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Denise Resnik


Denise is the founder and president/CEO of First Place AZ, co-founder of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, and founder and CEO of DRA Collective, a marketing/communications firm established in 1986 that serves clients in a variety of fields, including real estate, economic development, healthcare, education, and hospitality. Her pioneering work in helping families deal with the challenges of autism has led to innovations that have impacted the State and served as a model for the nation. 

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