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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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Juan Ciscomani carries governor’s message throughout southern Arizona, Mexico

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Juan Ciscomani started his day with a breakfast event in Tucson, met with agricultural leaders in Yuma for lunch, and attended a program in Phoenix that evening with the Mexican ambassador before driving back to his Tucson home. Welcome to the life of the new senior advisor for regional and international affairs for Governor Doug

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Four Flinn-Brown Fellows provide leadership as faculty and staff with Maricopa Community Colleges

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From Coconino to Cochise counties, seven Flinn-Brown Fellows are working through Arizona’s community colleges—three as elected district governing-board members and four through their professional careers—to ensure quality education options and services for Arizonans. The Fellows’ roles and expertise in post-secondary education are critical to their aims for state-level service. The state’s 19 public community colleges

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Flinn-Brown Fellows serve Arizona through community-college governing-board roles

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From Coconino to Cochise counties, seven Flinn-Brown Fellows are working through Arizona’s community colleges—three as elected district governing-board members and four through their professional careers—to ensure quality education options and services for Arizonans. The Fellows’ roles and expertise in post-secondary education are critical to their aims for state-level service. The state’s 19 public community colleges

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Longtime Arizona leader Jack Jewett to retire as Flinn Foundation CEO

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Jack B. Jewett will retire as Flinn Foundation President and CEO at the end of September, concluding more than eight years of service in which the foundation expanded and enhanced its program areas to better serve Arizona. Russell Reynolds Associates, an international executive search firm, has been hired by the Foundation to conduct a national

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Flinn-Brown Thanks 2016 Speakers

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More than 80 Arizonans from all perspectives, with a wealth of experience in the private and public sectors, spoke to the Flinn-Brown 2016 cohort during this year’s Academy seminar series. The discussions between the Fellows and these policymakers, CEOs, practitioners, researchers, experts, and pundits provided insights into Arizona’s challenges and ideas for real-world solutions. The

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Cheyenne Walsh shapes Arizona policy as award-winning lobbyist

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Cheyenne Walsh knows that in the public’s mind, lobbyists are not very well thought of. But she doesn’t view the role in a negative way, and not just because it’s a career she loves. “To me, lobbying is really about gathering and passing along information. Nothing is black and white, and if we think it’s

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