What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Jeannie Beck 

Published: 03/20/2023
Updated: 03/23/2023

Tell us a little about yourself:

I was born in Long Island and grew up loving the eastern side of the island. My family would pick strawberries and go to the beach there. I have been a nonprofit accountant for most of my career.

What city or town do you live in?


How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?

22 years

Where are you originally from and what brought you to Arizona?

My parents retired here, so I visited and loved the region, especially the weather.

Where do you currently work and what is your job title?

Controller at Greater Phoenix Economic Council

What’s your favorite thing to do in Greater Phoenix on the weekends?

I love to go to Phoenix Mercury games, visit farmers markets and spend time with my family.

What’s your favorite local restaurant?

The Yard – I love ice cream!

What’s something that has surprised you about Arizona?

That it can get really cold in the winter.

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