Elizabeth Alvarado-Thorson

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Cabinet Executive Officer & Executive Deputy Director


Elizabeth Alvarado-Thorson serves as Cabinet Executive Officer and Executive Deputy Director for the Arizona Department of Administration. Prior to this role, she served as Deputy Director for the agency since 2018 and also served as the Assistant Director for Human Resources, overseeing the state’s personnel system of more than 32,000 employees. A proud Arizona native, she has more than 30 years of private and public sector experience in strategic and operational leadership. Elizabeth holds a degree in Political Science from ASU and is a 2017 Flinn Brown Civic Leadership Academy Fellow.