David Berry has been advocating for better transportation for more than 35 years. His extensive experience in trucking, commerce, and highway systems has made him a strong advocate for quality roads for commuters and businesses alike.
David also has strong expertise in policy development, public affairs, and business management. Not only does he advocate for better Arizona highways, but he’s also the president of Banner Health Foundation, which supports patient care programs and services operated by Banner’s many facilities.
Since 1997 Barry M. Aarons has been the owner of The Aarons Company LLC, a public policy consulting firm specializing in legislative representation, coalition building, business management, seminar, and strategic planning facilitation, and grassroots advocacy.
Aarons has over 50 years of experience in policy development, public affairs implementation, and lobbying in the Arizona Legislature, other state legislatures, and the US Congress. His expertise includes economic development, telecommunications, taxation, tourism, workers compensation, and health care among other areas as well as campaign management, fundraising, and strategic planning.
He facilitates seminars on a multitude of topics including public policy, coalition building, grassroots advocacy, campaign management, message delivery, and business management.
Tom Dorn has a diverse background in government and politics at the federal, state, county, municipal, district, and tribal levels. His firm, Dorn Policy Group, Inc., founded in 2000, represents numerous multinational corporations, trade associations, and government entities.
From 1994 to 1997, Tom served as the State and Federal Lobbyist for the Arizona Department of Transportation where he was instrumental in the STEP 21 Coalition, a Washington D.C.-based effort to secure equitable highway financing nationwide. Tom also initiated the development of federal legislation enabling the construction of the Hoover Dam Bridge now spanning the Colorado River. These significant policy efforts have led to subsequent opportunities for increased commerce along the CANAMEX Corridor and the future Interstate 11 that connects Phoenix and Las Vegas.
David Martin is currently the president of the Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors of America (AZAGC). The AZAGC represents highway, heavy, and utility contractors throughout the state. Membership includes large and small construction companies/subcontractors as well as suppliers and service providers to the construction industry.
David has been involved at an executive level in numerous campaigns including the Quality Education and Jobs Initiative, the TIME Coalition, Yes on 400 in Maricopa and Pinal County, Question 1 and 2 in Pima County, the Yes for Roads Campaign in Coconino County, and most recently Proposition 104 in Phoenix. All were business coalitions that spearheaded these campaigns to increase multi-modal funding or transportation.
Because of his dedication and passion for better transportation, David has been recognized as one of the Leaders of the Year in Public Policy by the Arizona Capitol Times.
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