MG Ted Maxwell to Speak at November MOAA Luncheon

Major General Ted Maxwell

Peggy McGee

Major General Ted Maxwell (USAF Retired) will be the presenter at the Green Valley Chapter, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The event will be held in the Madera Room in La Vista on the La Posada campus. A social period will start at 11:30 a.m., with lunch being served at 12:10 p.m. The cost will be $22.

At the luncheon, General Maxwell will be talking about what he envisions for the future of the State of Arizona, but especially for the Southern Arizona area.

He joined the Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC) in April 2013 and assumed the role of president and chief executive officer in July 2018. The nearly 140 CEOs, business, and community leaders of SALC are actively involved in creating a vibrant future for the Tucson region and the State of Arizona by engaging the critical issues of education, infrastructure, health care, and governance, as well as economic growth and innovation.

General Maxwell’s extensive leadership and command experience from nearly 34 years of military service has served him well in his role at SALC. He served 15 years on active duty in the Air Force and an additional 19 years in the Arizona Air National Guard. He 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 more than 2,700 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 4,300 flying hours, predominantly in the F-16.

He is currently serving on the Governor’s Water Augmentation, Innovation and Conservation Council.

Maxwell was a 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his master’s in business administration from the University of Arizona in 2014. He is currently serving as the chair of the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Arizona Bowl, the University of Arizona–Applied Research Corporation, and the Air Force Museum Foundation, as well as the Eller National Board of Advisors.

Because the topic of General Maxwell’s talk is of interest to those residing in Southern Arizona, this event is open to all interested persons. To reserve a spot for the luncheon, please contact Quail Creek resident Peggy McGee at [email protected] (preferred) or call 520-207-6188 by Nov. 7.