Since 1995, Lucia Fakonas Howard has served as President of her own firm, Fakonas Howard, Ltd., providing services in multiple facets of real estate development.
After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1975, Ms. Howard practiced corporate and commercial law in Phoenix Arizona for almost 20 years at Martori Meyer Hendricks & Victor (now Osborn Maledon), becoming the firm’s first woman equity Member/Partner. Ms. Howard also co-founded and served as President of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, founded the Arizona Center for Women and the Law, and participated in the first women lawyers delegation, traveling to China and Russia through the Eisenhower Foundation.
Ms. Howard has also been active in economic development, serving on the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Economic Development Council and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and as the Chairman of the Arizona Economic Council and the Arizona Commission on Salaries for Judges and Elected Officials. She currently serves on the Board of the Grand Canyon Institute, a nonprofit organization providing non-partisan economic analysis of government policies.
For the past 6 years, Ms. Howard has worked with retired US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor as Co-chair of Social Justice Programs, and has served as a Board member and Board President at the O’Connor Institute. She continues to work with a number of elected officials and candidates on issues ranging from campaign finance to curbing the trafficking of children.