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Win or Learn 04: Edmund Marquez: Cyclist 3-3

Win or Learn 03: Edmund Marquez: largest captive insurance agency in Southern Arizona (Allstate), Boards of Directors, Cyclist

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Edmund Marquez, Dr. Z Podcasts
Edmund Marquez

 

Edmund Marquez owns three Allstate Insurance Agencies in Tucson, Arizona. He is the largest captive insurance agency in Southern Arizona, and one of the largest Hispanic-owned Allstate agencies in the U.S. Edmund was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona., attended Sabino High School, Pima Community College, and earned a Bachelors in Communications from the University of Arizona. He currently serves on several Boards of Directors, including the Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District, Sun Corridor Inc, is the Chairman of the Pima Community College Foundation, and is the current Chair-elect for the United Way Of Tucson/Southern Arizona.

He is also a proud member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC), and the National Leadership Council of the University of 
Arizona Foundation. Edmund was named the Businessman of the Year in 2004 by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, awarded the Breath of Life Award in 2012 by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Father of the Year by the Father’s Day Council in 2016.

Edmund has been inducted into the Sabino High School Hall of Fame, the Pi KappaAlpha Hall of Honor, and the Southern Arizona YMCA Hall of Fame. Edmund is an avid cyclist with the Jim Click Racing Team, and is a high energy emcee of numerous community events throughout the Tucson community.

About Dr. Z

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. Check out podcasts on Bilingual Decision Making, Organ Oracles, People Behind the PhDs, Win or Learn, and About-ish.

My podcasts are based on my book “6A Philosophy: A practical philosophy for living life with meaning and purpose” (coming soon).

*I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

 

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Win or Learn 04: Edmund Marquez: Allstate Agent 2-3

Win or Learn 03: Edmund Marquez: largest captive insurance agency in Southern Arizona (Allstate), Boards of Directors, Cyclist

Podcasts are separated into three parts and there are two versions to choose from: M4A and MP3

1: m4a1: mp32: m4a2: mp33: m4a3: mp3
12:48 / 10.9mb12:48 / 24.9mb12:34 / 10.4mb12:34 / 24.3mb18:24 / 15.0mb18:24 / 35.5mb
Edmund Marquez, Dr. Z Podcasts
Edmund Marquez

 

Edmund Marquez owns three Allstate Insurance Agencies in Tucson, Arizona. He is the largest captive insurance agency in Southern Arizona, and one of the largest Hispanic-owned Allstate agencies in the U.S. Edmund was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona., attended Sabino High School, Pima Community College, and earned a Bachelors in Communications from the University of Arizona. He currently serves on several Boards of Directors, including the Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District, Sun Corridor Inc, is the Chairman of the Pima Community College Foundation, and is the current Chair-elect for the United Way Of Tucson/Southern Arizona.

He is also a proud member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC), and the National Leadership Council of the University of 
Arizona Foundation. Edmund was named the Businessman of the Year in 2004 by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, awarded the Breath of Life Award in 2012 by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Father of the Year by the Father’s Day Council in 2016.

Edmund has been inducted into the Sabino High School Hall of Fame, the Pi KappaAlpha Hall of Honor, and the Southern Arizona YMCA Hall of Fame. Edmund is an avid cyclist with the Jim Click Racing Team, and is a high energy emcee of numerous community events throughout the Tucson community.

About Dr. Z

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. Check out podcasts on Bilingual Decision Making, Organ Oracles, People Behind the PhDs, Win or Learn, and About-ish.

My podcasts are based on my book “6A Philosophy: A practical philosophy for living life with meaning and purpose” (coming soon).

*I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

 

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Win or Learn 03: Billy Kovacs: Creator 3-3

Win or Learn 03: Billy Kovacs: Entrepreneur, Leader, Creator

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Billy Kovacs serves as the District Outreach Director for Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick at U.S. House of Representatives but that that doesn’t capture his breadth of important activities as Billy has opened successful restaurants such as Prep and Pastry, served as an an Ambassador to the Tech Launch Arizona, and was a fellow for the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy.

