Governor Doug Ducey Announces Director of Southern Arizona Office

News Release

February 24, 2015

PHOENIX - Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Juan Ciscomani as director of the governor's Southern Arizona office.

Juan Ciscomani has been with the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (THCC) since 2011, initially joining as membership director and more recently serving as vice president. Mr. Ciscomani leads all of the THCC's outreach efforts with members, sponsors, community leaders and three affiliate Hispanic Chambers in Sierra Vista, Douglas and Nogales. He has been instrumental in increasing the chamber's membership, growing businesses and strengthening southern Arizona relations with Mexico.

"Juan's strong ties and positive relationships with the Southern Arizona community will be immensely valuable to our administration," said Governor Ducey. "His longstanding commitment to civic leadership, coupled with a tested record of success in business growth, will be vital as we continue to improve our economic competitiveness in Southern Arizona and throughout the state."

Mr. Ciscomani has served on the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board since 2012 and recently completed his term with the Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments. In 2011, he was one of 25 leaders selected by a statewide search for the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Fellowship.

After completing college, Mr. Ciscomani was one of twenty scholars in the United States selected by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute to participate in a Public Policy Fellowship Program in Washington, DC. He also led the University of Arizona Take Charge America Institute's outreach and youth financial literacy efforts in 2006. A Tucson native, Mr. Ciscomani graduated with honors from both Pima Community College and the University of Arizona.

"I look forward to working with Governor Ducey and our region's diverse stakeholders to improve the economic competiveness of Southern Arizona," said Juan Ciscomani. "I thank the governor for entrusting me to serve this role and I'm ready to put my experience to work on behalf of this administration and our state."