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Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Fellow Lisa Urias leads communications agency reaching diverse markets

Lisa Urias launched Urias Communications in 2006 to provide strategic advertising, public-relations, and creative services to various Fortune 1000 clients, large nonprofit organizations, and government agencies throughout the U.S. and in Mexico. Prior to this, Lisa spent 12 years in international marketing with the Undersecretary of Energy of Mexico, Alberto Escofet of Alesco Consultores, providing marketing […]


Ted O’Malley, Jr., retired Flinn Foundation board member, passes away

Edward (Ted) O’Malley, Jr., a longtime Flinn Foundation board member and dedicated businessman, civic leader, and volunteer, died July 9 at his Phoenix home. He was 90. O’Malley joined the Flinn board in 1982 and served for more than two decades, including in the role of treasurer, before retiring in 2005. He served as an […]

Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Fellow Kevin Bonine: The intersection of environmental stewardship and science education

Flinn-Brown Fellow Kevin Bonine (2014) is director of education at Biosphere 2 and a science faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona. At Biosphere 2, he helps design learning experiences for 100,000 annual visitors and 10,000 K-12 school children, […]

Civic Leadership

Arizona Center for Civic Leadership names 31 Flinn-Brown Fellows for 2020

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation has selected 31 civic leaders for its Flinn-Brown Fellowship seminar series that will focus on public policy development within the national, state and local political landscape to address Arizona’s pressing socio-economic issues. Four counties from across Arizona will be represented in the new cohort, with […]