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2015 Flinn-Brown Fellows named by Arizona Center for Civic Leadership

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The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership has selected 33 Arizonans with significant leadership accomplishment and potential for the 2015 cohort of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. The newest Flinn-Brown Fellows come from urban centers and rural communities throughout the state and represent many leadership and professional experiences. They share a commitment to pursuing public service as

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Welcome Arizona’s First Chief Science Officers in Middle and High Schools

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Whether the focus is on traditional STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—or the newer STEAM (A is for arts), learning in these fields is vital for many current jobs and more that haven’t been created yet. The good news is that the U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index shows student interest in such fields has increased since 2000. The bad

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Q & A with Flinn-Brown Fellow Erik Lee, Executive Director, North American Research Partnership

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Flinn-Brown Fellow Erik Lee is known internationally for his expertise on Mexico and the relationships among the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Recently he and Christopher Wilson, deputy director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., edited The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition. Your report describes the border region as “both Mexico and

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News and Opportunities from the Leadership Collaborative

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Congratulations to Greater Tucson Leadership Class of 2015! The Greater Tucson Leadership (GTL) Class of 2015 recently marked the end of their 10-month leadership experience together and celebrated their commitment to ever-greater pursuits at a graduation event in their honor. Through the GTL curriculum, the class participated in a retreat, a Call to Action Day,

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Meet Flinn-Brown Fellow Kevin Hartke

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You can call Kevin Hartke Pastor, Director, or Vice Mayor, since his days include at once ministry, municipal policymaking, and leading a social-service initiative, among many other roles. Outdoorsman makes sense, too, since Kevin clearly values adventure almost as much as he does faith and service. On his rare days off, you likely will find

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Flinn Foundation executive’s retirement prompts new leadership appointments

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After more than five years in a key role at the Flinn Foundation, Executive Vice President Cathy McGonigle has announced her retirement. McGonigle’s departure June 26 will trigger three additional leadership changes at the Foundation. Two of the further staff moves will be internal. Brad Halvorsen has been named the Foundation’s new Executive Vice President.

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Flinn-Brown Fellows in the News

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In Tucson, an unsung architectural oasis New York Times Fellow Demion Clinco, leader of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, is quoted throughout this love-letter travelogue about Tucson. Solving Latino achievement gap critical for Arizona’s future Arizona Daily Star Fellow Lea Márquez Peterson, President/CEO, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Eileen Klein, President, Arizona Board of

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Civic Leadership Throwback Thursday: Arnold Elias

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Native Arizonan Arnold Elias served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 1959-1962, but his election came about in an unusual way. As a political-science student at the University of Arizona after a stint in the military, he became a House candidate as part of a class project. Listen to the whole story in this

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Podcast: Flinn-Brown Fellow Lea Márquez Peterson tapped to co-chair Arizona Zanjeros

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Arizona Gov. Ducey recently announced the launch of the Arizona Zanjeros—a business leadership group of CEOs and executives tasked with promoting Arizona as “the ideal place to live, work, play, recreate, retire, visit, build a business and get an education.” Flinn-Brown Fellow and President/CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Lea Márquez Peterson, is co-chair

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Engaging Partners Statewide: A Big Win for Flinn-Brown Fellow David Martinez III and St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

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Flinn-Brown Fellow David Martinez III often starts his day by walking through the massive St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance’s warehouse in an industrial part of Phoenix. Pallets of dry and canned goods, fruit, proteins, and dairy are meticulously organized by category and expiration date and labeled for delivery to some 300 food distribution partners across

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