Current Officers

The Arizona Archaeological Council is managed by a board of directors. Composed of eleven people, the offices are the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, Information Officer, the Editor of the Journal of Arizona Archaeology, and four (4) Members-at-Large. The Immediate-past-president and the Editor are non-voting members of the Board of Directors.

Board-of-Directors (2021)

President

Daniel Garcia, M.A., RPA

Senior Cultural Resource Management Specialist

Salt River Project

Term of service: 2021

Immediate Past President

Christopher Rayle, M.A., RPA

Project Manager / Principal Investigator

North Wind Resource Consulting

Term of service: 2021

President-Elect

Jim Watson, Ph.D.

Associate Director

Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona

Term of service: 2021

Treasurer

Ryan Arp, M.A.

Senior Project Manager

Terracon Consultants

Term of service: 2020-2021

Fun Fact: I am a triplet with a brother and a sister, and my parents (who are both twins) also had twins ten years after us triplets.

Information Officer

Andrew Vorsanger, M.A.

Cultural Resources Team Lead - Phoenix

SWCA Environmental Consultants

Term of service: 2021-2022

Fun Fact: I used to work as a cheese monger in a French restaurant in New York City.

Secretary

Caroline Klebacha, M.A.

Project Director

PaleoWest Archaeology

Term of service: 2021-2022 

Editor of the Journal of Arizona Archaeology

Douglas R. Mitchell, M.A., RPA

Research Associate

Pueblo Grande Museum

Term of service: 2019-2021 


Member-at-Large

Will Russell, Ph.D

Major Projects Manager

Arizona Department of Transportation, Cultural Resources Program

Term of service: 2020-2021

Fun Fact: If I ever find myself wearing a trilby, I'll kick my own ass.

Member-at-Large

Jay Franklin, Ph.D

Director of Cultural Resources

EcoPlan Associates, Tucson Office

Term of service: 2020-2021

Fun Fact: I am 3% Neanderthal.


Member-at-Large

David Zimmerman, M.A.

Project Manager

North Wind Resource Consulting

Term of service: 2021-2022

Fun Fact: Enjoys kayaking, hiking, and traveling. Has three cats, but longs for dogs.

Member-at-Large

Shannon Plummer, M.A., RPA

Arizona Antiquities Act Administrator

Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona

Term of service: 2021-2022

Fun Fact: I can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order in less than 30 seconds.










Elections are held for open offices in the fall. The offices of President Elect, President, and Immediate Past President are held for one year. All other offices are held for two years, with two Members-at-Large elected each year to facilitate continuity. The duties and responsibilities of the AAC Board members can be found here: AAC OFFICERS DUTIES

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