Liz is the CEO of Startup Tucson and the TENWEST Impact Festival and has over nine years of experience in economic development, community building and non-profit organizational management. As CEO, Liz has helped lead Startup in serving over 2500 entrepreneurs a year and grown TENWEST to over 14,000 attendees in 2019.
Licensed in Arizona, Liz received her J.D. from UA and is now teaching there as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship for the Eller Business School. Prior to joining Startup, Liz was the Supervising Research Attorney and Development Director for the National Law Center where she implemented international legal commercial reform and training projects for the State Department, USAID, and the World Bank.
Outside of Startup, Liz is a trained mediator, member of the Downtown Tucson Partnership Board, Google Women Techmaker and a member of the SBDC and Pima Community College Business Advisory Groups.
She is currently serving on the Tucson Convention Center Commission. She was a Tucson 40 under 40 recipient in 2019 and was the 2020 Tucson Women of Influence Rising Star Winner