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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel Announces Transition Team

PHOENIX— Today, newly-appointed Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel announced members of her transition team. The group has been tasked by County Attorney Adel to develop high-level strategic priorities to guide her as she creates a meaningful and measurable vision for the county attorney’s office.

“I have worked with numerous organizations throughout my career to identify and implement improvements and efficiencies. I have found there are always areas for improvement and growth,” stated County Attorney Adel. “It is my expectation that this team will work collaboratively with employees and stakeholders to develop meaningful recommendations that are grounded in evidence-based practices and focused on process improvements and efficiencies.”

Transition Team Members:

• Artie Eaves, Senior Owner and Director, Sanders and Parks

• Andrew Pacheco, Partner, Ryan Rapp and Underwood

• John Phelps, Retired CEO, State Bar of Arizona

• The Honorable Maria Verdin (Retired Judge), Policy Advisor, Marcy’s Law

• Sintra Hoffman, President & CEO, WestMarc

• Candice Copple, Chief of Staff, The Honorable Mesa Mayor Giles

• Benjamin Taylor, Partner, Taylor and Gomez

• Jennifer Liewer, Exec. Director of Community Relations, Tempe Union High School District

• David Rodriguez, Chief Deputy County Attorney, Pinal County Attorney’s Office

• Brett Hunt, Executive Director, ASU Public Service Academy

• The Honorable Walt Blackman, Legislative District 6, Arizona House of Representatives

• Tom Van Dorn, Commander, Phoenix Police Department

• Angela Creedon, Associate Vice President of University Affairs, Arizona State University

The full press conference is available to watch here-


About the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office:

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is the third largest public prosecutorial agency in the nation, serving nearly four million residents in the fourth largest county in the U.S. The agency is comprised of more than 900 full-time employees, including attorneys, investigators, paralegals, victim advocates and support staff, each of whom is committed to service with integrity and ensuring justice for all.

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