Retirement Security

January 10, 2019

Welcome Dora Vasquez

AZ Alliance for Retired Americans New Executive Director Announcement


The Board of Directors of the Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans are pleased to announce the hiring of Dora Vasquez as Executive Director. With more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles both in government and the non-profit sector, Dora served an as advisor to former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano as the Director of the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions. Most recently she has worked as a non-profit consultant providing expertise in the areas of public policy, storytelling, program administration, fundraising and more.

A lifelong resident of Arizona and a native of Pinal County, Dora holds a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University and a Master of Science in Public Management from Northern Arizona University.  Throughout her career she has been a strong advocate for labor, as her family, including her father, have been miners and union members, since the early 1900’s.  Under Governor Napolitano Dora ensured that members of labor organizations were appointed to many statewide boards and commissions.

As Executive Director, Dora will work closely with alliance members, labor organizations, senior citizens, community leaders and others to advance social/economic justice and to advocate for the protection of federal programs including Medicare and Social Security. Dora replaces Tory Roberg, who is leaving the Arizona Alliance after nine years of dedicated service. Tory’s last day with the Arizona Alliance is February 14, 2019, leaving a full month to assist in the transition for the new Executive Director.

The Executive Director will continue to be reached at

Organization Information:

The Alliance for Retired Americans is a national membership-based organization of union retirees and other seniors with more than 4.4 million members. The Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans represents 44,000 members in Arizona. Our mission is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, person and family fulfillment and security. The Alliance believed that all older and retired persons have a responsibility to strive to create a society that incorporates these goals and rights and that retirement provides them with opportunities to pursue new and expanded activities with their unions, civic organizations and their communities.

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