Biographies

Mr. Sal Rivera, President
Appointed: September 2009

Mr. Sal Rivera, DirectorSal Rivera is a partner and shareholder of Rivera Law Group P.C., an AV rated full service litigation and government relations firm. An experienced and effective attorney, Mr. Rivera practices in the areas of government relations and tort and commercial litigation. He also has significant experience in employment, land use and lender liability litigation. While regularly representing Fortune 500 companies, he also represents individuals and smaller companies in working with government officials at all levels and resolving critical disputes.

Mr. Rivera is active with Arizona political, legal, community and charitable organizations and has served as an effective leader with a number of them. He has been appointed by Governor Napolitano and Mayor Gordon to chair and serve on key committees and commissions. In 2008, Mr. Rivera was appointed by Governor Napolitano to serve as the founding president/CEO of the Arizona Economic Resource Organization (AERO), a new economic development organization created and chaired by Governor Napolitano. Key accomplishments during his tenure with AERO include the development and implementation of comprehensive solar and capital formation strategies.

A Phoenix native, Mr. Rivera earned his undergraduate degree in history and political science from Arizona State University and his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.