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Leadership spotlight: Candace Hunter Wiest

Candace Hunter Wiest
President and CEO
West Valley National Bank
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Wiest is the founding CEO of WVNB, and was the first female community banker elected as a a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Biggest challenge: “I founded a local bank that consistently provided capital for Arizona businesses despite the worst recession in U.S. history. When other banks left the market, we expanded.”

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Michael Gossie

About Michael Gossie

Michael Gossie is a competitive marathon runner, Ironman triathlete and 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 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.