FLORENCE- Ms. Ellie Brown of Oracle has been hired as the Administrative Director of the Pinal County Attorney's Office. She began work on Monday, August 13, 2007. Ms. Brown will be responsible for the administrative services of the office which supports the activities of the various divisions. The office currently has 130 employees and administers a budget in excess of $12 million. "We are pleased to have Ellie join us and feel that she will be an extremely valuable addition to the office," said County Attorney James P. Walsh. "Her experience and education combined with her intimate knowledge of the workings of county government make her uniquely qualified to be our Administrative Director."
Ms. Brown is a long time resident of Oracle and formerly served as the Justice of the Peace in the Oracle Precinct. She has been employed by Pinal County in various capacities since 1991, and is very familiar with county procedures and personnel. Her experience will be of great value in co-coordinating the activities of the County Attorney's Office with the county administration and in dealing with the courts and other state agencies. Most recently Ellie has served as liaison for limited jurisdiction courts for the Pinal County Superior Court.
She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration and Management from the University of Phoenix, and her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She is also a Certified Public Manager and serves on the Board of the Pinal County Chapter of Certified Public Managers.
Ellie is married to Steve Brown and has three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys playing the piano, softball and reading. She is a member of Oracle Softball League, St. Helen's Choir, the Eastern Pinal County Domestic Violence Coalition, the Restorative Justice Panel, and the Oracle Firewise Committee