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Joyce C. Grossman, AZED Pro, Executive Director           

Course Director, AZ Basic Economic Development Course

Joyce Grossman became the Arizona Association of Economic Development’s executive director in 2011.  On behalf of AAED’s board of directors, Grossman implements and oversees AAED’s mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy, and collaboration.   

While at AAED, Grossman has been recognized as an economic development leader in Arizona.  The International Economic Development Council in 2018, appointed her Chair of the International Basic Economic Development Course Committee.  

Before AAED, Grossman was a Deputy Director with the city of Phoenix having served in departments including Equal Opportunity, Mayor’s Office and Community and Economic Development.  She holds a B.A. from University of California, Davis, a M.P.A. from Sacramento State, and is a designated Arizona Economic Development Professional.



Amber Strozier, MBA, Administrative Assistant

Amber Strozier is the Administrative Assistant for AAED, having joined the team in March 2018. She provides professional support to the daily operations of the Associations’ office, including oversight of all event registrations and event day setup. Strozier provides administrative assistance to the Executive Director and Associate Director. 
Strozier holds a B.A in Fashion Marketing and Design from American Intercontinental University and a M.B.A in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University.







Lori Mann, CPA, Accountant

Lori Mann handles all the accounting needs for AAED, having joined the team in 2015.  Having worked in the membership and event arena for the past 10 years she brings a strong level of experience to the financial literacy of the organization.

Mann is a Certified Public Accountant and received her B.S. in Accounting from Arizona State University.  Go Devils!


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