Staff Directory

Kevin McCarthy - President

Kevin McCarthy has served ATRA since 1986. A recognized expert in the public finance and taxation field, Kevin has extensive experience representing taxpayers before policy makers at the state and local level. He has been appointed to and served on numerous legislative and executive committees. He currently serves on the Arizona State Retirement System Board and the Property Tax Oversight Commission.

Jennifer Stielow - Vice President

Since joining the ATRA staff in 2000, Jennifer has covered countless taxation and spending issues for ATRA, specializing in county and municipal government finance. She has over 30 years of experience in property taxation and assessment as well as a bachelor of science degree in Economics. She currently serves on the State Debt Oversight Commission.

Jack Moody - Senior Research Analyst

Jack Moody joined the ATRA staff in January 2023 as Senior Research Analyst. Jack oversees K12 and community college finance issues as well as general taxation. A sixth-generation Arizonan, Jack is a graduate of the University of Arizona where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science with a focus in international relations. Before joining ATRA, Jack led political campaigns and public affairs efforts at Camelback Strategy Group.

Kathleen Farnsworth - Office Manager

Kathleen Farnsworth is ATRA's office manager, joining in the summer of 2014. She is responsible for the financial operations well as a variety of general office duties. Kathleen is a graduate of Arizona State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Following graduation Kathleen worked for several years in the banking industry as a credit officer and loan administrator for both Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank. Kathleen is married to Ken Farnsworth and has two sons, Kyle and Kolton.