Joe Barba

Director of Government Relations, Thrive Services Group

Joe directly oversees efforts related to public policy at the local, state, and federal levels that address critical socioeconomic issues in Arizona. Joe brings comprehensive knowledge and understanding essential to navigating the political sphere, building coalitions, and shepherding legislation through the process. He’s worked directly with the legislative body and the governor’s office to bring awareness to important issues addressing adult education and identifying workforce gaps to help strengthen Arizona’s economic growth. Joe is a Valley Leadership Alumni and serves on the Arizona Chamber and Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona Board of Directors. He enjoys volunteering with local nonprofits that empower youth through mentorship and personal development.