Economic Development Committee

Chair
Greg Stanton
City of Phoenix

Vice Chair
Jackie Meck

Executive Director
Dennis Smith

Regional Program Manager
Denise McClafferty

Regional Research Analyst II
Natalia Cuneo

The role of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Economic Development Committee (EDC) is to develop opportunity-specific and action-oriented initiatives that fosters and advances infrastructure in the MAG region, especially transportation infrastructure that would further economic development opportunities. The EDC consists of 35 members, which is comprised of 20 MAG member agency elected officials and one representative from the Arizona Department of Transportation appointed by the MAG Regional Council. The committee also includes 15 business representatives.

Latest Economic Development Committee News: Economic Development Committee E-Update is a summary of the actions taken during the most recent Economic Development Committee meeting, and information about upcoming events.

  • Greg Stanton, Chair
    Mayor, City of Phoenix

  • Jackie Meck, Vice Chair
    Mayor, City of Buckeye

  • Gail Barney
    Mayor, Town of Queen Creek

  • Steven A. Betts
    Greater Phoenix Economic Council Board Member

  • Tony Bradley
    President and CEO, Arizona Trucking Association

  • W.J. “Jim” Lane
    Mayor, City of Scottsdale

  • Joseph Carter, Ph.D.
    Avnet Professor of Supply Chain Management Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Eddie Cook
    Councilmember, Town of Gilbert

  • Angela Creedon
    Associate Vice President for University Affairs, Arizona State University

  • Gregory J. Donovan
    Superintendent of Western Maricopa Education Center

  • Mark R. Dreher, CPA
    Founding Partner, Wallace, Plese + Dreher, LLP

  • Jon Edwards
    Vice Mayor, City of Peoria

  • Michael Farrar
    Councilman, Town of Carefree

  • Bill Gates
    Supervisor, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

  • Neil Giuliano
    President and CEO Greater Phoenix Leadership, Inc.

  • Kevin Hartke
    Vice Mayor, City of Chandler

  • Sintra Hoffman
    President and CEO Westmarc

  • Linda Kavanaugh
    Mayor, Town of Fountain Hills

  • Randy Keating
    Councilmember, City of Tempe

  • Jim Kenny
    President, El Dorado Holdings, Inc.

  • Randall Kimmens
    Associate Vice Chancellor Workforce Development Maricopa Community Colleges

  • Michael LeVault
    Mayor, Town of Youngtown

  • David Luna
    Councilmember, City of Mesa

  • Ray Malnar
    Councilmember, City of Glendale

  • Christian Price
    Mayor, City of Maricopa

  • Juan Rodriguez
    Vice Mayor, City of Tolleson

  • Floyd P. Roehrich, Jr.
    Executive Officer, Arizona Department of Transportation

  • Jim Rounds
    Rounds Consulting Group

  • Todd Sanders
    President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

  • Thomas L. Schoaf
    Mayor, City of Litchfield Park

  • Lorenzo Sierra
    Councilmember, City of Avondale

  • Daniel J. Spitza, P.E.
    Vice President, Achen-Gardner Construction, LLC

  • Sandra Watson
    President and CEO Arizona Commerce Authority

  • Roland F. Winters, Jr.
    Councilmember, City of Surprise

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