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2024 Guide To The Ballot

Thursday, October 17th @ 4:30 PM at the Phoenix Country Club

Join AzBA, RMA & TMA for a Guide to the 2024 Ballot

Panel Discussion with Catherine Alonzo & Chuck Coughlin

Moderator: Paul Hickman, Arizona Bankers Association CEO & President

  Catherine Alonzo

Catherine Alonzo is the CEO and founding partner of Javelina, a company that brings brand experience to life for non-profits, businesses, campaigns and individuals. Having played a pivotal role in growing Javelina into a leading branding and marketing firm, Catherine specializes in effective messaging, brand development and personal and business strategic planning.

With a background in political campaigns, Catherine specializes in creative approaches to build brands that move the target audience. She was a part of the teams that elected Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell, as well as pass numerous local and school initiatives.

In October, 2016 Catherine was recognized as the prestigious Athena award winner in the Young Professional category by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce for her outstanding professional and community leadership.

  Chuck Coughlin

Chuck Coughlin is CEO and President of HighGround, Inc. He founded the Company 27 years ago as a political consulting firm specializing in campaign management.  Today, the firm has a full palate of public affairs professionals from lobbying, communications, public opinion polling, digital media, and campaign management. In recent years the firm was named: “2023 Best Polling Firm” by Arizona Capitol Times, “2022 Public Affairs Firm of the Year” by Campaigns and Elections, “2022 Best Lobbying Firm” and “2022 Best Public Relations Firm” by Arizona Capitol Times. 

Coughlin is a five-time winner of Arizona’s “Best Political Operative” awarded by the Arizona Capitol Times. Additionally, he has earned the Arizona Capitol Times title of “Leader of the Year” twice. He served as Governor Brewer’s transition Chairman for her 2009 Transition team and was the campaign manager for Governor Symington’s 1994 re-election campaign which overcame a post Labor Day double-digit deficit to win re-election. Under his leadership, HighGround has won over 50 awards from Campaigns and Elections and the American Association of Political Consultants.

  Paul Hickman

Paul Hickman has served as the President & CEO for AzBA since 2010. Prior to leading the team he worked as the State Director, Chief of Staff & Policy Director for Senator John McCain. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.


Individual Member $125

Non Member $175

Table Sponsorship*: $500 (up to 5 attendees)

*includes logo recognition in future marketing & in digital signage during event


October 17, 2024 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Phoenix Country Club 

2901 N 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85014-5402


Thank you to our current sponsors!