NARP extends a warm welcome to Mignonne Hollis as the newest member of our Board of Directors!
Mignonne brings a wealth of non-profit, private-, and public-sector experience to NARP. She currently serves as executive director of the Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation (AREDF) and has over 10 years of hands-on economic development experience, particularly in rural Arizona. Through AREDF—which received the prestigious EDDE Award for Small Organizations in 2017–she has taken the lead in Arizona’s unmanned aerial systems industry.
In addition to focusing much of her work on rural Arizona, Mignonne is dedicated to making an economic impact statewide by promoting and supporting industries such as aerospace and defense, small business, health care, Arizona/Mexico commerce, and transportation. She has been appointed to the Arizona Commerce Authority Board of Directors, the Greater Arizona Development Authority (GADA) and the Aerospace and Defense Commission by Governor Doug Ducey. Mignonne received the 2013 Governor’s Excellence in Economic Development award and also sits on the board of the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED). She is also a Fellow of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy and an active member of the International Economic Development Council (IECD). She also serves on the board of trustees of the Canyon Vista Medical Center.
Her work in the private sector includes serving as CEO of two businesses while also operating an entrepreneurial co-working facility and collaborating on a weekly newspaper advice column for business owners.
We are tremendously fortunate to have Mignonne join us and look forward to many outstanding and productive collaborations with her in the coming years!