IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR, Karrin Kunasek-Taylor
Executive Vice President & Chief Entitlements Officer, DMB Associates, Inc.
As the Executive Vice President and Chief Entitlements Officer, Karrin Kunasek Taylor is responsible for ongoing land use entitlement matters for DMB communities. She serves as a member of the company’s Executive Management Team responsible for the strategic direction, growth and operation of the company.
Prior to joining DMB, Ms. Taylor was a principal with the law firm of Biskind, Hunt & Taylor, P.L.C., where she practiced in the areas of land use, development and zoning law.
Ms. Taylor holds a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University. She also received her Juris Doctorate from ASU’s College of Law. Ms. Taylor is admitted to practice in Arizona and before the U.S. District Court for Arizona.
Ms. Taylor’s professional affiliations include the State Bar of Arizona and the Maricopa County Bar Association. She’s been appointed by the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives to serve as the business community’s representative on the Transportation Policy Committee of the Maricopa Association of Governments; and she also serves as the Governor’s appointee on the Arizona State Land Department’s Conservation Advisory Committee.
Her commitment to the local community includes and has included service on the Board of Directors for Valley Partnership, the Board of Directors for Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Maricopa County Trails Foundation, the Phoenix Suns Charities Board and Great Hearts Preparatory Academies Board. She is also an Advisory Board Member of the Arizona Aerospace Institute, dedicated to retaining and growing the aerospace industry in Arizona and a member of Charter 100 and Arizona Town Hall.
Nationally, Ms. Taylor serves as President of the Foundation for Environmental and Economic Progress (FEEP), which represents major landowners and stakeholders across the country in the advancement of balanced federal environmental law and policy on endangered species acts and wetlands issues. She is also a member of the Corporate Leadership Advisory Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Advisory Board of the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series.
In 2005, Ms. Taylor was asked to serve as the Honorary Wing Commander of Luke Air Force Base, and the USAF Air Education Training Command Commander’s Group. Since 2006, she has served on the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff’s Civic Leaders Group in Washington, D.C.