Dr. Carol Poore

Phoenix Phabulous Experience

President and Founder

Carol A. Poore, Ph.D., MBA, is an executive based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her leadership career spans nonprofit, university, and corporate organizations. 

As President and Founder Phoenix Phabulous Experience, Carol’s firm is focused on strategic planning, organizational turnaround, urban placemaking/storytelling, donor cultivation and civic engagement. Carol also serves as Vice President at BioAccel, creating a U.S. Southwest bioscience ecosystem through commercialization of medical device and technology companies. A faculty member at Arizona State University, Carol teaches community development, public administration and public policy courses.

She served as president and CEO of Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, the only nonprofit HIV/AIDS service organization in the U.S. providing integrated clinical trial research, prevention, and chronic disease wellness services, serving a population of four million. She raised $23 million and developed an innovative, 55,000 square-foot community health and research center in Downtown Phoenix.

Dr. Poore served as Vice Provost of Institutional Advancement and Public Affairs at Arizona State University and served 16 years in leadership positions at Salt River Project, an Arizona-based water and power utility. She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration and her MBA from Arizona State University. Her primary field of research focuses on community development and how vital networks create urban revitalization.

Session: Transitions: Diversify Your Leadership Portfolio