Elaine Armfield serves as Director of Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships within ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise. They bring more than 17 years expertise in higher education and creating effective public-private partnerships. The Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships team leads ASU’s efforts to create and sustain efficient and mutually beneficial collaborations between corporations and the nation’s most innovative school, Arizona State University.
Prior to this role, Elaine co-managed the corporate engagement team for the W. P. Carey School of Business, and directed many of the school’s philanthropic development initiatives. In addition, they reinvigorated and managed the school’s Economic Club of Phoenix and Dean’s Council.
Elaine also previously served as Assistant Director, Research Advancement for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU. Earlier in their career, they served in leadership and research development roles at ASU’s Office for Research and Sponsored Projects Administration. They also served as an accountant for the City of Scottsdale’s Scottsdale Arts organization.
Born in Seattle and raised in the western US, Elaine supports a number of community advocacy groups, and is passionate about equity and inclusion. Elaine currently serves on the Arizona State Supreme Court’s Committee on the Impact of Domestic Violence and the Courts (CIDVC), is a Flinn-Brown Fellow, and a graduate of Valley Leadership’s Leadership Institute (Class 32).
Elaine earned both a BFA and MNLM from Arizona State University.