Advisory Board

Chairman of the Morrison Institute Advisory Board

Betsey Bayless

Chairman of the Morrison Institute Advisory Board, Betsey Bayless was appointed President Emeritus of the Maricopa Integrated Health System in 2013 after serving eight years as the state’s only public hospital system’s President and CEO. A Republican, she was Arizona Secretary of State from 1997 to 2002, appointed to fill the unexpired term of Jane Dee Hull and elected to a full term in 1998. For eight years she was a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, including two terms as chairwoman. She was director of the Arizona Department of Administration, acting director of the Arizona Department of Revenue, and assistant director of the Arizona Board of Regents. She is a member of the Greater Phoenix Leadership and numerous boards of directors including for TGen, Campaign Finance Institute, Fresh Start, the University of Arizona Foundation, and Arizona State University West Advisory Board. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish from UA, a master’s degree in public administration from ASU, and an honorary doctorate degree of humane letters from UA.

Morrison Institute Advisory Board Members

Board Member
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Arizona Legislature - District 28

K-Vaughn Consulting, LLC


Founder and CEO Shan Strategies

Managing Partner
Goode Wright Gentles

Vice President of Administrations
Chicanos Por La Causa Inc.

Executive Vice President, Public Policy & General Counsel
Arizona Public Service Company and Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

Vice President of Education Outreach Partnerships
Arizona State University

Vice President
Salt River Project

Director of State & Local Fiscal Health
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Dean of the College of Public Service & Community Solutions
Arizona State University

Assistant Vice President of Tribal Relations
Arizona State University

Morrison Institute for Public Policy

Director of Policy
Metropolitan Policy Program
The Brookings Institution

Senior Partner
Gray Associates, Inc.

President & CEO
Vitalyst Health Foundation

Columnist at The Arizona Republic

Arizona House - District 3

City of Phoenix

Managing Partner
CoNecs North America