The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership is pleased to introduce the 25 Arizonans who have been selected as the third class of Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Fellows. Coming from many cities and towns, a broad spectrum of professions, and many walks of life, the group will begin the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy on March 9.
The Flinn-Brown Academy, one of three core components of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, is anchored by a 12-session seminar series that emphasizes the skills and knowledge that help leaders resolve state-level challenges. The Academy seminar series is presented in the fall and spring each year.
The nonpartisan Academy’s content is based on the critical issues facing Arizona today and in the coming years. Current and former public-policy experts, scholars, agency heads, elected officials, and other leaders—drawn from the public and private sectors—share with Fellows not only facts and figures, but also a wide variety of perspectives and leadership skills.
Beyond the seminars, the Academy includes advising from a private- or public-sector leader, an individual plan for civic leadership, and an alumni network.
The 25 Flinn-Brown Fellows were selected in a highly competitive process that involved formal applications and endorsements, along with an in-person interview. The Leadership Council of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership made the final selection of Fellows.
Interested in participating in the Academy? The Fall 2012 class of the Academy will begin in September. Information about becoming a member of the fourth Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy will be available on the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership’s website in mid-March.
Spring 2012 Flinn-Brown Fellows
|Talonya Adams, J.D., Gilbert
Of Counsel, Arizona Care Group LLC
|Paul Allvin, Phoenix
Vice President of Brand Advancement, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
|Elaine M. Armfield, Tempe
Development Officer, W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU
|Gwen Calhoun, Sierra Vista
Councilmember, City of Sierra Vista
|Patrick Camuñez, J.D., Queen Creek
Attorney-Advisor, Arizona National Guard
|Chip Davis, Prescott
Supervisor, Yavapai County Government
|Joe Fu, Mesa
Strategic Information Officer, U.S. Department of State
|John Garcia, Phoenix
Director, Arizona College Access Network
|Chris Gibbs, Safford
Mayor, City of Safford
|Deborah Gonzalez, Ed.D., Phoenix
Chief Academic Officer, ASU Preparatory Academy
|Pete Griffin, Phoenix
President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
|David Longoria, Tucson
Executive Assistant to the County Administrator, Pima County
|Sylvia Mejia, Scottsdale
Program Administrator, Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona
|John W. Molina, M.D., J.D., Guadalupe
CEO, Phoenix Indian Medical Center
|Christopher M. Nagata, Tucson
Graduate Student, Zuckerman College of Public Health, Eller College of Management
|Britann O’Brien, Vail
Director, Governor’s Southern Arizona Office, State of Arizona
|Joanne Osborne, Goodyear
Vice Mayor, City of Goodyear; Owner, Osborne Jewelers
|Stephen Pawlowski, Phoenix
Senior Consultant, Burns & Associates, Inc.
|Stacy Reinstein, Phoenix
Senior Policy Manager, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Children, Youth and Families
|Gabrielle (Gaby) Silva, Tempe
Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives, Arizona-Mexico Commission, Office of the Governor
|Frances Sjoberg, J.D., Phoenix
Law Clerk to Justice John Pelander, Arizona Supreme Court
|Bonnie Sneed, Scottsdale
Governing Board President, Scottsdale Unified School District
|John Sundt, J.D., Tucson
Partner, Rusing, Lopez, Lizardi PLLC
|Russ Yelton, Flagstaff
President and CEO, Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology
|Carl Zaragoza, Phoenix
Director of Field Engagement, Leadership for Educational Equity