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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.

2016 Most Admired Company: Homeowners Financial Group

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Homeowners Financial Group Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Bill Rogers, founder and CEO What it does: Mortgage company. Admirable quality: The leadership of Homeowners Financial Group takes part in offsite workshops for team building, developing and strategizing. Each member of the leadership team has access to a business coach… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital Most Admired Company: 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Robert Meyer, president and CEO What it does: Named one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the United States by U. S. News and World Report. Admirable quality: Phoenix Children’s has the technology to turn two-dimensional images from a CT scan into… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Sonora Quest

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Sonora Quest Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Dave Dexter, president and CEO What it does: Sonora Quest schedules and conducts thousands of diagnostic lab tests daily. Admirable quality: In November 2015, Sonora Quest Laboratories launched a collaboration with Safeway to open Patient Service Centers within select Safeway… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Medtronic

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare | Tech

Medtronic Most Admired Company: 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Ron Wilson, vice president and general manager What it does: Medtronic is a global leader in medical technology. Admirable quality: Medtronic has been recognized many times over the years as a preferred employer by a variety of organizations. This includes Diversity Inc’s Inclusion Index “Top 50,”… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: JDA Software

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

JDA Software Most Admired Company: 2016 Top Arizona executive: Marc Levine, CFO What it does: Software company providing supply chain management, manufacturing planning, retail planning, store operations and collaborative category management solutions Admirable quality: JDA’s workplace culture encourages associates’ success in a fun and energizing environment. From perks like a free on-site fitness room and… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Quarles & Brady

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

Quarles & Brady Most Admired Company: 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Nicole Stanton, office managing partner What it does: Full-service law firm for businesses and individuals. Admirable quality: The firm’s Wellness Committee nurtures employee health, increases day-to-day workplace satisfaction, enhances productivity and results in long-term, measurable improvement in employee wellness, along with reduced medical… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: MC Residential Communities

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MC Residential Communities Most Admired Company: 2016 Top Arizona executive: Lesley Brice, president What it does: Full-service real estate investment and property management company. Admirable quality: When designing the corporate office, MC’s partners created an environment that promotes fun and engagement. A 1950s diner-theme lunch room ensures that lunch provides an atmosphere that fuels employees’… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Infusionsoft

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Infusionsoft Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Clate Mask, CEO What it does: Offers an e-mail marketing and sales platform for small businesses. Admirable quality: All employees follow Infusionsoft’s Leadership Model, which is designed to help employees develop their talents, challenge themselves professionally and spur personal growth. Leaders support, mentor and grow… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Vanguard

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Vanguard Most Admired Company: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Bridget Olesiewcz, principal What it does: Offers mutual funds, ETFs, financial advice and related services. Admirable quality: Vanguard employees can search and sign up for any one of the company’s 12 service programs, which range from drives for blood and canned food to… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Laster Spine Institute

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Laser Spine Institute Most Admired Company: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Heidi Lenderking, executive director What it does: Helps patients with chronic neck or back pain. Admirable quality: Since 2005, Laser Spine Institute has helped more than 60,000 patients. The Laser Spine Institute business model streamlines the healthcare process, resulting in… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Plaza Companies

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by in AZ Business Magazine

Plaza Companies Most Admired Company: 2011, 2013, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Sharon Harper, president and CEO What it does: Full-service real estate firm specializing in the management, leasing and development of commercial properties and senior housing communities. Admirable quality: Plaza Companies actively identifies new industries, such as research and biotechnology, where it can play a… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Kitchell

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Kitchell Most Admired Company: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Jim Swanson, CEO What it does: Handles all aspects of the construction business, from concept through ribbon-cutting and beyond. Admirable quality: Kitchell’s Interactive Virtual Tours (IVTs) draw viewers into the finished space before construction is complete, letting them envision furnishings and flow. It takes the best… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: JE Dunn Construction

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by in AZ Business Magazine

JE Dunn Construction Most Admired Company: 2016 Top Arizona executive: Ben Strobl, vice president of Southwest operations What it does: Commercial construction company. Admirable quality: JE Dunn’s employee on-boarding program, Dunn from Day 1, partners new employees with seasoned employees to help foster a comfortable working relationship and to learn about corporate culture, norms and expectations… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Fennemore Craig

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

Fennemore Craig Most Admired Company: 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Stephen Good, managing partner What it does: A full-service law firm for businesses. Admirable quality: Through the firm’s involvement in Arizona’s water law, tax policy, telecommunications services, and mining and transportation industries, Fennemore Craig has played an instrumental role in moving the region’s economy forward. The… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Equity Methods

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Equity Methods Most Admired Company: 2016 Top Arizona executive: Takis Makridis, president and CEO What it does: Provides valuation, financial reporting, and human resources advisory services. Admirable quality: Every year, Equity Methods’ CEO undertakes an in-house survey called “How to Improve EM” to solicit ideas for improvement and to provide a safe outlet for employees… Read More →