Arizona Industry Fellows represent a broad array of industries and backgrounds

Phoenix (November 20, 2018) – The Arizona Chamber Foundation is proud to announce the members of its 2018 class of Arizona Industry Fellows (AIF), a non-partisan project in partnership with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry designed to help young professionals age 40 and under better understand the intersection of business and public policy, and its impact on the Arizona economy.

AIF is unique. Public policy and economic issues are presented to Fellows from the perspective of Arizona’s job creators.

Millennials are on the cusp of surpassing Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living adult generation as their numbers are projected to swell to 73 million by 2019. At the same time, more than one-in-three American labor force participants (35%) are Millennials, making them the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, according to the Pew Research Center.

“This leadership program uniquely highlights Arizona’s job creators and the impacts of public policy, building a network of ambitious and informed young professionals,” said Courtney McKinstry, Arizona Chamber Foundation Policy Advisor and AIF program coordinator. “We have a very accomplished group of Fellows who are poised to be the next generation of Arizona business leaders. We are proud to welcome our 2018 class of Fellows.”

Fellows meet monthly for nine, full-day sessions focused on Arizona’s major industries and policy topics. The 2018 Arizona Industry Fellows include:

  • Veronica Aguilar, A for Arizona
  • Brendon Blake, AARP
  • Scott Chevlin, Arizona Complete Health
  • Diego Gettler, MomDoc
  • Donald Hlava, Arizona Mining Association
  • Brianna Kadlec, Arizona Rock Products Association
  • Keith Kasperson, SubZero, Inc.
  • George Khalaf, Data Orbital Consulting LLC
  • Russell Roberts, Young’s Market Company
  • Benjamin Stewart, Arizona Office of Tourism
  • Angelica Terrazas, The Aarons Company LLC
  • Carlie Tovrea, Snell & Wilmer LLP
  • Tanner Warnick, Polsinelli PC
  • Alix Skelpsa Ridgway, Arizona-Mexico Commission
  • Katie Woodcock, Young’s Market Company

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About the Arizona Chamber Foundation
The Arizona Chamber Foundation is a non-profit, objective educational and research foundation. We are committed to a non-partisan, research-driven approach that analyzes the issues impacting Arizona’s economy. It houses the A for Arizona and Chamber Business News initiatives and Arizona Industry Fellows project. Find out more at