Happy Holidays from AAED!

Dec 20, 2023 | Media Release

Happy Holidays from AAED President Skip Becker

I wanted to take a moment to thank our Staff, our Board, our Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs, and our Membership. 2023 has been a transition year for us at AAED; we have a new and exciting Executive Director in Katie Hurst – she has been great to work with! We are all very fortunate to have a great staff with Braxton and Juliana. The job they accomplished during the transition is very much appreciated by all of us. This year as a board we made many strategic moves, and one of the most important was to bring Juliana up to a salary employee, leveling the field for our entire staff.

To the Executive Board, the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board, the Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Membership, as the year comes to a close and the holidays are upon us, I can’t help but reflect on the incredible job everyone has done over the past year. Despite the year’s obstacles, you have all shown exceptional passion, dedication, and enthusiasm! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do for everyone at AAED! I hope that you all have a great and festive holiday season. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays! Enjoy your friends and families during this holiday season. 2024 is going to be another exceptional year for AAED!


Vincent (Skip) Becker

President Arizona Association for Economic Development