Councilmember Anna Thomasson
Anna Thomasson is a successful business leader with 35 years’ experience in corporate finance and human resources. Most of her career was as a principal with global consultancy and pension actuarial firm, Towers Perrin/Towers Watson serving Fortune 500 companies.
She brings her award-winning professional expertise in organizational communication, education, and engagement to the Town. She is a militant fiscal conservative who is passionate about keeping the tranquil, residential environment that attracts so many to Paradise Valley.
During her service to the Town, Ms. Thomasson has served as liaison to the Historical Advisory Committee where she helped author the Town’s 60th Anniversary Commorative magazine, chair of the ACOPS committee for public safety, and most recently as unanimously elected Vice Mayor and liaison to the Planning Commission. She is known as a very engaged councilmember attending many community meetings and walking the Town with one of her German shepherds.
She currently serves as a public member of the Arizona Supreme Court Judicial Council and recently finished serving seven years as a public member of the Arizona State Bar Board of Governors including vice-chair of the Finance Committee. She is an Executive in Residence at the ASU WP Carey School of Business where she is a guest lecturer on leadership and mentor to MBA students as well as an advisor to numerous Honors College Founders Lab entrepreneurial teams. She is also an active volunteer at the Franciscan Renewal Center.
Anna received her BA from the University of Oregon and her MBA with a concentration in finance, from the University of Wisconsin (Whitewater). Since moving to the Town in 1994, Anna and her husband Gary enjoy all things Arizona and are very proud of their volunteer work together raising German shepherd guide dogs for the blind.