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Meet The AzBA Team

The AzBA team advocates on behalf of community banks in Arizona and provides a unified voice for the industry across the state. The team works tirelessly to keep the industry connected, informed and supported.


Paul has served as the President & CEO for AzBA since 2010. Prior to leading the team he worked as the State Director, Chief of Staff & Policy Director for Senator John McCain. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.


Steven is our Director of Government Relations and joined AzBA in 2015. Prior to joining the team he worked as a Policy Advisor for Business Regulatory Affairs & Local Government in the Arizona Governor's office.


Kerensa is our Chief Operating Officer and joined AzBA in 2018. Prior to joining the team she spent 20 years leading University Housing Operations at Arizona State University, Central Arizona College & Southern Methodist University.


Michal is our Executive Administrator and joined AzBA in 2022. Before joining the team, he worked in hospitality management, mainly in his home country of the Czech Republic.  Prior to his arrival in Phoenix, Michal worked as an Administrative Assistant in New York City.

William Ridenour

General Council, Fennemore Craig