Board of Directors
C. Mary Okoye
Government Relations Consultant, Scutari & Cieslak
Mary graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law and was subsequently admitted to the state bar of Arizona. She also attended the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C., her third year of law school, while interning with the office of Senator Dennis DeConcini. During her career as an attorney she has worked in private practice, served as a Tucson City Court Magistrate, and was Pima County Public Fiduciary prior to accepting her position with the City of Tucson as Director of Intergovernmental Relations. As the head lobbyist, she coalesced and led a teams of public, private, and community leaders in the successful pursuit of hundreds of millions of dollars of federal and state funding opportunities for downtown efforts which included the Modern Street Car project. She has recently served as a project specialist for the TUSD School Master Plan effort and is familiar with the internal and external district matters. Ms. Okoye has facilitated Town Halls, Public Meeting, and numerous focus groups on behalf of the district. As Director of Intergovernmental Relations for the City of Tucson, C Mary Okoye was responsible for developing, representing and advocating the interests of the City of Tucson by fostering and maintaining the City’s relationships with other governmental entities on the local, state, and federal levels. She is well versed in strategically positioning her clients to develop and take advantage of state and federal funding initiatives and opportunities.