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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.

Industry Leaders of Arizona: MGC Contractors

MGC Contractors
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Leadership: Randy L. Gates, president Website: mgccontractors.com What it does: A water industry construction leader. How it leads: MGC has been a water industry leader  for more than 40 years. MGC has had no contracts terminated or construction related litigation brought against the corporation, principals or employees for more than 20 years. MGC has not… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Markham Contracting Co.

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Leadership: Michael Markham, Sr., president; Teresa Walker, CFO Website: markhamcontracting.com What it does: One of Arizona’s largest full service grading, paving, utility and general engineering contractors. How it leads: Markham is vigorously involved in project safety and prides itself on having performed more than 1 million hours with no lost time incidents. Markham provides clients with a… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: M Culinary Concepts

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Leadership: Brandon Maxwell, CEO, president and co-owner; Noreen Lauf, director of finance and accounting Website: mculinary.com What it does: Provides food and beverage and event experiences for corporate, private and nonprofit clients. How it leads: M Culinary is a homegrown company co-founded in 1997 by celebrity chef Michael DeMaria and business partner, Brandon Maxwell. The duo met… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: LGE Design Build

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Leadership: David Sellers, president; Julie Bergo, controller Website: lgedesignbuild.com What it does: Handles projects every step of the way from the design of architecture to the management of construction. How it leads: LGE is responsible for the successful design and construction of nearly 19 million square feet in commercial office, industrial and retail space. Through its David R.… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Kitchell

Kitchell
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Leadership: Jim Swanson, president and CEO Website: kitchell.com What it does: Building company providing everything from development and program management to construction and facility management. How it leads: Kitchell has led the charge in innovations that improve processes, safety and enhance the commercial construction industry. Recently, the company was the first in the region to establish an off-site… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Kinney Construction Services Inc.

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Leadership: Tim Kinney, president and CEO; Erik Whealy, controller Website: kinneyconstruction.net What it does: Specializes in commercial building construction and renovation, civil construction and renewable energy projects. How it leads: In addition to its dedication to its clients, KCS is an avid community advocate known for its passion and commitment to nonprofit and community organizations. KCS… Read More →

Be careful: Fake apps are the next big cyber scam

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More than 80 percent of the times we spend on smartphones is on apps. But experts say app scams are on the rise. When shoppers buy items on fake apps, products don’t arrive and the scammers have the user’s information and credit card data. So how can you tell the difference between a fake app… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: KeatsConnelly

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Leadership: Sally A. Taylor, CEO; Jon Schade, CFO Website: keatsconnelly.com What it does: Canada-U.S. cross -border wealth management firm. How it leads: KeatsConnelly is recognized in the industry as one of the premier wealth management firms in North America. KeatsConnelly was one of the first firms to operate as a “fee-only” firm in 1990 and over the… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Jokake Construction Services

Jokake Construction Services
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Leadership: Casey Cartier, president and CEO; David Miller, CFO Website: jokake.com What it does: Plans, coordinates, communicates and delivers construction and facility services. How it leads: In an industry where success correlates to revenue and profits, Jokake looks to corporate culture as the mark of success. “Culture is not about office pets or foosball tables, it’s about creating… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Great Hearts Academies

Great Hearts Academies
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Leadership: Ward Huseth, CEO Website: greatheartsaz.org What it does: 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates a network of high-performing public charter schools, serving over 11,000 students in 23 academies across Metro Phoenix. How it leads: Founded in 2003, Great Hearts grew from a single school in a leased space to become Arizona’s largest charter school network, serving more than… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Grand Canyon University

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Leadership: Brian Mueller, president; Dan Bachus, CFO Website: gcu.edu What it does: Arizona’s premier private Christian university, with more than 200 academic programs tailored to both traditional undergraduate students and working professionals. How it leads: While other universities are cutting budgets, eliminating programs and raising tuition, GCU is investing $1 billion over a 10-year period in academic programs,… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: GlobalMed

GlobalMed
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Leadership: Joel E. Barthelemy, founder and CEO; Patrick LaVoie, chief operating officer Website: globalmed.com What it does: Industry leader in the design and manufacture of telemedicine delivery systems that allow doctors to see and treat patients remotely. How it leads: GlobalMed is the worldwide industry leader in connected health delivery systems. The company has 2,400 installations in… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Everspin Technologies

Everspin Technologies
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Leadership: Phill LoPresti, president and CEO; Jeff Winzeler, CFO Website: everspin.com What it does: Leader in designing, manufacturing, and commercially shipping discrete and embedded Magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM) and Spin-Torque MRAM (ST-MRAM). How it leads: Everspin has more than 50 million MRAM and ST-MRAM products deployed in data center, cloud storage, energy, industrial, automotive, and transportation markets. With… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Digital Air Strike

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Leadership: Alexi Venneri, co-founder and CEO; Michael Pordon, CFO Website: digitalairstrike.com What it does: Social media and digital engagement company that helps clients solve the problem of consumer engagement while generating measurable ROI. How it leads: Digital Air Strike was started when Venneri saw an opportunity to disrupt the automotive industry by changing the way car dealerships and… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Canal Partners

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Leadership: Todd Belfer, managing partner; Sue Ford, CFO Website: canalpartners.com What it does: Venture capital firm that provides investor services and capital to B2B software and internet technology companies with market-proven products and services. How it leads: Canal Partners has successfully created significant value in both public and private enterprises utilizing its managers’ entrepreneurial and operational… Read More →