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Commerce Authority names Watson as new CEO (access required)

Arizona Commerce Authority names Sandra Watson as new CEO

An eight-month, $75,000 nationwide search for a new Arizona Commerce Authority CEO ended when the only identified candidate – who worked in the building – was selected and unanimously approved today.

The ACA board today named interim CEO Sandra Watson to the job permanently after more than an hour in executive session.

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Commerce Authority may announce new CEO Tuesday (access required)

Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO Don Cardon, Gov. Jan Brewer and developer/sports entrepreneur Jerry Colangelo pose for a photo at Stirling Energy Systems/Tessera Maricopa Solar Field. The group serves with 33 others as the newly formed Arizona Commerce Authority Board, which is charged with making recommendations on improving the state’s economy.

After a search that has spanned most of the year, the Arizona Commerce Authority may be ready to name its new CEO.

The agenda for the ACA’s Tuesday meeting includes public discussion and possible action on the selection of a new CEO. The CEO search is also listed as an executive session agenda item.

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Arizona Commerce Authority transparency criticized by PIRG (access required)

The Arizona Public Interest Research Group yesterday released a report critiquing the Arizona Commerce Authority’s transparency practices, calling on the agency to make more information about subsidy programs available online and to fight for legislative change in areas where the ACA is prohibited by law from disclosing information.

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Colangelo backs Parker in CD9 (access required)

Businessman and sports mogul Jerry Colangelo threw his support behind Vernon Parker, giving the former Paradise Valley mayor a coveted big-name endorsement as the Republican field in the 9th Congressional District continues to grow.

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