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A tapestry of Flinn-Brown leaders across Arizona

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Flinn-Brown Fellows work within a vast number of the institutions that make up Arizona. Fellows represent large and small private businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, and state, county, local, federal, and tribal government entities. They come from all walks of life, perspectives, and many parts of the state. What they share is a commitment to ever-greater

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Amanda Stone dedicated to Arizona’s environment and public health

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As a college student, Amanda Stone went door-to-door in polluted neighborhoods, providing information and guidance to families affected by contamination. She was then a community-outreach intern with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Today, more than two decades later, Stone is the Chief Policy and Legislative Affairs Officer for the state agency, which exists to

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Flinn-Brown Takeaways: Karen Francis-Begay

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“Flinn-Brown Takeaways” are short bursts of information and insight to help advance your own civic expertise. In this feature, Flinn-Brown Fellow Karen Francis-Begay shares her suggestions for collaborating with Tribes in Arizona. Karen is the Assistant Vice President of Tribal Relations for the University of Arizona.

Flinn-Brown Takeaways: Erik Lee

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“Flinn-Brown Takeaways” are short bursts of information and insight to help advance your own civic expertise. In this feature, Flinn-Brown Fellow Erik Lee will build your knowledge on doing cross-border business with Mexico. Erik is the executive director of the North American Research Partnership.

Flinn-Brown Takeaways: Juan Moran

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“Flinn-Brown Takeaways” are short bursts of information and insight to help advance your own civic expertise. In this feature, Flinn-Brown Fellow Juan Moran shares his tips for working across government agencies on complex issues. Juan is a community relations officer with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Lea Márquez Peterson working to advance Arizona’s business interests

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Lea Márquez Peterson loves business. She likes owning and running her own business. And she enjoys promoting businesses both big and small, helping them expand their workforce and market. Márquez Peterson, president and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce since 2009, is an influential Arizona business leader who was a close advisor to

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Mignonne Hollis uses statewide knowledge and connections to benefit Cochise County

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From the time Mignonne Hollis was a senior at Tombstone High School—graduating-class size: 28—she believed the key to her success was to make connections outside of Cochise County. She would attend events in Tucson and Phoenix to seek out scholarships and other opportunities. Today, her mindset is much the same, as she spends her time

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