Billy Kovacs: leader, entrepreneur, creator
Billy Kovacs: leader, entrepreneur, creator

 

http://representmeaz.com/candidates/billy-kovacs/

Billy Kovacs, a small business owner, entrepreneur and community activist has long worked for positive change in southern Arizona and is committed as ever to making the second district a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Billy is not a career politician, nor does he intend to be one. Active with downtown economic and regional development, Billy is a local businessman with a broad set of leadership experience. From co-founding Prep and Pastry, a successful Tucson eatery, to acting as principal of Sandor Vineyard in Pearce, located in Cochise County, Billy understands how to work with numerous stakeholders to bring an idea and a business plan from conception to reality. When elected, Billy plans on using his skills and experiences as a job creator and small businessman to kick-start our economy and get people back to work.

Billy understands that for southern Arizona to meet its full potential it will need to grow its economy on a larger scale. As an ambassador to the Arizona Technology Council, he has worked diligently to promote Arizona’s economy as one of the fastest growing regions in the country for high tech jobs. He specifically focuses on developing new relationships with companies looking to move or do business in Arizona. As a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Billy works within the organization to attract, retain, and grow high quality and high wage jobs to enhance the quality of life for southern Arizonans. When elected, Billy will work tirelessly to champion and market southern Arizona, bring it out of the ‘urban shadow’ of Phoenix and increase its corporate presence all while retaining its unique charm and natural beauty.

The second congressional district suffers from a massive flight of young talent and has a massive problem of retaining young professionals graduating from the University of Arizona.  Billy saw this problem and because of his commitment to our community got to work on finding a solution. In 2014 Billy joined Tech Launch Arizona as an Ambassador where he coordinated with top University of Arizona stakeholders to ensure retention of graduates by connecting students, inventors, and entrepreneurs to startup and tech growth programs and resources.

Understanding that the children of southern Arizona are vital to its future success, Billy has invested significant time in mentoring high school students through the ‘Young Entrepreneur Academy’s-Student to CEO’ program presented by the Tucson Unified School District and Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Through his actions, he is making a direct impact on the lives of dozens of students and their families and fostering the growth of the next generation of business leaders.

Recently, Billy accepted a highly competitive fellowship to the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership-Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. During his fellowship, he focused on how to better apply his business skills to public service and how to strengthen his civic leadership abilities to better benefit southern Arizonans. When elected, he will take those lessons learned and continue to address the many opportunities and challenges our state and district have.

Billy is currently employed as the Operations Manager at the historic Hotel Congress. He was educated in public schools, attending Pima County Community College and the University of Arizona. He currently lives in the Sam Hughes neighborhood of Tucson.

About Dr. Z

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. Check out podcasts on Bilingual Decision Making, Organ Oracles, People Behind the PhDs, Win or Learn, and About-ish.

My podcasts are based on my book “6A Philosophy: A practical philosophy for living life with meaning and purpose” (coming soon).

*I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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Win or Learn 03: Billy Kovacs: Leader 2-3

Win or Learn 03: Billy Kovacs: Entrepreneur, Leader, Creator

Podcasts are separated into three parts and there are two versions to choose from: M4A and MP3

1: m4a1: mp32: m4a2: mp33: m4a3: mp3
43:49 / 37.7mb43:49 / 84.9mb44:01 / 37.6mb44:01 / 85.2mb56:32 / 48.1mb56:32 / 109.3mb

Billy Kovacs serves as the District Outreach Director for Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick at U.S. House of Representatives but that that doesn’t capture his breadth of important activities as Billy has opened successful restaurants such as Prep and Pastry, served as an an Ambassador to the Tech Launch Arizona, and was a fellow for the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy

Billy Kovacs: leader, entrepreneur, creator
Billy Kovacs: leader, entrepreneur, creator

 

http://representmeaz.com/candidates/billy-kovacs/

Billy Kovacs, a small business owner, entrepreneur and community activist has long worked for positive change in southern Arizona and is committed as ever to making the second district a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Billy is not a career politician, nor does he intend to be one. Active with downtown economic and regional development, Billy is a local businessman with a broad set of leadership experience. From co-founding Prep and Pastry, a successful Tucson eatery, to acting as principal of Sandor Vineyard in Pearce, located in Cochise County, Billy understands how to work with numerous stakeholders to bring an idea and a business plan from conception to reality. When elected, Billy plans on using his skills and experiences as a job creator and small businessman to kick-start our economy and get people back to work.

