Gov. Janet Napolitano has named businesswoman Anne Mariucci and former U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini to serve as members of the Arizona Board of Regents.
“When two exceptional leaders agree to serve the state in this capacity, it’s a great day for Arizona,” Napolitano said. “Our state university system is the engine that drives growth in the Arizona economy of the future. I’m excited to have Dennis and Anne involved in defining that vision.”
The two will replace Chris Herstam and Jack Jewett, whose terms expire this month.
DeConcini served in the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 1995. During his 18-year tenure, he secured millions of dollars in federal research funding for Arizona universities, allowing the universities to excel in key areas of academic study. Prior to his time on Capitol Hill, DeConcini served as Pima County Attorney. He is a founding partner of the law firm DeConcini, McDonald, Yetwin and Lacy, and is a partner in the lobbying firm Parry Romani DeConcini & Symms Associates. DeConcini received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1959 and his law degree from the University of Arizona in 1963.
Mariucci is a businessperson and community leader who served as president of the Del Webb Corp., a national leader in large-scale community development and homebuilding. She is a private equity investor and is affiliated with Inlign Capital Partners in Phoenix, Hawkeye Partners in Dallas and Glencoe Capital in Chicago. Mariucci graduated from the U of A with a degree in accounting and finance. She was also a two-sport athlete at U of A. She is currently a director of the Arizona State Retirement System, Scottsdale Healthcare, the ASU Foundation, the Nature Conservancy, and Fresh Start Women’s Foundation.
“The DeConcini name is synonymous with Arizona. His knowledge of the state and higher education issues make him an excellent choice,” said NAU president John Haeger. “Anne Mariucci’s impressive resume speaks to the business acumen and leadership she will bring to ABOR. Both will serve the citizens of Arizona well.”
More information about the Arizona Board of Regents can be found at www.abor.asu.edu.