DES Director Steps Down To Accept New Arizona Post

Sep 27, 2019

Arizona Department of Economic Security Director Michael Trailor will be stepping down next month.

Credit Arizona Department of Economic Security

Trailor will be moving into a new role within the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family focused on furthering the state's efforts to combat homelessness. His last day as director will be October 18.

Trailor was appointed to lead DES more than two years ago by Governor Doug Ducey.

Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ will serve as interim director of the DES while maintaining her position with ADHS. Ducey's office has asked Christ to help lead a national search for a new DES director.  Christ was appointed as ADHS director in 2015.