Date First Elected: 2018
Years of Service: 2018-present
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2022
Marie Sullivan has been involved in economic and workforce development, education, and women and family issues, for over 40 years. She is the Principal and Owner of a business, Marie Sullivan LLC, focused on Advancing Possibilities of businesses, nonprofits, and government entities to achieve their strategic, innovative, and impactful goals. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network, and as a publicly elected member of the Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board, representing County District 3. Prior to that she served as the President and CEO of Arizona Women’s Education and Employment, Inc. (AWEE), a non-profit organization dedicated to changing people’s lives through the dignity of work for 20 years.
She has worked in public policy development and advocacy in the social service and faith-based sector. She has served on over 25 education, social service, and faith-based boards. She currently serves as a member of the AZ Center for Economic Progress Board, Phoenix Charter 100 Board, the Arizona Town Hall, and is a Valley Leadership Alumna. Marie most recently served as a leader of the Maricopa County Workforce Development Board and Executive Committee, as a member of the Phoenix College President’s Advisory Council, the AZTechForce Foundation Task Force, the West Valley Community Bank Advisory Board for Small Business Development.
Marie has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Business in Arizona and received the Jeanne Lind Herberger award given to a woman committed to advancing the condition of women and girls through service and philanthropy. Marie has been awarded the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious ATHENA Award, given to a woman acknowledged for her excellence in business, her community service and involvement, and her professional mentorship of women. She was the named Public Service Leader of the Year, Tribute to Women Award, by the YWCA and was named Goodman’s Good Guy Award winner as the outstanding nonprofit business leader in the Metropolitan Phoenix area. For eight years Marie served as a publicly elected member of the Madison Elementary School District Governing Board, where she served both as President and Clerk of the Board and represented her congressional district to the National School Board Association’s Federal Relations Network. She is an alumna of Leadership America, where she participated with a select group of women from throughout the United States to discuss and give leadership to issues affecting the American landscape.
Marie is married and the proud mother of two young adults.