Billy understands that for southern Arizona to meet its full potential it will need to grow its economy on a larger scale. As an ambassador to the Arizona Technology Council, he has worked diligently to promote Arizona’s economy as one of the fastest growing regions in the country for high tech jobs. He specifically focuses on developing new relationships with companies looking to move or do business in Arizona. As a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Billy works within the organization to attract, retain, and grow high quality and high wage jobs to enhance the quality of life for southern Arizonans. When elected, Billy will work tirelessly to champion and market southern Arizona, bring it out of the ‘urban shadow’ of Phoenix and increase its corporate presence all while retaining its unique charm and natural beauty.

The second congressional district suffers from a massive flight of young talent and has a massive problem of retaining young professionals graduating from the University of Arizona.  Billy saw this problem and because of his commitment to our community got to work on finding a solution. In 2014 Billy joined Tech Launch Arizona as an Ambassador where he coordinated with top University of Arizona stakeholders to ensure retention of graduates by connecting students, inventors, and entrepreneurs to startup and tech growth programs and resources.

Understanding that the children of southern Arizona are vital to its future success, Billy has invested significant time in mentoring high school students through the ‘Young Entrepreneur Academy’s-Student to CEO’ program presented by the Tucson Unified School District and Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Through his actions, he is making a direct impact on the lives of dozens of students and their families and fostering the growth of the next generation of business leaders.

Recently, Billy accepted a highly competitive fellowship to the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership-Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. During his fellowship, he focused on how to better apply his business skills to public service and how to strengthen his civic leadership abilities to better benefit southern Arizonans. When elected, he will take those lessons learned and continue to address the many opportunities and challenges our state and district have.

Billy is currently employed as the Operations Manager at the historic Hotel Congress. He was educated in public schools, attending Pima County Community College and the University of Arizona. He currently lives in the Sam Hughes neighborhood of Tucson.

About Dr. Z

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. Check out podcasts on Bilingual Decision Making, Organ Oracles, People Behind the PhDs, Win or Learn, and About-ish.

My podcasts are based on my book “6A Philosophy: A practical philosophy for living life with meaning and purpose” (coming soon).

*I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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Win or Learn 02: Lea Marquez Peterson: Southern Arizona 3-3

Win or Learn 02: Lea Marquez Peterson: Southern Arizona

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Lea Marquez Peterson business
Lea Marquez Peterson

 

As the founder of the Marquez Peterson Group, Lea assists clients with their community and government relations in Arizona. Previously, Lea served as the President/CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber (THCC) from 2009 until November of 2018. The chamber grew dramatically under her leadership from 350 members to over 1800. The chamber’s mission is to advocate for and provide services that help grow our member’s businesses in our bilingual and bicultural region. The chamber expanded into Nogales, Sierra Vista and Douglas and continues its work in Sonora, Mexico. TheTucson Hispanic Chamber was named the 2013 Large Chamber of the Year by the USHCC!

Lea was a candidate for Congress in Arizona District 2 in 2018. Previously, Lea owned a chain of six gasoline stations and convenience stores and a Business Brokerage Firm.

Lea has been recognized with several awards including the 2015 NFL Hispanic Heritage Award and as a University of Arizona Distinguished Alumni.

About Dr. Z

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. Check out podcasts on Bilingual Decision Making, Organ Oracles, People Behind the PhDs, Win or Learn, and About-ish.

My podcasts are based on my book “6A Philosophy: A practical philosophy for living life with meaning and purpose” (coming soon).

*I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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Win or Learn 02: Lea Marquez Peterson: leader 2-3

Win or Learn 02: Lea Marquez Peterson: business leader

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Lea Marquez Peterson business
Lea Marquez Peterson

 

As the founder of the Marquez Peterson Group, Lea assists clients with their community and government relations in Arizona. Previously, Lea served as the President/CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber (THCC) from 2009 until November of 2018. The chamber grew dramatically under her leadership from 350 members to over 1800. The chamber’s mission is to advocate for and provide services that help grow our member’s businesses in our bilingual and bicultural region. The chamber expanded into Nogales, Sierra Vista and Douglas and continues its work in Sonora, Mexico. TheTucson Hispanic Chamber was named the 2013 Large Chamber of the Year by the USHCC!

