Arizona PIRG Staff

Diane E. Brown
Arizona PIRG
Executive Director
(602) 252-9227

Diane E. Brown has been the Executive Director of the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG), a statewide public interest advocacy organization, since 2004. In her role, she is responsible for coordinating research, policy development, coalition and media outreach, citizen organizing, and advocacy.

Diane is a leader in coalition efforts to increase clean energy and ensure high quality, low cost health care for Arizonans. She is an active participant in the Energy Efficiency for Arizona Coalition and is on the Steering Committee for the Cover Arizona Coalition, which is comprised of over 600 community and statewide organizations working to educate and enroll Arizonans in health insurance.

She has appeared on television and radio and in newspapers across the state including the Arizona Republic and Arizona Capitol Times. Diane has testified before elected and governmental officials on topics to protect consumers and preserve democracy.  Diane's leadership helped to secure public interest victories at the Arizona Legislature on issues ranging from energy efficient appliance standards to preventing identity theft.

Diane recently received awards from the Phoenix Business Journal, the League of Women Voters of Arizona and the Arizona League of Conservation Voters.


Prior to moving to Arizona, Diane served as the Executive Director of Illinois PIRG for 15 years. Diane began working with the state PIRGs in New Jersey in 1985, where she served as a Campus Organizer and Citizen Outreach Director.

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