick
Executive Director
Arizona Community Action Association

Marge Zylla
Government Relations Director
City of Tempe

 

Wednesday, November 20

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
W Scottsdale
7277 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale

Join Arizona Capitol Times and women who are leading the way in Arizona public policy for a special half day of programming and a luncheon. We’ll feature three interactive panel discussions that explore the latest political issues, lobbying and grassroots outreach, building influence at the Capitol and other topics impacting women across the state. Panels will feature lawmakers, public affairs professionals and experts in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

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8:30-9:30 a.m. – Registration

9:30 – Welcome by Ginger Lamb, Publisher Arizona Capitol Times with special guest Eileen Klein, President, Board of Regents

10-11 – Panel Discussion: The Ins and Outs of Lobbying. Moderated by Kathy Senseman, Policy Development Group
So what really does a lobbyist do and why is it important to have a lobbyist working for or with you? We’ll explore the different types of lobbyists and hear from these women how they do their job, how they’ve made a difference at the Capitol and advice they have for anyone lobbying at the Legislature.

Panelists:

  • Wendy Briggs, Director, Veridus
  • Joanne Keene, Government Relations Director, Coconino County
  • Diane McCarthy, Director of Partnerships & Government Affairs, West-MEC
  • Jessica Pacheco, Director of Government Relations, APS
  • Karen Peters, Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Greg Stanton

11-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 – Panel Discussion: Building influence. Moderated by Pam Pickard, Board President, Central Arizona Project
Influence is everything in politics. We’ll hear tips from the leaders of three organizations that help women become more politically active on how you can make an impact. We’ll also talk with a woman who lead a grassroots movement at the City level and how two not-for-profit leaders got to where they are today.

Panelists:

  • Rusty Foley, Executive Director, Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts
  • Lisa James, Dodie Londen
  • Ann Malone
  • Kari Nienstedt, Arizona State Director, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Senator Anna Tovar, Minority Leader

12:15-1 – Power Lunch

1-1:45 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Jumping in: Campaigns & the Upcoming Elections. Moderated by Lea Márquez Peterson, President & CEO, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
How do you get involved, network and build momentum?

Panelists:

  • Senator Carolyn Allen
  • Senator Katie Hobbs
  • Helen Purcell, Maricopa County Recorder

1:45-2 – Closing Remarks

 

For details, contact Ginger Lamb,
602.889.7129 or ginger.lamb@azcapitoltimes.com

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For ticket information, advertising or sponsorships, contact Melanie Campbell,
602.889.7125 or melanie.campbell@azcapitoltimes.com

 

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