First let me apologize for not blogging more here about health. I have actually been planning an update on getting well from chronic conditions. My favorite topic. But I have had a LOT going on in my life. Some good. Some not so good. But my health is excellent I am happy to say. And I want to share some things I have learned and I will soon.
Today though I wanted to say how honored I am to have been asked to serve on the newly formed Arizona Commerce Authority. Basically it is an effort for public and private sectors to join together to help Arizona foster job growth here in this state. It actually replaces the States Commerce Department.
Not only that, I was asked to Chair the Entrepreneurship Sector Group. I was totally surprised 2 mornings ago when I got a call from Governor Jan Brewer and she personally asked me to do this. It was cool getting a call direct from the Governor and unlike me, I was at a loss for words. I couldn't decide whether to call her Governor or Madam Governor, so stupidly I called her Jan. Later though, I gathered my wits and called her Governor. It was also amazing that she called personally. I would have thought her assistant or someone else would call. But she said that this group is so important to her she wanted to call personally to recruit the people to head up the 4 key groups. I got to meet her today.
Needless to say I was honored. The whole group is co-chaired by Jerry Colangelo. He is very serious about making this work. As for me, I feel a bit overwhelmed with having to figure out how I can make a difference and do something worthwhile for AZ. I have lived here for 17 years now and love the state.
Here is the press release: Download 2010-9-23 ACA Board Meeting NR