Governor’s Office Announces New Deputy General Counsel​

News Release

August 28, 2017

PHOENIX — The Governor’s Office today made the following staff announcements:

Anni Foster, who currently serves as Chief of Staff and General Counsel at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, will join the Governor’s Office in September as the new Deputy General Counsel.

As Chief of Staff and General Counsel at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Anni manages litigation against the Department, reviews policies and oversees the Department’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office. She previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for more than seven years, where she advised and represented state agencies on various issues from procurement to public records and also prosecuted child support cases.

“I’m very excited for Anni to join our team as Deputy General Counsel,” said Governor Ducey. “Anni’s vast experience in government has provided her with a unique perspective of Arizona’s legal and judicial system that will benefit constituents immensely.

Anni received a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Mary Baldwin College in 1999. She received her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2004.

Kathryn Hackett King, the Governor’s Deputy General Counsel, will be leaving the Governor’s Office to join BurnsBarton LLP, a private-sector law firm specializing in employment and labor law. Kate has served in this position since January 2015. She has made significant contributions to the Governor’s Office by providing advice to staff, interacting with agency directors on complex legal matters, managing litigation and participating in the judicial appointment process.

“Kate has been an invaluable part of our team,” said Governor Ducey. “She served our team and the state tremendously over the past few years. We thank Kate for her contributions to Arizona’s judicial system and wish her the best in pursuing this exciting new opportunity.”