Lea was a candidate for Congress in Arizona District 2 in 2018. Previously, Lea owned a chain of six gasoline stations and convenience stores and a Business Brokerage Firm.

Lea has been recognized with several awards including the 2015 NFL Hispanic Heritage Award and as a University of Arizona Distinguished Alumni.

About Dr. Z

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. Check out podcasts on Bilingual Decision Making, Organ Oracles, People Behind the PhDs, Win or Learn, and About-ish.

My podcasts are based on my book “6A Philosophy: A practical philosophy for living life with meaning and purpose” (coming soon).

*I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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Win or Learn 01: Steve Farley: artist-politician 3-3

Steve Farley: Arizona State Leader

Win or Learn 01: Steve Farley: artist-politician 3-3

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Growing up in Southern California with parents who were school teachers, Steve Farley gravitated towards justice and photography. These dual themes have continued throughout his life as he has created murals in Tucson and served in the Arizona House and Senate. In 2018, Steve ran to become the Governor for the State of Arizona. In 2019, he turned his attention to running for Mayor of Tucson.

Steve Farley: Arizona State Leader
Steve Farley: Arizona State Leader (Mayoral Candidate Tucson 2019, Candidate for Governor 2018, State Senator and Legislator)

 

Meet Steve

Bio

Steve is a 56-year-old small-business owner who has lived in Tucson since 1995. He is father to Amelia, 24, and Genevieve, 19, and he’s engaged to Kitt Leonard, an Arizona native who works in IT at Tucson Medical Center and has five children and four grandchildren.

Steve got involved in public service because he loves Tucson and is concerned about the challenges facing our families and communities. The child of public school teachers, he is a big believer in public education. Representing Tucson in Arizona’s legislature, Steve fought to increase teacher pay and reduce class sizes. He’s focused on growing good-paying jobs, spurring economic development, improving public safety, and bringing world-class transportation choices to Arizona.

Steve is one of Arizona’s most successful leaders in pushing to improve public transportation. He was instrumental in gaining approval for the comprehensive regional transportation system (RTA), which has created thousands of jobs, made widespread improvements to our roads, buses, bikeways and sidewalks, and installed Tucson’s Modern Streetcar rail line— all in the middle of the worst recession Arizona has seen. The Streetcar alone has spurred more than a billion dollars in private construction projects within three blocks of its route, and is a big piece of the rebirth of Tucson’s downtown.  

Steve graduated from Williams College in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He has worked to protect Tucson in the Arizona Legislature for 12 years – elected by voters for three terms in the House and three in the Senate, and elected Assistant Minority Leader by Democrats in both House and Senate. He has served on the Finance, Joint Legislative Budget, and Appropriations committees where he oversaw the $10 billion state budget.

Steve worked across the aisle to expand Medicaid healthcare to 400,000 Arizonans, and successfully leveraged the power wielded by the RedforEd teachers movement to help approve more than $415 million in new funds for K-12 public education in this year. 

Steve is also a well-known artist and graphic designer who invented a new way of converting photographs to glazed ceramic tile to create Tucson’s historic Broadway Underpass murals, those black-and-white larger-than-life street photos just east of Downtown that capture the diversity that gives our community strength. He has since completed numerous mural projects around the U.S. He has run his own public art and graphic design business since 1991.

About Dr. Z

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. Check out podcasts on Bilingual Decision Making, Organ Oracles, People Behind the PhDs, Win or Learn, and About-ish.

*I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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Win or Learn 01: Steve Farley: artist-politician 2-3

Steve Farley: Arizona State Leader

Win or Learn 01: Steve Farley: artist-politician 2-3

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17:07 / 14.9mb17:07 / 33.1mb18:22 / 15.8mb18:22 / 36.5mb19:45 / 17.2mb19:45 / 38.2mb

Growing up in Southern California with parents who were school teachers, Steve Farley gravitated towards justice and photography. These dual themes have continued throughout his life as he has created murals in Tucson and served in the Arizona House and Senate. In 2018, Steve ran to become the Governor for the State of Arizona. In 2019, he turned his attention to running for Mayor of Tucson.

