Jamie Kelly, Arrowhead RW
Linda Rizzo, Lincoln RW
Arlene Goldblatt, 2nd Vice President - Membership
Arlene Goldblatt moved to Arizona in 2003 and is totally dedicated to Republican principles and politics. She currently is a PC in LD21 and a State Committeewoman. She also volunteers at the West Valley Republican office. She has served as past President and for 2 terms as 2nd VP for Arrowhead Republican Women. She is currently serving another term as 2nd VP for Arrowhead Republican Women. Arlene was elected to 2nd VP for the Arizona Federation of Republican Women for the 2020-2021 term.
Arlene has been involved in the real estate industry for 40 years with her husband. Arlene spent several years as a Barbie doll makeover artist and was featured in a Doll Makeover publication of noted international doll artists around the world. For the past 10 years, she has had her own business fabricating knitwear, Arlene’s Boutique. Arlene is a Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Series graduate. Arlene resides in Peoria with her husband Neal of 48 years and has 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
Robyn Cushman, 3rd Vice President - Ways & Means
Robyn Cushman has been involved in leadership and mentoring women across the valley for more than 10 years. She has previously served as 3rd Vice President of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women and President of Central Republican Women of Phoenix / Greater Phoenix Republican Women. Robyn was recently appointed as CD 7 Member-at-Large on the Republican Party of Arizona Executive Board, is an LD 24 State and Precinct Committeeman, and is a current member of the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series Class of 2022. She is a member of Arrowhead RW and was elected as 3rd Vice President of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women for the 2022-2023 term.
Robyn earned a BS/Business-Management from the University of Phoenix. She is a retired Firm Administrator for a local Certified Public Accounting Firm. Prior to that she was a co-owner and Licensed Agent/Agency Manager of a Contract Insurance Agency. A long-time Phoenix resident, Robyn and her husband Glenn reside in central Phoenix with their two shih tzus, and have four married sons, two granddaughters, and one grandson.
LaJuana Gillette, London Bridge RW
Elsie Tyree, RW of Prescott
Ashley Trussell, Mesa RW
Joyce McClung, Treasurer
Joyce was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico. After high school, she joined the Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist to “see the world” and promptly got stationed at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After serving in the Air Force, she pursued several interests including clown college. 1995 she got an associate degree in criminal justice and worked as a paralegal in several top law firms. Her main interests were criminal defense and family law.
In 2005 she married the love of her life, Brian, and in 2008 she moved to Arizona where he took an engineering job. She started working as a poll worker for the 2008 presidential election and continued to work the polls every election until 2022. She worked as a school bus driver in the Vail School District for several years and now is a stay-at-home wife by choice.
In 2021 upon an invitation from her sister-in-law she attended the Tucson Republican Women’s club and became a member in 2022. She became the secretary of TRW in 2022 and currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer. In May of 2023 she was elected as Interim Treasurer for the AzFRW. Since joining TRW she became a Precinct Committeeman for LD 17, collected signatures for several candidates, propositions and the mayoral recall. In 2022 she helped to get out the vote. Joyce lives in Tucson with her husband Brian and their two fur babies Burrito and Taquito a/k/a mischief and mayhem depending on the day.
Nancy Cottle, 1st Vice President - Programs
Nancy Cottle has been active in Arizona politics for the past decade. Nancy has served the East Valley Clubs for two terms as Region Director on the AZFRW Board. She is a member of Mesa Republican Women and was 1st Vice Chair in charge of Programs the past 4 years. This experience lays a solid foundation upon which to develop great programs for the federation. Prior she held the office of club Treasurer.
She is serving the second year of a two-year term on the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) as Second Vice Chairman with primary responsibilities as the MCRC liaison with the Republican Clubs in the county. As such, she holds a seat on the AZGOP Executive Committee. She has also held county appointed positions, served prior as AZGOP Executive Committee Member-At-Large representing CD 5, and led a transition team early in 2019 for the AZGOP on voter outreach. She is a Precinct Captain in LD25 and Third Vice Chairman on the District Executive Committee. Additionally, she was named 2016 Precinct Committeeman of the Year from her district. A 2016 graduate of the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service program, Nancy also holds an M.A. in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix and a B.S. in Education from Kent State University. She is a retired executive from The Boeing Company. She enjoys working on campaigns and with candidates.
She has thoroughly enjoyed her time spent as a member of the federation and especially values the programs and the wonderful friendships that have been made over the years. Nancy and her husband reside in the east valley and, in addition to being political activists, enjoy time spent at their lake home in Tonto Basin.
Pat Lorenzen, Granite Mountain RW
Glenda Bird, Queen Creek-San Tan Valley RWF
Susan Marcell, Thunder Mountain RW
Cindy Casaus, President
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Cindy Casaus is a third-generation Arizonan committed to Republican politics and public service. She has served as Secretary of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, 2nd Vice President and Treasurer of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women, and President of Ahwatukee Republican Women. She is currently the President of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women.
Cindy earned a B.S. in Accountancy from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business and is a graduate of the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series, an elite program for Republican Women. She resides in Ahwatukee with her husband David and daughter Adeline.
Loraine Pellegrino, Immediate Past President
Loraine Pellegrino has been involved in Arizona politics spanning two decades. Her affiliation with the Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) began as a founding member of the Ahwatukee Republican Women's Club in Phoenix. Since the Ahwatukee Republican Women's charter in 2005, Loraine has served on the ARW executive committee in a variety of offices including four years as President. On the district level, Loraine is both an elected Precinct and State Committeeman. She has served in these positions for the past 15 years and is honored to have been awarded the "Most Valuable Precinct Committeeman" in 2010 and 2015 by the AZGOP. In May of 2019, Loraine was awarded the prestigious Lincoln Lifetime Achievement Award by the Maricopa County Republican Committee.
Highlights of Loraine's political career include being elected as a delegate to the RNC Convention in 2012, 2016 and 2020. Recruiting Republican women to run for office has always been a personal goal which was realized in 2014, 2016 and 2018 when Loraine served as the Campaign Manager for State Representative Jill Norgaard. In addition to serving two terms as President of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women, Loraine has served 3 terms on the AZGOP Executive Committee as an elected member at large for CD9. Loraine currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Federation of Republican Women as a member of the Public Relations Committee.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Loraine has a Bachelor of Science in Media Studies from Sacred Heart University. Following graduation, she pursued a career in the travel industry. During this time she met her husband Ed, whose career with Honeywell International afforded them the opportunity to live abroad in Germany. Phoenix, Arizona has been their home for the past 25 years. They have been married 37 years and have one son.
Allison Mary, Secretary
Allison has resided in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1991. Since then she has volunteered to help Republican candidates get elected to all levels of government. Fundraising has been an integral part of her volunteerism. Starting in 2015 she has raised thousands of dollars for the AzFRW Biennial Conventions. From 2016 through 2019, Allison served as AzFRW Region VIII Director, representing the Lincoln, Palo Verde and Paradise Republican Womens’ Clubs. Recently elected as AzFRW Secretary for the 2020-2021 term she, also, serves as Secretary for the Lincoln Republican Women. Other activities include having served as Reservationist and interim Secretary for the Palo Verde Republican Women. Joining the Lincoln Republican Women in 2009 and being an active volunteer has resulted in the formation of wonderful friendships, an extensive education in “politics” and a lot of fun!
Allison is a retired Cytotechnolgist with 37 years of laboratory experience.
The Arizona Federation of Republican Women