Ted Maxwell
President & CEO


Ted Maxwell joined the Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC) in April 2013. He assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2018.  The 150+ CEOs, business and community leaders of SALC are actively involved in creating a vibrant future for the Tucson region and state of Arizona by engaging the critical issues of education, infrastructure, healthcare, governance as well as economic growth and innovation.

Ted’s extensive leadership and command experience from nearly 34 years of military service have served him well in his role at SALC.  Ted retired as a Major General in 2018.  His final military position was as the Commander of the Arizona Air National Guard.  In that role he oversaw and was responsible for over 2700 Airmen and the operations of units flying the F-16, the KC-135 and the MQ-9 aircraft supporting the Air Force at home and abroad. He has over 4300 flying hours predominantly in the F-16.

In May 2021, Governor Ducey appointed Maxwell to the Arizona State Transportation Board for a six-year term, representing Pima County. Additionally Ted serves on the Boards of the U.S. Air Force Museum Foundation, Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl, Common Sense Institute, and UA Applied Research Corporation.

Ted was a 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 2014.