Steve Farley: Arizona State Leader
Steve Farley: Arizona State Leader (Mayoral Candidate Tucson 2019, Candidate for Governor 2018, State Senator and Legislator)

 

Meet Steve

Bio

Steve is a 56-year-old small-business owner who has lived in Tucson since 1995. He is father to Amelia, 24, and Genevieve, 19, and he’s engaged to Kitt Leonard, an Arizona native who works in IT at Tucson Medical Center and has five children and four grandchildren.

Steve got involved in public service because he loves Tucson and is concerned about the challenges facing our families and communities. The child of public school teachers, he is a big believer in public education. Representing Tucson in Arizona’s legislature, Steve fought to increase teacher pay and reduce class sizes. He’s focused on growing good-paying jobs, spurring economic development, improving public safety, and bringing world-class transportation choices to Arizona.

Steve is one of Arizona’s most successful leaders in pushing to improve public transportation. He was instrumental in gaining approval for the comprehensive regional transportation system (RTA), which has created thousands of jobs, made widespread improvements to our roads, buses, bikeways and sidewalks, and installed Tucson’s Modern Streetcar rail line— all in the middle of the worst recession Arizona has seen. The Streetcar alone has spurred more than a billion dollars in private construction projects within three blocks of its route, and is a big piece of the rebirth of Tucson’s downtown.  

Steve graduated from Williams College in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He has worked to protect Tucson in the Arizona Legislature for 12 years – elected by voters for three terms in the House and three in the Senate, and elected Assistant Minority Leader by Democrats in both House and Senate. He has served on the Finance, Joint Legislative Budget, and Appropriations committees where he oversaw the $10 billion state budget.

Steve worked across the aisle to expand Medicaid healthcare to 400,000 Arizonans, and successfully leveraged the power wielded by the RedforEd teachers movement to help approve more than $415 million in new funds for K-12 public education in this year. 

Steve is also a well-known artist and graphic designer who invented a new way of converting photographs to glazed ceramic tile to create Tucson’s historic Broadway Underpass murals, those black-and-white larger-than-life street photos just east of Downtown that capture the diversity that gives our community strength. He has since completed numerous mural projects around the U.S. He has run his own public art and graphic design business since 1991.

About Dr. Z

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. Check out podcasts on Bilingual Decision Making, Organ Oracles, People Behind the PhDs, Win or Learn, and About-ish.

*I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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Win or Learn 04: Edmund Marquez: Board Chair 1-3

Win or Learn 03: Edmund Marquez: largest captive insurance agency in Southern Arizona (Allstate), Boards of Directors, Cyclist

Podcasts are separated into three parts and there are two versions to choose from: M4A and MP3

1: m4a1: mp32: m4a2: mp33: m4a3: mp3
12:48 / 10.9mb12:48 / 24.9mb12:34 / 10.4mb12:34 / 24.3mb18:24 / 15.0mb18:24 / 35.5mb
Edmund Marquez, Dr. Z Podcasts
Edmund Marquez

 

Edmund Marquez owns three Allstate Insurance Agencies in Tucson, Arizona. He is the largest captive insurance agency in Southern Arizona, and one of the largest Hispanic-owned Allstate agencies in the U.S. Edmund was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona., attended Sabino High School, Pima Community College, and earned a Bachelors in Communications from the University of Arizona. He currently serves on several Boards of Directors, including the Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District, Sun Corridor Inc, is the Chairman of the Pima Community College Foundation, and is the current Chair-elect for the United Way Of Tucson/Southern Arizona.

He is also a proud member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC), and the National Leadership Council of the University of 
Arizona Foundation. Edmund was named the Businessman of the Year in 2004 by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, awarded the Breath of Life Award in 2012 by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Father of the Year by the Father’s Day Council in 2016.

