Denise Yanez is an Economic Development Program Manager in the Community and Economic Development Department focusing on business attraction, and is the Foreign-Trade Zone Administrator for the City of Phoenix FTZ No. 75. Ms. Yanez has worked with the FTZ program for more than 14 years and currently manages contracts for 18 FTZ operators, for which 15 are active. The Phoenix application for ASF was one of the first 20 applications received by the FTZ Board and was approved in October 2010.
Ms. Yanez has worked for the City of Phoenix for over 25 years in various departments with experience in economic development, redevelopment, residential real estate, property management, property maintenance and zoning enforcement, and small business development. Ms. Yanez has a B.S. in General Business from Arizona State University, has been a member of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones for more than 14 years, and currently serves on the Grantee Committee and the Membership Committee.