Board of Directors

Linda J Blessing
Linda J. Blessing, Ph.D.

Dr. Linda Blessing joined the Flinn Foundation Board of Directors in 2004. Dr. Blessing is Executive Director Emerita of the Arizona Board of Regents and is currently teaching and consulting. She served as executive director of the Arizona Board of Regents from 1999-2004, director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security from 1992-1999, and deputy auditor general for the State of Arizona from 1981-1991. She also served as interim director of the Department of Economic Security in 2009 following service on Gov. Jan Brewer’s transition team. Her board experience includes Philanthropy Southwest, Blood Systems, Inc., Inland Northwest Blood Center, Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest, Spirit Finance Corp., RepublicBankAz, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute. She has also served as chair of the audit and finance committee of the Maricopa County Community College District.

Dr. Blessing earned her Ph.D. in Public Administration from Arizona State University and M.B.A. from California State University-San Bernardino. She is a Certified Public Accountant and fraud examiner, and sat on the governing boards of the American Institute of CPAs and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.

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