Our inaugural Breakouts are among the sharpest political minds in Arizona. They work in and outside of government, manage their own businesses and provide counsel to some of the most important entities in the state.
They routinely take on complex subjects and tackle the most challenging issues. They have established their credentials through hard work, persistence and that independent spirit that defines the American southwest. And they have proven that age, truly, is no barrier to success.
Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments on November 27.
Editor’s note: The Arizona Capitol Times newsroom played no role in the selection process.
Jessie Armendt, Senior Associate, Compass Strategies
Jimmy Arwood, Democratic strategist
Paul Bentz, Pollster, HighGround Public Affairs
Meghaen Dell’Artino, Owner, Public Policy Partners
Joe DeMenna, Partner, DeMenna Public Affairs
Ryan DeMenna, Partner, DeMenna Public Affairs
Yesenia Dhott, Government Relations Manager, City of Phoenix
Jeff Gray, Legislative Affairs Manager, Central Arizona Project
Kory Langhofer, Managing Partner, Statecraft
Stephanie Parra, Government Relations Director, Arizona Education Association
Dawn Penich-Thacker, Communications Director, Save Our Schools Arizona
Sam Richard, Creosote Partners
Gina Roberts, Voter Education Director, Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission
Daniel Ruiz, Senior Advisor for Communications & Policy Strategy, Arizona Governor’s Office
Annie Vogt, Associate Director, Veridus
Cheyenne Walsh, Partner, Isaacson & Walsh