David E. Funkhouser III Appointed to GPEC Ambassador Steering Committee11/04/14
PHOENIX, AZ — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that David E. Funkhouser III, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Ambassador Steering Committee, which is focused on ensuring that GPEC’s Ambassador Program aligns with the organization’s key objectives and mission. Members of the steering committee advise on the strategic direction of GPEC’s Ambassador Program, serve as a sounding board for emerging initiatives, support implementation of programs, and design activities relevant to and in support of GPEC’s mission.
Funkhouser handles complex commercial litigation matters. His litigation practice has an emphasis in real property disputes; trust, estate, and probate litigation; and other commercial torts. Funkhouser also routinely represents financial institutions in all aspects of litigation.
He is also heavily involved in the local community, just recently completing his term as president of the Maricopa County Bar Association. Also in 2014, Funkhouser was named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, selected for inclusion in the 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers magazine and named to both the Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 under 40” and Richman Media’s “Leaders under 40” lists, respectively. He is a member of the Leadership Council for the Special Olympics Advocacy Resource program, serves on the Fundraising/Development Committee for Special Olympics Arizona, and is a founding member of Suns 88 Charities. He also served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2008–2009. Funkhouser earned both his law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Iowa.
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is one of the region’s premier economic development groups. GPEC has been working on behalf of businesses looking to relocate and expand—at absolutely no cost to the company—for nearly 25 years. It is a public-private partnership representing Maricopa County, 22 communities throughout the region, and more than 170 private investors.