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The Team

Studies have shown that for every $100 spent in a locally owned business, roughly $42 remains right here in Arizona, while for the same $100 spent in a national chain store, only $13 remains here.

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Meet the leaders who guide Local First Arizona through year after year of growth.

Local First Arizona
Board Of Directors

  • Samuel Richard, Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition
  • Tony Motola, Valley Metro
  • Mario Aniles, Housing Authority of Maricopa County
  • Tony Felice, Tony Felice PR & Marketing
  • Lauren Bailey, Upward Projects
  • James Christensen, Gateway Bank
  • Marion Donaldson, Arizona School for the Arts
  • Bobbie Fox, Copperpoint Mutual Insurance Company
  • Jim Mapstead, Accurate Signs & Engraving
  • Rick McCartney, InMedia Company
  • Albert Santana, City of Phoenix
  • Catherine Scrivano, Casco Financial
  • Jen Yee, Arizona State Fair

Tucson Steering Committee

  • Sam Alboy, Mama's Hawaiin Bar-B-Cue/Tucson Originals
  • Michelle Armstrong, Hotel Congress/Maynards Market
  • Lisette DeMars, First Things First
  • Marc Fink, Retired Planner
  • Jared McKinley, Edible Baja Arizona
    Julie Rustad, Julie Originals

Local First Arizona Foundation
Board of Directors

  • Jeff Brodin, Brodin HR Law
  • Manuel Cairo, Snell & Wilmer
  • Dan Fairris, Hensley Beverage Distributing and Quench Fine Wines
  • Randy Gerdes, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance
  • Angie Harmon, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
  • Isabelle Jazo, EB Lane
  • Gary Kellogg, Mojave County
  • Jonathan Koppell, Arizona State University
  • Tammy McLeod, APS
  • Meg Smeck, Law Offices of Gallagher and Kennedy