Jason Barraza promoted to Veridus Director
February 8, 2019
PHOENIX – Veridus is proud to announce that Jason Barraza has been promoted to the role of Director.
Jason has been with Veridus since 2009; he was named a Senior Associate Director in 2016. With this promotion, Jason joins Wendy Briggs, Jeff Sandquist, Jay Kaprosy and Matthew Benson as Directors of the firm.
“Jason has been an instrumental part of our growth, success and recognition as Arizona’s leading firm for government relations, strategic communications and public affairs,” said Jeff Sandquist, Veridus Director. “This well-earned promotion is a reflection of Jason’s work ethic, policy expertise and character – all of which have made him a trusted and respected figure at the State Capitol and across our community. We are fortunate to have Jason on our team and know he will continue to do great things in this new role.”
In addition to his government relations work on behalf of a range of corporate and non-profit clients, Jason also has been involved in numerous political campaigns. He provided on-site logistical assistance as part of each Democratic National Convention between 2000 and 2016. Prior to joining Veridus, Jason assisted the coordinated campaign for the Arizona Democratic Party between 2002 and 2008.
“This promotion to a Veridus directorship is an enormous honor,” Jason said. “It has been a privilege to work with such a respected group of professionals and to represent some of the best clients and causes in Arizona.”
Jason is a native Arizonan. He graduated with a bachelor’s from the University of Southern California (2001), and earned a law degree from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona (2006). In his service to the community, Jason was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to the Maricopa County Trial Court Appointments Commission in 2017, and currently serves on the City of Phoenix’s North Mountain Village Planning Committee. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Leading for Change, a non-partisan, political leadership training organization, having previously served as the Board Chairman; and was the 2017 President of Los Abogados, the Arizona Hispanic Bar Association.
Jason lives in Phoenix with his wife, Leila, and two children.