Angie Rodgers, DES Director
Angie Rodgers is the Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), the state’s human services agency. Rodgers sets the strategic direction for DES and oversees the programs and services that help struggling and vulnerable Arizonans reach their potential. To fulfill this mission, Rodgers collaborates with families, community-based organizations, and state and federal partners on employment opportunities, safety net services, and community and business engagement. She also serves as the co-chair of the Governor’s Interagency and Community Council on Homelessness and Housing.
Rodgers brings more than 25 years of experience in public policy research and advocacy focusing on human services. She served for 10 years as the President and CEO for the Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN), a nonprofit membership organization, representing five large food banks that distribute food statewide to nearly 1,000 partner agencies. Prior to that role, Rodgers served as the Human Services Policy Advisor acting as the liaison between the Governor’s Office and DES as well as the Department of Juvenile Corrections. She was instrumental in the development of high-level child and family welfare services policy and budget negotiations for nearly $750 million in State resources. She directed the state task force on the Earned Income Tax Credit, which lifted thousands of Arizonans out of poverty. Rodgers earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University and her Bachelors’ Degrees in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Kansas. She has four amazing children and two sweet dogs.