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Our Lobbyist

James Candland of CLARUS COMPANIES

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our new AAC lobbyist Mr. James Candland. Mr.
Candland is the Founder and President of Clarus Companies, and since its inception, Clarity
Media & Communications. Clarus was formed in 2010 and is focused on public relations,
communications, crisis management, and government relations, serving clients both
domestically and internationally.

With over 24 years in corporate, government, and business ownership, Mr. Candland has
developed skills that lead and guide organizations in all of their communication needs.
Within the private sector, he has worked for large organizations such as Pinnacle West
Capital, and Global 500 organizations such as Siemens. In the corporate world, James
developed skills in external communications, public relations, business development,
marketing, and corporate relations.

Mr. Candland transitioned his corporate experience to government, working as the Chief of
Staff to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, representing the 3rd largest county in
the U.S. There he managed and directed a $2.5B budget, along with communications and
public relations for the Board of Supervisors. In 2010 Mr. Candland left Maricopa County to
start Clarus Companies and Clarity Media & Communications.

In addition, Mr. Candland has served on may boards and commissions, to include: Maricopa
County Public Health Board and Deferred Compensation Committee. He has also served as a
member of the Board of Trustees for Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona. Furthermore, he was
appointed to fill a vacancy on the Town Council for the Town of Gilbert in Arizona.

Mr. Candland has also worked nationally with federal, state, and county elected leaders on
energy and infrastructure needs. He has served on the national task force for energy with
the National Association of Counties and currently serves and the Chairman of the Board
and President for BFCS Charters in Arizona.

Mr. Candland holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in
Business Administration.

For more information visit their website at: CLARUS COMPANIES.