Gary Yaquinto was named President of Arizona Investment Council in December 2006. Prior to joining AIC, Mr. Yaquinto served on Gov. Janet Napolitano’s cabinet as Director, Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting. He was responsible for preparing the executive budget. Before that, Mr. Yaquinto was Chief Economist for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
Between 1984 and 1997, Mr. Yaquinto served on the staff of the Arizona Corporation Commission where he was Director, Utilities Division for eight years. Mr. Yaquinto also served as Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs with a telecommunications company and has worked as an independent consultant in the areas of utility regulation, economic and demographic forecasting, and public affairs. He also served as Chief Economist with the Arizona House of Representatives from 1977 to 1980.
Mr. Yaquinto received a B.S. and M.S. in Economics from Arizona State University, and an M.B.A from the University of Phoenix.