AnnaMarie Knorr
Western Growers, Manager, Arizona Government Affairs

AnnaMarie joined Western Growers in July 2004 at the Phoenix field office serving as the Arizona Member Relations Coordinator. Soon after her hiring, the position grew to include many Arizona government affairs responsibilities including tracking legislation, monitoring state agencies, and assisting with WG PAC functions in addition to managing the Arizona Crop Protection Association. A fourth generation Arizonan, AnnaMarie has a sincere appreciation for Arizona politics and policy. Prior to joining Western Growers, AnnaMarie served as the Public Relations Coordinator for the Arizona National Livestock Show. She also completed an internship at the Arizona House of Representatives serving as majority staff for the House Ways & Means Committee. 

In her spare time, AnnaMarie volunteers with the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series where she mentors women aspiring to hold positions in public office. AnnaMarie obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. During her studies, she also received a certificate in non-profit organization management. 

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Articles by AnnaMarie Knorr

Apr 14, 2015

Late last week, Governor Ducey announced the appointment of former Speaker of the House Mark Killian to lead the Arizona Department of Agriculture.  Director Killian officially took over the department on Monday. The new leadership at the ADA is a positive step.  Western Growers recommended Mr.

Oct 28, 2014

At a meeting held on October 16, the Arizona Industrial Commission calculated that Arizona’s new minimum wage would rise $0.15 cents from $7.90 to $8.05 on January 1, 2015.  The new wage will remain in effect for calendar year 2015 and will make Arizona’s minimum wage higher than the federal mini