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Flinn-Brown Fellow Sharon Carpenter: Performing research that shapes state policy

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While a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, majoring in aviation environmental science, Sharon Carpenter never envisioned working at the Arizona Legislature. She did not follow federal or state politics, and had never even visited the State Capitol in Phoenix. But she needed to have an internship to graduate, and received an email advertising

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Flinn-Brown Fellows from across the state are moving ahead to more leadership achievements. Check back frequently for more updates.

Markay Adams (Phoenix) has recently been named the Division of Fee for Service Management Assistant Director for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.
Kim Hartmann (Scottsdale) was recently appointed to the Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review.
Elizabeth Carpio (Phoenix) oversees six AHCCCS divisions as the Assistant Deputy Director of Business Operations.
Joanne Keene (Flagstaff) is chair of the Arizona State Fair and Exposition Board after being reappointed to a five-year term.
Toni Eberhardt (Scottsdale) accepted a public information officer reservist position with the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs.
Joel Edman (Phoenix) is now the executive director of the Arizona Advocacy Network.
Angelica Garcia (Tempe) was promoted to strategic-initiatives manager for the Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services at Arizona Department of Economic Security.
Drew John (Safford), Daniel Hernandez (Tucson) and Ken Clark (Phoenix) are now members of the Arizona House of Representatives.
Julie Katsel (Tucson) was appointed to the Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments.
Sean Price (Phoenix) is now assistant director of the Division of Benefits and Medical Eligibility within the Department of Economic Security.
Bill Ring (Flagstaff) is now Coconino County Attorney.

Daniel Ruiz

Daniel Ruiz was promoted to senior advisor for Agency Affairs and Election Policy for Governor Ducey. He previously served as Director of Media Affairs for the office.

Kimulet Winzer

Kimulet Winzer is currently the West Region Compliance Director for UnitedHealth Care Community and State. This Takeaways video gives her perspective on the close connection between business and civic leadership.

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Juan Ciscomani

Flinn-Brown Fellow Juan Ciscomani was recently elevated to the role of senior advisor for regional and international affairs for Governor Doug Ducey. A new profile highlights his expanded leadership and career.

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