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About ArizonaFIRST

About ArizonaFIRST


ArizonaFIRST is one of more than twenty nationwide financial sector coalitions formed after 9/11 with a focus on protecting critical operations and addressing resilience through collaboration within the financial organizations and public sector partners. 

Through quarterly meetings and information sharing coalition members have the opportunity to share information, build relationships with public sector partners and other financial sector members. RPCfirst is a regional partnership council who fosters collaboration among the regional partnerships that have formed across the United States to focus on homeland security and emergency management issues with the public sector.  Find out more information about the Regional Partnership Council at  www.rpcfirst.org .  


Enhance the ability of member institutions to respond and recover from incidents affecting the financial sector by fostering partnerships and collaboration between public sector agencies.


Our Goal is to increase awareness, provide structure, and communication to improve emergency preparedness and disaster recovery to the Arizona financial sector. Build relationships with city, county, state and federal agencies including Arizona Division of Emergency Management, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FEMA, the United States Treasury Department, Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Department of Homeland Security. Increase awareness and importance of the financial sector, and ensure appropriate participation in the State of Arizona Emergency Operations Center in the event of a crisis that affects Arizona’s financial community.

 Member Meetings

ArizonaFIRST meets quarterly to foster collaborative relationships between member financial organization and our public sector partners.  Our meetings are designed to provide a valuable forum for member organizations to share knowledge, experience, information and lessons learned with industry peers willing to network and discuss for the benefit of their organization as well as ArizonaFIRST.


Meeting Schedule & Location

2017 Meetings are from 8:30 to 10:00 at Arizona Bank & Trust 2nd floor Community Room at 2036 E Camelback Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85016.  A light breakfast is provided


February 16, 2017


May 18, 2017


August 16, 2017 (Public/Private Sector Workshop 8 to 1)  Inquire regarding information.  RSVP required


October 19,2017


Board of Directors

Annually ArizonaFIRST members elect a Board of Directors to manage the coalition.  All members are invited to participate in the Board if desired.

2017 Board of Directors

Jan Williams, Mutual of Omaha Bank, President

Sara Viscum, Charles Schwab Bank, Vice President

Mathew Papworth, Vanguard, Secretary

Marie Miller, Arizona Bank & Trust, Treasurer

Robin Hitt, Zions Bancorp, Board Member at Large



ArizonaFIRST Membership

ArizonaFIRST welcomes all financial sector organizations as members.   Membership is a flat fee of $100 per year and includes up to 8 members from the same financial organization. 

To join the ArizonaFIRST Coalition, please use the contact form on the Contact Us page or submit an e-mail to president@arizonafirst.org.

The ArizonaFIRST Flier 2017. flier is an information handout that can be viewed or distributed to others in the financial sector.