DeeAnn Palin

DeeAnn Palin Vice Chair
Northern Arizona University


'93 BS, Northern Arizona University

'00 MBA, University of Texas at Austin


DeeAnn, currently the Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategy for the Phoenix Suns, has nearly 20 years of leadership and operations experience including her roles as the of Vice President of Employment for Universal Technical Institute, Regional Vice President of Human Relations for Target, and the Vice President for SCF Arizona Strategic Projects & Talent. With DeeAnn’s leadership over her 6.5-year tenure, SCF Arizona won the 2008 Equality Arizona Corporation Award, The Wellness Council of Arizona “Process, Progress & Leadership in Worksite Health Promotion” in 2009, and SCF Arizona was chosen as one of Arizona’s Best Places to Work in 2009. DeeAnn maintains active membership with professional associations such as the Arizona Chapter of Human Resource Planning Society (past president and board member) and the global Human Resource Planning Society. DeeAnn was very active as an NAU student and was honored as Gold Axe recipient and Outstanding Senior in 1993. She enjoys hiking and being outdoors, attending NAU activities, and spending time with her husband, artist Chris Palin, and their two young daughters.