Juliana Jervis (left) and Braxton Hynes

     PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Oct. 4, 2022) — The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) expanded its Phoenix office with a new hire and promoted a current staff member, according to Executive Director Carrie Kelly.

Braxton Hynes joins AAED as its Member Engagement and Development Manager. Prior to joining AAED, Hynes served as Rural Community & Economic Development Program Manager with Local First Arizona and Manager of Customer Success with Yelp.

She holds a B.A. in justice studies from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University.

“Braxton is passionate about Arizona’s businesses and economic resiliency,” Kelly said. “Drawing from her experience in small business education, business development, and statewide tourism, she is excited to further AAED’s mission to advocate responsible economic development throughout the state.”

Juliana Jervis has been promoted to Operations and Events Manager. Jervis joined AAED as an office assistant in August 2019. Prior to joining AAED, she worked at America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) as events and staff assistant. At APTS, she helped with registrations and sponsorships for its annual event, in addition to membership recruitment and management.

Jervis holds a B.S. in sports management with minors in business administration and event planning from West Virginia University.

“Juliana has been integral in implementing positive changes at AAED,” Kelly said.  “She has been assisting with marketing and outreach, organizing our events and conferences, and keeping our association on track.”

About AAED

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) was founded in 1974 with a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice for responsible economic development through professional education, public policy, and collaboration.  For more information on AAED, visit http://www.aaed.com or call (602) 240-2233.