Edmund has been inducted into the Sabino High School Hall of Fame, the Pi KappaAlpha Hall of Honor, and the Southern Arizona YMCA Hall of Fame. Edmund is an avid cyclist with the Jim Click Racing Team, and is a high energy emcee of numerous community events throughout the Tucson community.

About Dr. Z

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. Check out podcasts on Bilingual Decision Making, Organ Oracles, People Behind the PhDs, Win or Learn, and About-ish.

My podcasts are based on my book “6A Philosophy: A practical philosophy for living life with meaning and purpose” (coming soon).

*I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

 

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Win or Learn 03: Billy Kovacs: Entrepreneur 1-3

Win or Learn 03: Billy Kovacs: Entrepreneur, Leader, Creator

Podcasts are separated into three parts and there are two versions to choose from: M4A and MP3

1: m4a1: mp32: m4a2: mp33: m4a3: mp3
43:49 / 37.7mb43:49 / 84.9mb44:01 / 37.6mb44:01 / 85.2mb56:32 / 48.1mb56:32 / 109.3mb

Billy Kovacs serves as the District Outreach Director for Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick at U.S. House of Representatives but that that doesn’t capture his breadth of important activities as Billy has opened successful restaurants such as Prep and Pastry, served as an an Ambassador to the Tech Launch Arizona, and was a fellow for the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy

Billy Kovacs: leader, entrepreneur, creator
Billy Kovacs: leader, entrepreneur, creator

 

http://representmeaz.com/candidates/billy-kovacs/

Billy Kovacs, a small business owner, entrepreneur and community activist has long worked for positive change in southern Arizona and is committed as ever to making the second district a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Billy is not a career politician, nor does he intend to be one. Active with downtown economic and regional development, Billy is a local businessman with a broad set of leadership experience. From co-founding Prep and Pastry, a successful Tucson eatery, to acting as principal of Sandor Vineyard in Pearce, located in Cochise County, Billy understands how to work with numerous stakeholders to bring an idea and a business plan from conception to reality. When elected, Billy plans on using his skills and experiences as a job creator and small businessman to kick-start our economy and get people back to work.

Billy understands that for southern Arizona to meet its full potential it will need to grow its economy on a larger scale. As an ambassador to the Arizona Technology Council, he has worked diligently to promote Arizona’s economy as one of the fastest growing regions in the country for high tech jobs. He specifically focuses on developing new relationships with companies looking to move or do business in Arizona. As a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Billy works within the organization to attract, retain, and grow high quality and high wage jobs to enhance the quality of life for southern Arizonans. When elected, Billy will work tirelessly to champion and market southern Arizona, bring it out of the ‘urban shadow’ of Phoenix and increase its corporate presence all while retaining its unique charm and natural beauty.

The second congressional district suffers from a massive flight of young talent and has a massive problem of retaining young professionals graduating from the University of Arizona.  Billy saw this problem and because of his commitment to our community got to work on finding a solution. In 2014 Billy joined Tech Launch Arizona as an Ambassador where he coordinated with top University of Arizona stakeholders to ensure retention of graduates by connecting students, inventors, and entrepreneurs to startup and tech growth programs and resources.

Understanding that the children of southern Arizona are vital to its future success, Billy has invested significant time in mentoring high school students through the ‘Young Entrepreneur Academy’s-Student to CEO’ program presented by the Tucson Unified School District and Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Through his actions, he is making a direct impact on the lives of dozens of students and their families and fostering the growth of the next generation of business leaders.

Recently, Billy accepted a highly competitive fellowship to the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership-Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. During his fellowship, he focused on how to better apply his business skills to public service and how to strengthen his civic leadership abilities to better benefit southern Arizonans. When elected, he will take those lessons learned and continue to address the many opportunities and challenges our state and district have.

Billy is currently employed as the Operations Manager at the historic Hotel Congress. He was educated in public schools, attending Pima County Community College and the University of Arizona. He currently lives in the Sam Hughes neighborhood of Tucson.

About Dr. Z

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. Check out podcasts on Bilingual Decision Making, Organ Oracles, People Behind the PhDs, Win or Learn, and About-ish.

My podcasts are based on my book “6A Philosophy: A practical philosophy for living life with meaning and purpose” (coming soon).

*I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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