Osborn Maledon attorney Mark Harrison honored by Teach for America Phoenix

March 21, 2018

Mark Harrison, an attorney in the law firm of Osborn Maledon, recently was honored as an “Emeritus Board Inductee” for Teach for America (TFA) Phoenix at its 2018 Celebration Dinner. Two others were inducted into the Board – Judy Schubert, a long-time community leader, and Rick Boals, former chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.

“Knowing that we would not be where we are today without a history of champions in the community, we are pleased to announce the founding class of our Emeritus Board,” said Katie Tennessen Hooten, executive director of TFA Phoenix. “We honor these individuals for their decades of support, advocacy, and life-long commitment to achieving educational equity here in Arizona.”

Harrison chaired the first board of Teach for America – Phoenix from 1994 to 1996 after his daughter, Jill, had served as a Teach for America corps member in southern Louisiana in 1991.

“Seeing the special bond established between Jill and her students inspired him to bring the TFA mission to Phoenix,” the TFA nomination noted.

Harrison has a distinguished history of involvement in diverse social and legal issues and has received numerous state and national awards for his professional and public service.

His practice focuses on legal and judicial ethics and professional liability and he frequently serves as an expert witness in these areas of the law.