Governor Doug Ducey Announces New President of the Arizona-Mexico Commission

News Release

March 27, 2015

Phoenix –Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of David Farca as president of the Board of Directors of the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC).

David Farca is president of ToH Design Studio, an architecture and planning studio based in Scottsdale and operating in six cities throughout Mexico, the United States and Canada.

“With an exceptional entrepreneurial background, an enthusiastic passion for service and strong community and business ties throughout Arizona and Mexico, David will be a valuable asset to the AMC,” said Governor Ducey. “In this increasingly competitive global economy, it’s critical that we continue to strengthen Arizona’s partnership with our largest trade partner, and to capitalize on opportunities that make both Arizona and Mexico more globally competitive. David will be key to this effort, and I look forward to working with him and other members as chair of the AMC.”

Born and raised in Mexico City, Mr. Farca started his first business in the retail industry in high school. Upon graduation from college, he opened his second venture in the medical manufacturing field and went on to pursue his true interest in medical imaging. His medical imaging technology company, , became the largest government supplier in the industry under Mr. Farca’s leadership.

Additional accomplishments include serving as president of the Young Entrepreneur’s Organization Arizona Chapter; member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds; founding member and past chapter chair of the Young Presidents Organization Scottsdale Chapter; member of the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s real estate committee; board member of the Super Bowl XLIX Host Committee; trustee of the Nature Conservancy; board member of the American Heart Association and more.

“Mexico is Arizona’s largest trading partner with over $14 billion traded annually. Not only are our economies interdependent, but we share a history, a border, a culture and an objective to be a competitive region in our global economy,” said David Farca. “Strengthening our relationship with Mexico through the AMC will support Governor Ducey’s priorities of growing our economy, creating jobs, improving education and protecting our communities.”

Mr. Farca holds a degree in biomedical engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana, a degree in medical imaging infrastructure from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Instituto Technologico Autonomo de Mexico.

He replaces outgoing president Larry Lucero.

“I want to thank Larry Lucero for his years of excellent and devoted service to the Arizona-Mexico Commission,” said Governor Ducey. “Larry’s leadership was instrumental in carrying out the AMC’s mission and enhancing our important trade partnership with Mexico. I wish him all the best.”

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