May 24, 2013

Margaret LaBianca, an attorney and shareholder with Polsinelli, has been elected to the Arizona Investment Council (AIC) Board of Directors. LaBianca brings to the Board extensive experience in energy, natural resources, and environmental regulatory compliance, utilization of public lands, and strategic development.

“I am honored to be elected to the Arizona Investment Council. The work of the Council has a positive impact on Arizona. I look forward to working with the board to achieve its goals and further support the development of Arizona’s energy infrastructure.”

LaBianca will serve a two year term. “We are excited to have Margaret join the board. Her commitment and knowledge in the field of energy and natural resources will bring additional strength to the Board as we work to carry out the objectives in our 2013 strategic plan” said Gary Yaquinto, President and CEO of the Arizona Investment Council.

LaBianca is the current Chair of the State Bar of Arizona Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section and past Chair of the Maricopa County Bar Association Environmental Law Section. In 2012 she was recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business and ranked by Chambers USA: American’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the category of Environmental. She received her B.A. from Simmons College, her M.A. from Columbia University, and her J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law magna cum laude.

LaBianca is a good source for reporters working on stories about:

• Energy, water and natural resources
• Land use
• Waste management

About the Arizona Investment Council

The Arizona Investment Council was originally formed in 1994 to maximize the influence of utility investors on public policies and governmental actions. In 2007 its mission was expanded to support infrastructure development. The AIC believes that the well-being of investors in Arizona’s utilities and businesses is closely linked with the capacity of Arizona’s business leaders and policymakers to plan for the future. AIC helps to ensure that Arizona has a strong and sustainable infrastructure for growth – today and tomorrow – by working with Arizona’s policymakers, regulators and business community to resolve critical infrastructure needs in the areas of energy, water, and communications.

About Polsinelli

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*Inc. Magazine, September 2012