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Join the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations and the Arizona Defense & Industry Coalition for a fireside chat and luncheon with Senator Kyrsten Sinema on securing America's broken supply chain. With increasing national security, economic, and energy independence goals, urgent reform of our critical mineral supply chain is essential. Join us to hear from Senator Sinema on her plans to support American production of critical minerals and end our reliance on foreign adversaries to remain strong, competitive, and secure.

Friday, April 21

11:30am Registration & Networking

12:00pm - 1:00pm Program and Lunch

PERA Club, 1 E Continental Dr, Tempe

$50 PCFR Members | $100 Non-Members


  • Senator Kyrsten Sinema (U.S. Senator - Arizona)

    Senator Kyrsten Sinema

    U.S. Senator - Arizona

    Born and raised in Arizona, Kyrsten understands the challenges Arizonans face because she’s faced them too. Growing up, her family struggled to make ends meet, but they got by thanks to family, church, and hard work. Kyrsten’s childhood experience showed her the power of determination, working hard, and helping others.

    Independent of party politics, Kyrsten works every day to deliver meaningful, measurable results for Arizona families. Kyrsten’s unique ability to ignore the chaos and create unlikely partnerships in an increasingly partisan Congress allowed her to pass landmark laws helping Arizona veterans get the benefits they’ve earned, creating strong and good paying careers for Arizonans, and keeping Americans safe at home and abroad – all without raising taxes. That’s why leaders in both parties have called her one of the most effective lawmakers and she consistently ranks as one of the most bipartisan and independent leaders.

    Kyrsten feels a duty to serve and give back to the communities and country that gave her so much. She’ll keep working to solve problems and help everyday Arizonans build better lives for themselves and their families.

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  • Samantha Sloan (Vice President of Policy at First Solar)

    Samantha Sloan

    Vice President of Policy at First Solar

    Based in North Carolina, Ms. Sloan leads First Solar’s public policy efforts, working to advocate for domestic cleantech innovation, research and development, and manufacturing. Her remit includes global marketing and external communications, and she oversees First Solar’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) disclosure and reporting, and external communications. Before joining First Solar in 2009, Ms. Sloan served as the head of global strategic marketing of the semiconductor segment at Applied Materials, the world’s leading materials engineering solutions company. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • Lynndy Smith (President & Co-Founder of Arizona Defense & Industry Coalition)

    Lynndy Smith

    President & Co-Founder of Arizona Defense & Industry Coalition

    Lynndy Smith is the President & Co-Founder of the Arizona Defense & Industry Coalition (AZDIC), a coalition of regional organizations founded by Senator McCain, comprising the defense and mining industries, military, veterans and more, to act as a united voice and advocate for regional and national security efforts. AZDIC members ardently work on projects that impact the issues facing the defense landscape including staffing shortages within essential fields, supply chain congestion that limits materials for weapons development, and modernizing the overall defense infrastructure. Additionally, Lynndy serves as Vice President of Government Relations at Acronis SCS, a US cybersecurity company dedicated to serving the Federal Government.

    Previously, Lynndy served as the Outreach Director for Congresswoman Lesko’s office. Before that, Lynndy managed multiple political campaigns including the NO on 127 Campaign where she helped organize over 300 coalitions against Proposition 127. She also served a short while with the late Senator John McCain. Lynndy received a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in international relations from Amherst College in Massachusetts.

    Prior to entering the government sector, Lynndy Smith attend Amherst College where she captained the Women’s Ice Hockey Team.

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration & Networking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Program & Lunch



Sandhill Conference Room/Main Building
1 E Continental Drive

Tempe, Arizona

If you have any questions please contact Samuel Richardson

Contact Organizer

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*All proceeds go to offset the incurred costs of hosting the event

PCFR Members
Standard Price $50
General Public
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