Meet the people working every day to build a better Arizona. Local First Arizona and the Local First Arizona Foundation share four statewide offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Cottonwood, and Flagstaff.
Thanks to our current class of interns who are making a difference in communities across the state. Click here to learn more about our internships.
Meet the leaders who guide Local First Arizona and the Local First Arizona Foundation through year after year of growth.
LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chief of Staff, Office of Councilman Daniel Valenzuela
City of Phoenix
President and CEO, Gateway Bank
Development Director, Arizona School for the Arts
Associate General Counsel & Assistant Vice President,
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Director of High Capacity Transit, City of Phoenix
Co-Founder, Scutari and Cieslak Public Relations
Assistant Executive Director, Arizona State Fair
Tucson Steering Committee
American Board of Radiology
Mama's Hawaiian Bar-b-cue
First Things First
Food Conspiracy Co-op
Tohono Chul Garden
Edible Baja Arizona
LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Jonathan Koppell, Board Chair
Dean, College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Arizona State University
Keisha Tatum, Board Vice-Chair
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Jeffrey Brodin, Board Secretary
Brodin HR Law
Levi Esquerra, Board Treasurer
Director, Rural Policy Institute
Program Director, Center for American Indian Economic Development
Northern Arizona University
Social Investments Manager
Division President, James W. Imports and Quench Fine Wines
Hensley Beverage Distributing
President/CEO, Partnership for Economic Development
Lake Havasu City
Senior Vice President and General Council
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Director of Development
The Nature Conservancy
Join the Local First Arizona Team!
Become an Volunteer
Volunteer with us as an Ambassador to Local First Arizona (ALFA)! We call our volunteers “ALFAs” (Ambassadors of Local First Arizona) because they are dedicated to our mission of creating unique, diverse communities and a more sustainable, resilient economy for everyone!
Become an Intern
Local First Arizona offers 10-week unpaid internships to students and non-students looking to gain more experience in the non-profit field. As a grassroots organization, our interns are hands-on from the start acquiring valuable experience and transferrable skills in any of our intern positions.