Valerie has served as Special Assistant to the County Manager since 2016. In that role, she has worked tirelessly on key initiatives and priorities of the Board of Supervisors. With each project, she has demonstrated great leadership, focus, and commitment to the residents we serve and the mission of Maricopa County.
Valerie is a proven leader who gets results. In the U.S. Marine Corps, she rose to the rank of Captain. In the private sector, she held management positions at the Ford Motor Company and General Electric. In her time at Maricopa County, she has been deeply involved in making government work better for residents, including as Customer Service Manager for the Planning & Development Department, Interim Director for Animal Care & Control, and Director of the Ombudsman Program.
Valerie is an Arizona native who holds an undergraduate degree in Business and a Masters of Education from Northern Arizona University.