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A Board of Directors selected from its membership manages AAED. Representation of all geographical areas in Arizona is assured by a provision in the by-laws of the Association. Legal and accounting firms are employed to assist the Association. AAED is administered by an executive director and maintains an office in Phoenix, Arizona.

2020 / 2021 Officers:

President: Mignonne Hollis, AZED Pro, AREDF
President Elect: Lori Collins, City of Mesa
Vice President:
Wendy Bridges, AZED Pro, City of Avondale
Secretary / Treasurer: Skip Becker, AZED Pro LaPaz Economic Development
Immediate Past President: Nicole Snyder, AZED Pro Orcutt | Winslow

2020 / 2021 Board of Directors:

Metro Area:
Phoenix Mitchel Allen, Greater Phoenix Economic Council 
Gilbert Amanda Elliott, AZED Pro, Gilbert, AZ
Sahuarita Victor Gonzalez, CEcD, Town of Sahuarita
Phoenix  Kristen Howard, IMEG Corp.
Queen Creek Jennifer Lindley, AZED Pro, Town of Queen Creek
Phoenix Rob Millar, CEcD, City of Scottsdale
Phoenix Karla Moran, AZED Pro, SRP
Marana Heath Vescovi-Chiordi, AZED Pro, Town of Marana
Rural Area:

Liza Noland, Local First Arizona
Jerome Tom Pitts, Tom Pitts Consulting 
Prescott Valley Casey Rooney
Page Tim Suan, City of Page
Casa Grande Fernando Garcia, City of Casa Grande

  Mackenzie Fitzgerald, APS
  Sarah Murley, Applied Economic 
  Russ Yelton, Yelton & Associates

James Kerr, ACA 


Executive Director: Carrie Kelly
Director of Marketing and Member Services:Meg Zemlicka
Office Assistant:Juliana Jervis
 Accountant:Lori Mann
Jennifer Graves, CEcD,  Gilbert, Arizona
Jennifer Graves, CEcD,  Gilbert, Arizona

Richard Wilkie, City of Casa Grande

Angela Talbot, JE Dunn
Angela Talbot, JE Dunn
Caryn Gose, AZED Pro, SRP
Stay In Touch
  • Arizona Association for Economic Development
    2700 N. Central Ave. Suite 1250
    Phoenix, Arizona 85004
  • 602.240.AAED (2233)