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Flinn Foundation adds Chris Camacho and Adam Goodman to board of directors

Pictured above Chris Camacho, left, and Adam Goodman, right, who have been appointed to the Flinn Foundation Board of Directors. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress)
Flinn Foundation taps Phoenix business leaders to bolster executive ranks
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Chris Camacho and Adam Goodman — the heads of Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Goodmans, respectively — have been elected to the Flinn Foundation Board of Directors.

Mr. Camacho, an advocate for the biosciences, other innovation industries, and the arts has served as president and CEO of the economic development organization for nearly a decade, according to a press release.

Mr. Goodman represents the third generation to lead the Goodman’s family business, a furniture and office design company. Mr. Goodman, an ardent supporter of the arts, journalism, and health care, is also a Flinn-Brown Fellow, participating in 2023 in the cornerstone program of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation, the release states.

“Both Chris and Adam are dynamic, innovative leaders whose energy and expertise in economic development and business will be strong additions to the Flinn board of directors,” said Tammy McLeod, Ph.D., Flinn Foundation president and CEO. “The knowledge and connections both bring will be helpful for the board as it strives to make the greatest impact throughout Arizona in our core areas of bioscience, education, arts and culture, and civic leadership.”

Mr. Camacho and Mr. Goodman join a Flinn board responsible for allocating funding for the foundation’s grants and programs while setting its strategic direction through board members’ expertise in medicine, finance, business, research, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Flinn Foundation taps Phoenix business leaders to bolster executive ranks

The Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation is a nonprofit, private philanthropic grantmaking organization started in 1965 with a mission to improve the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.

Since its inception, the foundation has placed emphasis on medical research and for more than two decades has overseen the state’s long-range strategic plan to advance the biosciences—Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap.

Dr. Eric Reiman, who joined the Flinn board in 1999 and was elected chair in 2023, said Camacho and Goodman will enhance the board’s capacity in many areas important to Flinn.

“Chris understands as well as anyone our economy, the importance of health care and bioscience innovation, and the difference that the right strategic investments can make to our state. Adam leverages his business leadership on behalf of the community, personifying civic leadership and serving as an example for up-and-coming and established business owners,” Reiman said. “We’re excited about the chance to benefit from their extraordinary experience, skills, and shared commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Arizona.”

The first meeting for Mr. Camacho and Mr. Goodman as members of the Flinn Foundation board of directors will be in March.

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