Rita Maguire

Rita Maguire is a recognized expert on western water policy, with over three decades of professional experience. She joined Florence Copper in 2011 and leads the Florence Copper team in legal matters, as well as leading its public and government affairs activities.

Rita’s career highlights include her roles as a founding partner of Maguire, Pearce, & Storey, PLLC, President of the Arizona Center for Public Policy, Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Fife Symington.

She currently sits on the Colorado River Advisory Council and the Water, Science & Technology Subcommittee for the National Academies of Science. Recently, Rita was awarded the Michael J. Brophy Distinguished Service Award by the Environmental and Natural Resource Law Section (ENRLS) of the Arizona State Bar.