Jen Marson is AACo’s Executive Director. She manages the daily operations of the Association and the Government Services Foundation, directs the state and federal government affairs program and cultivates new business and membership opportunities. She also serves as the primary liaison to the National Association of Counties and other state associations and coordinates the Association’s educational outreach programs.
Jen’s research and advocacy areas of expertise include property taxes, elections, public records, criminal justice, law enforcement, justice and superior courts, and education.
Jen has been with AACo since 2002 when she started as the legislative intern. Since then she has worn nearly every hat in the Association before being selected as Executive Director in 2013.
Jen received the “Friend of Education “award in 2011 and has been a Certified Election Officer since 2007. In 2017 she was nominated by the capitol community as one of the "Best Testifiers" and "Best Government Lobbyist".
Jen is a native of Arizona and received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from Arizona State University with an emphasis in rhetoric and advocacy.