Stuart Goodman is a founding partner at Goodman Schwartz Public Affairs where he manages the state administrative, executive and legislative relations practice. Goodman possesses significant experience in the practices of state government with a wide-ranging focus on state agencies, regulatory boards and gubernatorial and legislative process and operations.
Prior to establishing the firm, Goodman served as a senior policy advisor to Arizona Governor Jane Dee Hull. During his tenure in executive service, he provided policy and management advice for 47 cabinet level and regulatory agencies within state government.
Before joining the Hull Administration, Goodman directed the City of Glendale’s Intergovernmental Relations program. He also served as the principal policy advisor to the Mayor and City Manager for state and regional issues.
In addition to serving the interests of elected officials, Goodman has also directed the legislative and media programs for the Arizona Department of Administration and was the associate director of government affairs for the Arizona Multihousing Association.
Goodman has contributed his talents to a number of civic causes and is a past president of Public Affairs Professionals of Arizona. He is a recipient of the Phoenix Business Journal's Forty-Under-40 Award (Class of 2006).
Continuing his commitment to public service, Goodman received his commission in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1999. In 2003, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Lieutenant Goodman served in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean aboard the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64).
Goodman holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Master of Public Administration, both from Arizona State University. He also completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.