OUR APPROACH IS SIMPLE:
Take A Principled, Aggressive Stand In Support Of Our Issues And Policies. Unlike Other Organizations In Arizona, The Free Enterprise Club Is Not Afraid To Stand Up To Powerful Politicians And Special Interest Groups That Want To Maintain The Status Quo.
THE CLUB’S POLICY GOALS
- Reduce The Income And Property Tax Burden In Arizona
- Oppose All Subsidies And Special Interest Carve-Outs In Our Tax Code
- Support Regulatory Reform And Eliminate Burdensome Regulations
- Promote Fiscal Discipline, Limited Government And A Balanced Budget
- Support Consumer Choice And Freedom In Our Education And Health Care Systems
- Reduce The Influence Of Public Sector Unions In The Political Process And Support Employee Rights
ABOUT THE STAFF
President & Executive Director
Scot Mussi is President of The Arizona Free Enterprise Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting economic prosperity and a strong and vibrant Arizona economy. As President of the Free Enterprise Club, Scot has fought for several policy victories on behalf of taxpayers and families, including substantial income and property tax cuts, regulatory reform, the expansion of school choice and protecting our free speech rights.
Prior to joining the Club in 2013, Scot worked for the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona and Founded Reliant Consulting, a political consulting firm based in Arizona.
Scot is an Arizona Native and graduated from Arizona State University in 2004. He currently lives in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife Kirsten and three children.
Aimee Yentes is a native-born Arizonan who grew up in Tempe and Gilbert, Arizona. She is a Graduate of Arizona State University, W.P Carey School of Business with a degree in Business Communications.
She has enjoyed working in a variety of professional capacities and environments including private small business, in government, and in the non-profit sector. In all her positions she has enjoyed helping improve people’s lives.
Aimee has worked for The Arizona Free Enterprise Club since 2015 where she gets to help craft and promote good public policy at the state level.
She was also elected to serve on the Town Council for the town of Gilbert between 2018-2022.
Aimee lives with her husband Justin, 12-year-old step daughter Kloe, 2 year old daughter Ivy and 11M old daughter Hazel and their goldendoodle Bo in Gilbert.
Darla Gonzalez is the Grassroots Director for The Arizona Free Enterprise Club. Darla has worked in Grassroots for the last 25 years. This experience includes the political arena (both profit and non-profit) in Oregon and Arizona. Prior to working full-time in the Grassroots political arena, Darla worked as a Director of Administration for a large church in Phoenix. Darla is passionate about the U.S. Constitution and teaches people how they can participate in holding the government accountable, keeping Arizona Conservative and Free, removing barriers to their individual prosperity.
Darla, her husband and family moved to Chandler 18 years ago from Oregon. She holds a BA in Business Administration from Ottawa University. Darla is highly involved with community outreach with various ministries in the valley. She teaches U.S. Constitution and Genealogy, loves history, spending time with family and friends and authentic conversations.
To Join The Club and be a part of our Grassroots Network, email Darla at Grassroots@Azfree.Org
LouAnn Sedgwick is the Development Director for The Arizona Free Enterprise Club. LouAnn has worked as a Grassroots organizer for the last 30 years. Her experience encompasses a variety of arenas from political to various community-based groups such as the FIRE Corp, school site councils and leadership teams, softball boards, various school groups like VEX and FIRST Robotics, Girl Scouts and junior shooting programs.
LouAnn is a precinct committeeman (PC) in LD13 as well as the 3rd chair for LD13, Treasurer for the Chandler Republican Women and Secretary for the Chandler Girls Softball league.
LouAnn and her husband, Scott, have lived in Arizona for 17 years and have 3 daughters. She enjoys hiking, paddle boarding and keep her firearms skills up to date, when she is not advocating for justice, freedom and her community. She is proud that she will be able to tell her future grandchildren she did everything she could to save our state and country and promote freedom for their future.
Deputy Director of Policy
Greg Blackie is originally from Tennessee and moved to Arizona in 2016 to attend Arizona State University. He graduated from ASU in 2019 summa cum laude with a B.S in Political Science. During his last semester, Greg was a full-time policy intern at the Arizona House of Representatives for the Republican caucus.
Before joining the Club, Greg worked with small businesses in Scottsdale and northern Phoenix for the UPS Small Package SMB unit, followed by full time political tracking with America Rising where he covered many Arizona campaigns during the 2020 election cycle.
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