Sean McCarthy, Senior Research Analyst for the Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA), is a 2007 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. Sean has a Master’s degree in Intelligence Studies from the American Military University. As an intelligence officer, Captain McCarthy served seven years in a variety of roles supporting combat operations with the MQ-1 Predator and the F-16 Viper, including a six month deployment in Afghanistan. He continues to serve locally in the Air Force Reserve. Sean has published several essays on Arizona school finance and is a recognized policy expert on K-12 finance issues at the State Capitol. His roles at ATRA include K-12 education, Community Colleges and general taxation. Taxpayer Representative. Term expires January 2018. To communicate with this board member, send an email to [email protected].