Flinn-Brown Academy Facilitators

Maria Harper Marinick speaks with Flinn-Brown Fellows about higher education in Arizona
Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph.D. presents during a 2022 Flinn-Brown Academy session.

Flinn-Brown Academy sessions are facilitated by two political consultants who are leading experts in Arizona policy and politics: Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting Group and Chad Campbell of Lumen Strategies Arizona. 

Stan Barnes

An Arizona native, Barnes was elected as a Republican to the Arizona House of Representatives in 1988 and served a combined three terms in the Arizona House of Representatives and the Arizona State Senate. He leads Copper State Consulting, a lobbying and public-affairs company, and is a go-to expert on Arizona politics for national and local media. He began his role with Flinn-Brown in 2016.

Chad Campbell

Also an Arizona native, Campbell served as a Democrat from 2007 to 2015 in the Arizona House of Representatives, concluding his political career as House Minority Leader. He is the co-founder of Lumen Strategies, a firm specializing in campaign management, public affairs, and issue advocacy and is a leading political consultant and lobbyist on high-profile issues for several national public-affairs consulting firms. Campbell joined Flinn-Brown in 2019. 

Additional policy experts co-facilitate individual Academy sessions with Barnes and Campbell. In 2022, these included:

  • Sandra Watson | President & CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority
  • The Honorable Eileen Klein | Former State Treasurer
  • Janice Palmer | Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Helios Education Foundation
  • Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph.D. | Chancellor, Maricopa Community Colleges (retired)
  • Beth Kohler | CEO, Arizona Association of Health Plans
  • Terry Benelli | Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Cheryl Lombard | President & CEO, Valley Partnership
  • Katy Proctor | Director of Government Relations and Rules, Arizona Department of Transportation
  • Sarah Douthit | Chief Probation Officer, Coconino County Adult Probation
  • Bettina Nava | Owner, OH Strategic Communications
  • Gina Roberts | Voter Education Director, Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission

Please contact Jennifer Papworth with any questions.

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