Martin L. Shultz
Martin L. Shultz is the senior policy director for the national law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. He specializes in government relations, energy, real estate, health care, taxation and community development. Shultz retired in 2010 as vice president of Government Affairs for Pinnacle West Capital Corp. and Arizona Public Service, Pinnacle West's major electric utility subsidiary. Other subsidiaries include SunCor, a commercial and residential development subsidiary and El Dorado holdings.
Shultz has extensive experience in legislative and government affairs, corporate relations, business and strategic planning and an extensive community service resume spanning four decades. Prior to joining APS, he served as chief of staff to three Phoenix mayors, was a financial and tax consultant to the Arizona legislature, director of Sales and Marketing for the Phoenix Suns professional basketball franchise, and director of Education for Osborn School District in Phoenix.
He is also active in a wide variety of local and national policy, community and religious boards and organizations including, but not limited to: chair of the Arizona Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, leader of Governor Jane Hull’s Vision 21 Transportation Task force, co-chair of the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Finance Commission, chairman of the Time Initiative, Chairman of the Phoenix Community Alliance, chair of Arizona Regional Board of Anti-Defamation Society of Fellows, and national board member for Jobs for America’s Graduates, chair of Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates, past chair of Arizona State University Alumni Association, and currently chairman of the Dean’s Council of the ASU College of Public Programs. He is affiliated with the Arizona and Greater Phoenix Chambers of Commerce.
Shultz is a graduate of Arizona State University with a master’s degree in Education and Business Administration. He has done additional graduate work at UCLA, ASU, and JFK School of Public Administration and Politics at Harvard University. He lives in Phoenix, is married to Linda, has two married daughters and four grandchildren. Shultz is the Valley Leadership 2008 Man of the Year for Arizona