Anni Foster to become new deputy general counsel of governor's office

The governor's office has named Anni Foster the new deputy general counsel and Kathryn Hackett King is leaving the office.

Foster is currently the chief of staff and general counsel at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, where she manages litigation against the department, supervises the department's Equal Employment Opportunity Office and reviews policies, according to a press release. 

She received her bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Mary Baldwin College and earned her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law.

“I’m very excited for Anni to join our team as Deputy General Counsel,” Gov. Doug Ducey said in the release. “Anni’s vast experience in government has provided her with a unique perspective of Arizona’s legal and judicial system that will benefit constituents immensely.”

Hackett King will be leaving her position as deputy general counsel to join BurnsBarton LLP, a private-sector law firm that specializes in employment law. She had served as deputy general counsel since January 2015.

“Kate has been an invaluable part of our team,” Ducey said. “She served our team and the state tremendously over the past few years. We thank Kate for her contributions to Arizona’s judicial system and wish her the best in pursuing this exciting new opportunity.”

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