Shaun Rieve knows the world of lobbying and government … from the inside out.
A veteran of both the Ducey and Brewer administrations, Shaun’s is a familiar face at the State Capitol. Prior to joining Veridus in 2016, he was Director of Government and Legislative Affairs for the Arizona Commerce Authority, where he was tasked with overseeing the ACA’s day-to-day legislative operations at the State Capitol and in Washington, D.C. Earlier, Shaun was a senior member of Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s team, and instrumental in helping advance its legislative agenda.
Under Gov. Brewer, Shaun played a key role in developing and executing policy as her Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs. Additionally, Shaun has been a legislative liaison for both the Arizona departments of Gaming and Housing.
Shaun was raised in Lake Havasu City. He attended Arizona State University, graduating with honors in 2009 with a bachelor’s in Political Science, a minor in Global Studies and certificates in Civic Education and International Relations. Shaun is fluent in French and enjoys playing soccer, softball, golf and cheering for the Diamondbacks, Cardinals and ASU football. He lives in Ahwatukee with his wife, Emily. They welcomed their first child, Rae in May of 2018.
Areas of Expertise
Economic development, intergovernmental relations, housing, gaming, lottery, public policy, tribal relations, occupational licensing reform, deregulation, criminal justice, and state government.