The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is the largest in the country and is one of the most impactful economic engines in the Valley. Our region’s economic success depends on increasing Arizona’s educational excellence, and MCCCD plays a vital role in building that future for our students and our business communities.

My experience as the CEO of a large nonprofit focused on job training and education, as a leader on the Maricopa County Workforce Development Board, and as a past member of the Madison School District Governing Board makes me uniquely qualified to serve on the MCCCD Governing Board.

I am running for the Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board because I have the vision, the know-how, and the heart to build relationships that assure trust and transparency, to seek solutions to challenges, and to ensure this grand public institution is on track to be the best in the country.

As a Governing Board Member, I will work tirelessly for all students and all taxpayers. Affordable community college that prepares people for today’s competitive job market is critical to a thriving local economy. We all win with a strong and smart community college system.

Join me in ensuring MCCCD moves forward. I welcome your support.

- Marie Sullivan





Marie Sullivan has been involved in economic and workforce development, education, and women and family issues for over 40 years.  She is the Principal and Owner of Marie Sullivan LLC, focused on Advancing Possibilities of businesses, nonprofits, and government entities to achieve their strategic, innovative and impactful goals. Previously Marie served for 20 years as the President and CEO of Arizona Women’s Education and Employment, Inc., (AWEE), a non-profit organization dedicated to changing people’s lives through the dignity of work. She has worked in public policy development and advocacy in the social service and faith-based sectors.  Overtime she has served on over 25 education, social service and faith-based boards.

Marie currently serves as a member of the AZ Center for Economic Progress Board, the Phoenix Charter 100 Board, and Arizona Town Hall, Marie most recently served as a leader of the Maricopa County Workforce Development Board and Executive Committee, as a member of the Phoenix College President’s Advisory Council, the AZTechForce Foundation Task Force, and the West Valley Community Bank Advisory Board for Small Business Development. Marie has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Business in Arizona and received the Jeanne Lind Herberger Award given to a woman committed to advancing the condition of women and girls through service and philanthropy. Marie has been awarded the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious ATHENA Award, given to a woman acknowledged for her excellence in business, her community service and involvement, and her professional mentorship of women. She was named Public Service Leader of the Year, Tribute to Women Award, by the YWCA, was named Goodman’s Good Guy Award winner as the outstanding nonprofit business leader in the Metropolitan Phoenix area, and is a Valley Leadership alumna.

For eight years Marie served as a publicly elected member of the Madison Elementary School District Governing Board, where she served both as President and Clerk of the Board and represented her congressional district to the National School Board Association’s Federal Relations Network. She is an alumna of Leadership America where she participated with a select group of women from throughout the United States to discuss and provide leadership on issues affecting the American landscape. Marie is married and the mother of two young adults.


Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board - District 3 includes majority of Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Anthem, Desert Hills, and Anthem. It is over 450 square miles stretching as far as 43rd Ave to Scottsdale Rd and McDowell Rd all the way up to the northern border of Maricopa County.

To view an interactive map provided by the Maricopa County Recorder please click, HERE.