Arizona Citizens for the Arts is led by CEO Patrick McWhortor, who joined the organization in 2022 with a background in nonprofit leadership, advocacy and support for the arts. Patrick spent years as an advocate for environmental, education and nonprofit causes at the Arizona State Legislature. He was the founder and President/CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits for ten years. Patrick has led several organizations in an interim capacity. And he has served on many nonprofit boards of directors. An Arizonan for more than four decades, Patrick and his wife Ronda, a public school educator, have raised three young men in Arizona and can be found every weekend at arts event, on the hiking trails and traveling in and outside of Arizona.