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Arizona Originals is the podcast focused on Arizona’s leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs from every walk of life.  The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry created this podcast to allow them to tell their own stories in an effort to inspire, teach, and give practical advice to the listener.

Ultimately, we will all learn more about our State and the people who have helped make it a better place to live and to work.

 


azchamber-logoUniting Business. Advancing Arizona. The tagline of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry expresses our organizational goal to serve as the collective voice for Arizona business at the state legislature. The Arizona Chamber exists to represent the interests of commerce and industry in a way that enhances our state economy.

 

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is committed to advancing Arizona’s competitive position in the global economy by advocating free-market policies that stimulate economic growth and prosperity for all Arizonans.


Your host for Arizona Originals is Jason Isaak.    A Tucson native, Jason has worked for the public affairs firm Policy Development Group since 1998 and represents clients at all levels of government – local, state, and federal.  Prior to joining PDG, he served as legislative director for Congressman Jim Kolbe and spent nearly eight years in his Washington, DC office.

Jason graduated from Baylor University and holds a diploma for the completion of the US Naval War College’s College of Naval Command and Staff program.

Jason has served on the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments Nominating Committee and the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council.  He currently serves on the board of directors for Career Connectors – a non-profit charged with assisting people in career transition to find employment, networking opportunities, education workshops, quality resources and job leads.  He also serves on the board of directors for the Arizona Production Association – a non-profit trade association of Arizona production professionals with the mission of promoting, encouraging and advancing the growth of the film, theatre and television industries within the State of Arizona.

Jason served as an Honorary Commander for Luke Air Force Base from 2008-2010, and then helped establish the Blue Blazer Squadron, part of Fighter Country Partnership, where he served as the Vice-Chairman from 2013-2016.  The Blue Blazer Squadron is a group of former-honorary commanders who support the mission of Fighter Country Partnership – supporting the men, women, families and mission of Luke Air Force Base.  He remains an active participant with the BBS.

Jason resides in Phoenix with his wife, son, and three stepsons.