Carol A. Poore is President of Poore and Associates Strategic Planning and author of Leadership in the Metaverse: Creating the Future of Web Through Strategy and Community Building; and Strategic Impact: A Leader’s Three-Step Framework for the Customized Vital Strategic Plan (Fast Company Press).
Carol provides strategic planning expertise for corporate, nonprofit, and social sector executive teams, expanding organizational capacity and strategic impact. Her vital strategic planning framework has assisted client organizations with innovative growth and turnaround, strategic fundraising, venture capital development, storytelling, branding, identity building, & civic engagement. Carol’s a licensed real estate broker in Arizona.
A faculty member at Arizona State University since 2011, Carol teaches graduate & undergraduate courses in leadership for change, public policy, & community development in ASU’s School of Public Affairs.
Dr. Poore served as president & CEO of Phoenix-based Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, providing integrated clinical trial research, prevention, and chronic disease wellness services to serve a population of four million. From 2007-2013, she raised $23 million & led the successful development of an innovative, 55,000 square-foot community health and research center in Downtown Phoenix, named the Parsons Center for Health, Education & Wellness. Dr. Poore secured $3.6 million in City of Phoenix bond financing.
Dr. Poore served as Vice Provost at Arizona State University’s West campus from 2002-2007, tripling campus fundraising while supporting a campus & its four colleges. She directed an ASU department responsible for institutional advancement — fundraising, marketing/PR, community / alumni relations, public affairs & more than 100 annual public events. The campus grew from 4,000 to 9,000 students.
At Salt River Project Water and Power, she launched & directed marketing for New West Energy, a subsidiary of SRP, cultivating $500 million in energy sales in California. Her career at SRP included serving as senior strategic planning analyst, executive speech writer, communication/public affairs roles.
Carol serves as Vice Chairman of Abrazo Central, Scottsdale & Mesa Hospitals, Vice Chairman of Phoenix Community Alliance, & Chairman for Friends of Phoenix Public Art. She serves on the Dean’s Council for ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business & is a founder & member of ASU’s Women & Philanthropy. She served as Valley Leadership’s board chair (Class 21) as well as a member of Leadership West Class 10, served as PlanPHX General Plan Update vice chairwoman, is a Lifetime Fiesta Bowl Committee member, & served on Arrowhead Community Bank’s board. She is a member of Charter 100 Arizona, an organization of nominated Arizona women with distinguished achievements in business, nonprofit, public/social-sector and community service. She is an accredited, IABC-500 member of International Association of Business Communicators.