Kiana Sears is a community advocate, engaged ASU Sun Devil, nonprofit community leader, and a seasoned public policy professional. Her commitment to service is inspired by her father, a Vietnam veteran, and her mother, a dedicated civil servant in municipal water services for many years. Sears loves the beautiful State of Arizona and believes we must pay special attention to three key aspects for our state to flourish: water, solar and the education of all Arizona’s children, irrespective of ethnicity.
Kiana is a proud graduate Arizona State University, where she earned her Master’s in Public Administration. Early in her career she was on the research staff for the Arizona State Senate where she began to learn about the workings of Arizona government and the details of public policy. She later spent 7 years as Executive Utility Regulatory Consultant for the Arizona Corporations Commission. As executive consultant she learned the intricacy of utility policy and made recommendations to the commission. She is currently the Corporate Relations Executive for Valley of the Sun United Way where she builds public-private relationships in order to ensure the financial well being of VSUW.
Kiana is a proud 20 year resident of Mesa, and serves on the Governing Board of Mesa Public Schools. She has been married for 23 years and is the mother of two college-age daughters, both currently attending Arizona State University.