April Salomon

April Salomon: Most Influential Women in Arizona

April Salomon, executive director, Musical Instrument Museum

Salomon played an integral role in the design, staffing, collection acquisition and launch of the $250 million museum, which has been ranked among the Top 20 museums in the United States and is rated the No. 1 attraction in Phoenix.

Advice: “Sometimes the journey teaches you a lot about your destination. I never expected to be where I am now, but I stayed focused. Do what you love and the reward will follow.”

Surprising fact: “I was a private chef and business owner in my early 20s. It was both a meaningful and humbling experience. Eggs are still the hardest to perfect.”

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Michael Gossie

About Michael Gossie

Michael Gossie is an award-winning journalist who has earned more than 50 awards for writing, editing and design. He studied economics at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., and put his entrepreneurial spirit to work in 2007, using a 200-year-old family recipe to launch an Italian sauce company. He is a competitive marathon runner, Ironman triathlete and is most proud of being the founding president of the Steuben Arc Foundation in Upstate New York, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities, including his sister.