Annica Benning works at the intersection of public and government affairs and baseball. As the Arizona Diamondback’s Public Affairs Specialist she works with D-backs executives on issues impacting the organization that may require a legislative or policy solution. Externally, she builds and maintains relationships with state and local elected officials and staff, industry and trade associations, and political advocacy organizations.
Prior to joining the world of baseball, she spent two years at the Goldwater Institute, an academic think tank conducting legal and public policy research. While at the Goldwater Institute, she provided strategic research and advisement for the successful appointment of Clint Bolick to the Arizona Supreme Court.
Annica serves as the President of Society of Statesmen, an invitation-only community of young leaders that hosts business and political experts to share their stories of failure and success in an informal, roundtable setting. Annica graduated from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University with a BA in Political Science. She is the author of Arizona: Nations and Art, a book about Native American art and culture that was donated to all 4th grade students in Arizona though her non-profit, Walnut Canyon Press.