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Welcome, New Board Members

Three new members have joined ATC’s Board of Trustees recently and will serve three-year terms. Arizona State Rep. Analise Ortiz, Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman, and Business Leader Debra Larson join the 22 current Trustees who govern the 57-year-old non-profit.

Born and raised in Arizona and a Maryvale resident, Ortiz was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2022. She is a dedicated communications strategist and former journalist with nearly 10 years of experience in strategic communications, content creation, legislative advocacy, media relations, political campaigns, and public speaking training.

Hallman is an attorney, economist, educator, and civic activist. As an attorney, he has practiced in a wide variety of practice areas and has written four legal textbooks. In education, he has taught at the University level in political science, economics, finance, and international affairs, and he also served as the Superintendent and Headmaster of Schools for Tempe Preparatory Academies. As an economist, Hallman has applied his expertise to the financial challenges facing government institutions, including the City of Tempe, Valley Metro Rail, and the Maricopa Association of Governments, and most recently in settling bus strikes in the City of Phoenix on behalf of the Amalgamated Transit Union. Hallman has been actively involved in government service and political matters, serving two terms as Mayor of Tempe.

Larson is a Global Client Partner with FranklinCovey, the world’s most trusted leadership development company with a presence in 160 countries. She brings a team of resources to major corporations that create positive work cultures where people feel valued and achieve results through behavior change. A recognized leader in the nonprofit arena, Larson maximizes her network to help individuals find a community board activity that fuels their passion and strengthens each organization. Her personal community involvement as former board chair for the Phoenix Boys Choir and the Herberger Theater Center allowed her to guide these organizations to build their reach to greater and more diverse audiences. She also serves on the City of Phoenix Arts & Culture Commission, the Phoenix Dress for Success Board, as a mentor for Arizona Foundation for Women SHE Leads program, as a member of the Arizona Community Foundation Asian Women’s Giving Circle, and as President of the University Club of Phoenix Foundation. Larson graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in public administration and MS with honors, in marketing.