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Lisa Urias to lead AZ Office of Tourism


Portrait of Lisa Urias

The Arizona Community Foundation announces the departure of Chief Program and Community Engagement Officer Lisa Urias who will leave the foundation on February 10 to take a cabinet position for Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs as the Director of the Office of Tourism.

In her new role, Urias will report directly to the Governor and lead the state’s tourism agency, which oversees Arizona’s largest industry by revenue at over $146 billion.

“Given Lisa’s many talents and considerable experience, she is the ideal person to lead this office for the Governor,” said Steve Seleznow, ACF President & CEO. “She will bring her wisdom, experience, and talent to a thriving industry in this great state.”

Urias has had a considerable impact during her two-year tenure as ACF’s Chief Program and Community Engagement Officer. She attracted dynamic talent to the team, expanded the foundation’s work in diverse communities across the state, and doubled the available capital for nonprofit developers through ACF’s impact investing program.

ACF has begun working on an interim plan for the Program and Community Engagement business unit and will continue to support the programs and activities that are currently underway in communities across Arizona. Additional announcements will be made in the coming months.