Interim Director of the Arizona Department of Administration
Elizabeth Thorson was appointed Interim Director of the Arizona Department of Administration in February 2019. Thorson had previously been appointed to Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Administration in May of 2018. Thorson oversees the direction of policy and operations of the General Accounting Office, Human Resources, State Procurement Office, and Benefits Services divisions. Prior to her appointment, Elizabeth served as the Director of the Human Resources Division for the Arizona Department of Administration and Chief Human Resources Officer for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
Elizabeth earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Psychology and emphasis in Organizational Behavior from Arizona State University. In addition, she is a 2017 Flinn Brown Civic Leadership Academy Fellow. Elizabeth Thorson and her husband live in Peoria with their two daughters.