Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Arizona Regional Director
Carlos Galindo Elvira is the Arizona Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). In this role, Carlos is responsible for fundraising, program delivery, leadership development, communications, government relations, fact-finding/research and office management to advance the ADL’s mission within the state of Arizona. Carlos formerly served as Chief Development Officer for Valle del Sol, a non-profit agency providing healthcare, human service and leadership development programs. Carlos was a Special Assistant to former U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini in the areas of civil and human rights, Department of Justice, and Hispanic and Native American affairs. Carlos served as Mayor for the Town of Hayden for the term ending in June 2005. He also served as a Magistrate Pro Tempore for the Hayden Magistrate Court. Carlos is a graduate of Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute (Class of 2000) and ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute (2008-09). Carlos was also selected as a Fellow by the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust in 2012. Currently, Carlos is a member of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society Board of Directors and a member of the Phoenix Police Department’s Jewish Advisory Board. Awards and recognition include the Local Elected Official Distinguished Service Award in 2002, ADL Arizona’s Al Brooks Community Leadership Award in 2008, MLK Living the Dream Award in 2010, Golden Bear Award for Community Service from Phoenix College in 2014, and Profiles of Success Raúl Yzaguirre Community Leadership Award in 2017. His personal and professional background gives Carlos Galindo-Elvira unique views on leadership, advocacy, and service to community. Carlos is a graduate of Arizona State University with a BA in Spanish.
About ADL Phoenix: The Arizona Regional office in Phoenix is one of the youngest in ADL, having been established in 1983. Long before that, however, many of the same people who launched the ADL office here were involved in a successful, nationally high-profile fight to eradicate the long-standing restrictions against Jews that were observed by many of Arizona’s finest resorts. Today, the Arizona Regional Board, led by Board Chair Donna Johnson, and the office regional staff represent one of the premier civil rights/human relations organizations in the state and provide an ongoing and dynamic counter to bigotry, discrimination and hate in all forms, against any and all groups.