Jay Heiler - Coalition Chairman
A lawyer, journalist and political analyst, Jay Heiler is a public affairs consultant in Arizona, serving the leadership of a wide variety of both private and public sector clients.
He is founder, Chairman and President of Great Hearts Academies, a network of top-performing charter schools located around the Phoenix metro area and known across the country for successful creation of a rigorous liberal arts curriculum joined with a competitive athletics program.
was appointed by Gov.
Mr. Heiler graduated with honors in journalism from Arizona State University in 1983, and served there as editor-in-chief of the 45,000-reader campus daily, The State Press.
law degree at ASU
as well, where he
was awarded the Truman Young Fellowship and began his
prosecutorial career while still in law school preparing and trying cases at the city, county, state and federal levels.
commentaries have appeared frequently in The Arizona Republic
, as well as such other media as The New York Times
He has served on the boards of both the Goldwater Institute and the Morrison Institute, Arizona's two leading public policy think tanks, and hosted his own public affairs television program, Straight Answers.