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AEA Introduces New Executive Director

Phoenix, AZ – May 1, 2014 – The Arizona Education Association (AEA) is pleased to welcome our new Executive Director, Mark J. Simons on May 1, 2014.


Mr. Simons joins AEA from the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) where he served as the Deputy Executive Director. The AEA Board of Directors unanimously voted to hire Mr. Simons on March 8, 2014.

Mr. Simons has a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and brings over two decades of experience in management and organizing to the executive director position. AEA President Andrew F. Morrill said, “We welcome Mark to Arizona and to the Arizona Education Association with enthusiasm and confidence that we will continue to advance our mission on behalf of Arizona’s educators and students.”

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