Proposition 208, The Invest In Education Act,
    What It Really Means For Arizona
    An important presentation hosted by ABEC with prominent economic and accounting industry representatives who address the impacts of the Invest In Education Act on Arizona businesses, taxpayers and community at large.  We hope you find this information helpful.  Please feel free to share as you may wish and for those of you who attended, please accept our thanks for tuning in!
    View the full recording of the discussion (60 minutes) here. 
    Welcome with Mr. Dick Foreman at the beginning of the recording. 
    Introduction of Moderator, Ms. Joanna Allhands at 1:20 with moderator's opening remarks at 2:16. 
    Introduction of Panelists at 3:06. 
    Mr. Travis Schneckloth's remarks begin at 4:08.
    Ms. Susan Kennedy's presentation begins at 16:22.
    Dr George Hammond's remarks begin at 36:57
    Q&A begins at 55:18.
    Dr. Roger Freeman's (Superintendent, Littleton Elementary School District) remarks on Efficacy and Accountability of Expenditures at 59:58
    Resources referenced by Dr. Hammond: 
    • JLBC's Monthly Fiscal Highlights available on the State Legislature website (azleg.gov) here.
    • UoA Business and Economic Research Center's Arizona Economy online magazine is available on their website azeconomy.org here.
    • Map Dashboard is available on another of the Center's webites at mapazdashboard.arizona.edu here. 
  • Dr. George Hammond, Ph.D., Research Professor, Director of Economic and Business Research Center, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona
    From his bio:  “…Hammond has designed, built and used economic models to produce more than 100 forecasts for state and local economies and completed more than 50 regional economic studies on topics including economic and workforce development, energy forecasting and the impact of higher education on human capital accumulation.”   His bio here.

  • Susan Kennedy, Principal and Owner, Kennedy Consulting LLC
    From her bio: “…is a government relations and policy consultant, with over 20 years of direct legislative experience, and a demonstrated history of working in the economic development, tax policy and compliance, business and education fields.”    Her bio here. 




  • Travis Schneckloth, CPA, Manager, Audits/Tax, Fester and Chapman, PLLC, Phoenix, AZ
    From his bio: “Mr. Schneckloth gained experience at national, regional and local CPA firms working with companies of various sizes and industries.  Mr. Schneckloth has over 20 years of experience serving nonprofit and governmental clients.”   His bio here.  

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