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 (2022)


Jim Watson, Ph.D.

Associate Director

Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona

Term of service: 2022

Immediate Past President

Daniel Garcia, M.A., RPA

Senior Cultural Resource Management Specialist

Salt River Project

Term of service: 2022

President Elect

Matt Guebard

Integrated Resource Manager / Archaeologist

National Park Service, Southern Arizona Office

Term of service: 2022

Treasurer (Stepped Down)

Ted Roberts, M.A., RPA

Business Development Lead

SWCA Environmental Consultants

Term of service: 2022-2022

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.


Caroline Klebacha, M.A.

Archaeological Compliance Specialist

State Historic Preservation Office

Term of service: 2021-2022

Editor of the Journal of Arizona Archaeology

Mark Chenault

Principal Investigator

Westland Resources

Term of service: 2022-2023


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 & Acting Treasurer

Shannon Plummer, M.A., RPA

Arizona Antiquities Act Administrator

Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona

Term of service: 2021-2022 (Member-at-Large)

Term of service: 2022-2023 (Acting Treasurer)

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


Bruce G. Phillips, M.S.

President / Owner

BGP Consulting LLC.

Term of service: 2022-2023

Fun Fact: I grew up on Saipan in the west Pacific and also lived in Hawai‘i. Having studied Oceania prehistory, I am currently analyzing pollen from taro fields beneath urban Waikiki.


Alycia Hayes, M.A.

Archaeologist / Program Manager of Resource Stewardship

Casa Grande Ruins National Monumnet

Term of service: 2022-2023

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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