Arizona Association for Economic Development announces new officers

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced its new officers for 2020-2021. 

Mignonne Hollis, AZED Pro, executive director of the Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation in Sierra Vista, is AAED’s new president. Lori Collins, deputy economic development director for the city of Mesa is the organization’s president-elect.  Wendy Bridges, AZED Pro, business development manager for the city of Avondale, is now serving as vice president.  Skip Becker, AZED Pro, president and CEO for La Paz Economic Development Corporation, assumes the duties of secretary/treasurer, while Nicole Snyder, AZED Pro, healthcare business development and marketing lead for Orcutt Winslow, is immediate past-president.

The officers were approved at AAED’s general membership meeting, which was held virtually.

Hollis said the new slate of officers is an excellent reflection of the organization.

“Our diverse statewide membership is a strength of AAED,” Hollis said.  “Our members are economic development practitioners, service providers, elected officials, and tribal members from across Arizona.”

AAED, founded in 1974, has a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy, and collaboration.    

For more information on AAED, visit or call (602) 240-2233.

Land Advisors Organization hires Rebecca Wiley

Land Advisors Organization is pleased to announce that Rebecca Wiley has been hired as marketing manager for the firm’s 23 offices located across the country.

Wiley possesses 20 years of experience in commercial real estate marketing and will be leading the firm’s marketing team strategy development and implementation from the Land Advisors Organization’s Metropolitan Phoenix office.

As marketing manager for the Land Advisors Organization, she will oversee the firm’s marketing strategy, including managing the firm’s brand, property marketing, corporate communications, digital marketing, public relations, event planning and social media.

  “We are thrilled to welcome Rebecca to the Land Advisors Organization team,” said Brian Rosener, president of Land Advisors Organization. “As a veteran commercial real estate marketing professional, we look forward to her providing our teams of advisors with valuable marketing direction and support as we expand our presence and continue to successfully represent landowners throughout the country in their real estate transactions.”   

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