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Arizona-Mexico Commission

Despite the rhetoric emanating from Washington, D.C. on immigration and border issues, Arizona’s leaders are acutely aware of the importance of not only maintaining, but also strengthening, U.S. ties with Mexico. After all, the two countries’ fates are intertwined, something ...

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St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

Mention hunger and you’re bound to learn about St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, whose name is practically synonymous with charitable giving and volunteerism. Founded by John van Hengel in 1967, St. Mary’s has a global reputation with a village approach ...

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Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Few groups have had as much impact on business development in Arizona as the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Since its formation in 1888, before Arizona was state, the chamber has been a leading force in shaping the Valley’s economy ...

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Phoenix Art Museum

When it comes to art, few names draw as much as interest as the Phoenix Art Museum, the largest of its kind in the Southwest. The museum, which opened its doors more than 50 years ago, is home to 18,000 ...

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Dana Naimark (access required)

Dana Wolfe Naimark

Few have met someone more prepared for "every contingency" than Dana Naimark, president and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance. It's among the reasons why she's so successful.

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Jodi Liggett (access required)

Jodi Liggett

Jodi Liggett has taken on the challenging task of representing Planned Parenthood's interests in Arizona, but her experience in tackling poverty, domestic violence, homelessness, and women’s reproductive health and rights runs deep.

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Wendy Baldo (access required)

Wendy Baldo (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Few provide a stabilizing presence at the state Capitol like Wendy Baldo, the Senate’s longtime chief of staff, who offers not just knowledge, but institutional knowledge, and not just any counsel, but counsel rooted in experience.

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Cathi Herrod (access required)

Cathi Herrod

Cathi Herrod, who earned her law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, has her share of critics. But to supporters, she is a smart strategist, an effective articulator of the center’s agenda and a fearless apologist of the conservative right.

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