Phoenix--Goldwater Institute president and CEO, Darcy Olsen, has been named one of the Phoenix Business Journal's Forty Under 40. The prestigious award honors young leaders in the Phoenix area.
"Arizona is home to many talented young leaders across a spectrum of industries," said Darcy Olsen. "It forecasts a bright future for the Valley and to be named among them is truly an honor."
For the past eight years, the Phoenix Business Journal has saluted community, government, business, and non-profit leaders who "have achieved impressive milestones in their businesses" and "made significant contributions to the Valley's overall quality of life." Ms. Olsen was one of 40 chosen out of 200 nominees.
Ms. Olsen has headed the Goldwater Institute since 2001. Under her leadership the Goldwater Institute has designed blueprints for school choice laws, tax cuts, and expanded private property rights. Ms. Olsen recently expanded the Goldwater Institute to include a litigation center aimed at vindicating the taxpayer protections in the Arizona Constitution.
Ms. Olsen sits on the board of directors for the Arizona School Choice Trust and participates in charity runs, helping raise money for cancer research and youth programs.
Ms. Olsen and the Forty Under 40 Class of 2009 were presented with their awards on April 23. For more information visit the Forty Under 40 website.
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