Alumni Achievement Award

Founder and President, Arizona Strategies; Arizona Board of Regents Secretary of the Board, Chair of the Finance, Capital and Resources Committee and member of the Audit Committee and Academic Affairs and Educational Attainment Committee.


A prominent and highly accomplished Arizona business leader, Karrin Taylor Robson has provided strategic leadership in Arizona’s real estate development industry. She is founder and president of a prominent land-use firm, Arizona Strategies, a capacity in which she has been influential in shaping the state’s land planning and zoning policies. Taylor Robson has led national efforts representing property owners and stakeholders across the country to achieve responsible land use and property regulations. In addition, she has worked with private sector interests for the advancement of public infrastructure and other development-related community benefits.

Prior to forming Arizona Strategies, Taylor Robson served as Executive Vice President of DMB Associates, Inc., a master-planned community developer and was a principal with the law firm of Biskin, Hunt & Taylor. 

In addition to her extensive professional experience, Taylor Robson is actively involved in the community. She serves as Secretary of the Board of the Arizona Board of Regents which is responsible for the governance of the state’s public universities. In addition to her work with the Board of Regents, she serves on the boards of numerous government, community and economic development organizations, including the Joe Foss Institute, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and invisionAZ. For nearly 15 years she has served as a member of the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff’s Civic Leader Group in Washington, D.C.

Karrin Taylor Robson is the proud mother of four and is married to Ed Robson of Phoenix.