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Arizona Center for Civic Leadership names 36 new Flinn-Brown Fellows for 2018

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The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, a nonpartisan program of the Flinn Foundation, has competitively selected 36 Arizonans for the 2018 cohort of its flagship Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. The new Flinn-Brown Fellows include the first from Wellton and Prescott Valley, as well as residents of Kingman, Yuma, Sierra Vista, Flagstaff, and the Tucson and

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Flinn-Brown Fellows from across the state are moving ahead to more leadership achievements. Check back frequently for more updates.

James Allen (Los Angeles) has completed law school at UCLA. Congratulations!
Lenay Dunn (Phoenix) has been appointed to a First Things First Regional Council.
Serida Fong (Phoenix) has been appointed to the Arizona Family College Savings Program Oversight Committee.
Mike Holmes (Tucson) is now General Manager of Colossal Cave Mountain Park.
Brittney Kaufmann (Phoenix) is now Associate Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Relations for the Arizona Board of Regents.
Celeste Plumlee (Tempe) is now Executive Director at Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
Sam Richard (Phoenix) helped start Creosote Partners, a lobbying, government relations, and legislative advocacy firm, and it has added a campaign arm.
Mattie Lord (Phoenix) is now the Chief Program Officer for the Family Involvement Center.
Mary Hamway (Paradise Valley) is now a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging.
Mike Beller (Phoenix) has been appointed to the State Board of Respiratory Care Examiners.
Auggie Bartning (Phoenix) is now a public member on the Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character & Fitness.
Janet Regner (Flagstaff) has been reappointed to the Arizona Commission on Access to Justice.

Candida Hunter

Flinn-Brown Fellow Candida Hunter, the senior director of tribal affairs for First Things First and a member of the Hualapai community, sees herself as a messenger who builds bridges between diverse populations.

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Kimulet Winzer

Kimulet Winzer is currently the West Region Compliance Director for UnitedHealth Care Community and State. This Takeaways video gives her perspective on the close connection between business and civic leadership.

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Juan Ciscomani

Flinn-Brown Fellow Juan Ciscomani was recently elevated to the role of senior advisor for regional and international affairs for Governor Doug Ducey. A new profile highlights his expanded leadership and career.

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