Commission Members

Honorary Chairs
The Honorable Bruce Babbitt
The Honorable Raul Castro
The Honorable Jane Dee Hull
The Honorable Jon Kyl
The Honorable Rose Mofford
The Honorable Janet Napolitano
The Honorable Fife Symington

Co-Chairs
The Honorable Janice K. Brewer
Governor
State of Arizona

The Honorable Charles E. Jones
Retired Chief Justice
Arizona Supreme Court

Commissioners
Lynn Peters Adler
Founder
National Centenarian Awareness Project

Jim Babbitt
CEO
Babbitt’s Mercantile, Inc.

Renee Bahl
Executive Director
Arizona State Parks

Frank Barrios
Community Leader

The Honorable Ken Bennett
Secretary of State
State of Arizona

Robert Booker
Executive Director
Arizona Commission on the Arts

Will Bruder
Partner
Will Bruder + Partners LTD

Joan Clark
Museum Director
Arizona State Library, Archives, & Public Records

Don Cardon
CEO
Arizona Commerce Authority

Thomas Chapman
Community Leader

Doug Cole
Senior Vice President Government Affairs
Highground

Michael Crow
President
Arizona State University

The Honorable John Driggs
Former Mayor
City of Phoenix

Phil Francis
Chairman and CEO
PetSmart, Inc.

The Honorable Tom Horne
Attorney General
State of Arizona

The Honorable Phil Gordon
Mayor
City of Phoenix

John Haeger, Ph.D.
President
Northern Arizona University

Jody Harwood
Vice President & Managing Director
Grace Hospitality

The Honorable Jeff Hatch-Miller
Executive Director
Arizona Lottery

Lisa Schnebly Heidinger
Author and Writer

Sherry Henry
Director
Arizona Office of Tourism

Win Holden
Publisher
Arizona Highways Magazine

Lisa Lovallo
VP & System Manager
Tucson/Southern AZ Cox Communications

Paul Luna
President and CEO
Helios Foundation

Vada O. Manager
Senior Vice President
APCO Worldwide | Public Affairs & Strategic Communications

The Honorable Steve Pierce
President
Arizona State Senate

Bill Post
Community Leader

The Honorable Sara Presler
Mayor
City of Flagstaff

Steve Roman
Partner
FirstStrategic Communications and Public Affairs

Eugene G. Sander
President
University of Arizona

Bruce Skinner
President & CEO
Bruce Skinner and Associates

The Honorable Andy Tobin
Speaker
Arizona State House of Representatives

Marshall Trimble
Arizona’s Official State Historian
Scottsdale Community College

Martin L. Shultz
Senior Policy Director
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Richard Silverman
Of Counsel
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

Mark Stanton
Deputy Director
Arizona Office of Tourism

Brenda Thomson
Executive Director
Arizona Humanities Council

Dora Vasquez
President
Arizona Historical Advisory Commission

The Honorable Robert Walkup
Mayor
City of Tucson

Lyn Harry White
Manager of State and Local Government Relations
Freeport McMoRan

Anne Woosley
Executive Director
Arizona Historical Society

John Zidich
Publisher
The Arizona Republic

Legal Counsel
Mary Ellen Simonson
Partner
Lewis and Roca

Staff
Karen Churchard
Director

Mandi Wimmer
Deputy Director

Maryfrances Krumwiede
Projects Manager

Devin Rankin
Development and Community Outreach Director

Katie Sauer
Marketing and Media Coordinator

Stacey Vance
Executive Assistant