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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.

Betsy Kuzas: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Betsy Kuzas, chief operating officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Phoenix Children’s highest-ranking woman heads up construction and facilities, including the hospital’s $538 million expansion, commanding respect in a role traditionally dominated by men. Greatest accomplishment: “Leading the complex expansion of Phoenix Children’s. My first priority was to assemble an expert team.” Childhood aspiration: “Healthcare was the family… Read More →

Rebecca Kuhn: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Rebecca Kuhn, executive vice president, Banner Health Kuhn is responsible for oversight of community hospitals, medical centers and operating units including Banner Medical Group, Banner Home Care and Banner Hospice. Greatest accomplishment: “My career journey – starting as an ICU nurse and progressing through clinical, education and leadership roles to an executive position in a… Read More →

Rosey Koberlein: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Rosey Koberlein, CEO, Long Companies Koberlein is the CEO of Long Companies and has served in branch and senior management positions within Long Realty since 1991. This year, she was named to the Swanepoel Power 200 Most Powerful People in Real Estate. Greatest accomplishment: “Thriving through the recession. Our organization is better today than 2006. More focused,… Read More →

Eileen Klein: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Eileen Klein, president, Arizona Board of Regents Klein oversees the $4 billion Arizona public university system and works with university presidents to achieve ambitious goals to increase degree production, double research activity and reform instructional delivery and financing of the university system. Childhood aspiration: “I love animals and originally planned to become a zoologist or… Read More →

Carolyn J. Johnsen: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Carolyn J. Johnsen, partner, Dickinson Wright Johnsen focuses on business restructurings and creating complex plans, strategies and structures for multi-million dollar companies in multiple industries. She serves on the Smithsonian Libraries Board and co-chairs the national alumnae of the Direct Women Board Institute, dedicated to advancing women to serve on corporate boards. Greatest accomplishment: “Attaining… Read More →

Isabelle Jazo: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Isabelle Jazo, senior vice president of brand strategy, LaneTerralever Jazo leads the agency’s Strategy and Analytics Department, bringing more than 22 years of marketing, account planning, consumer research and analytics experience to ensure LaneTerralever’s strategies are both effective ands creative. Jazo is skilled at aligning clients’ business goals, business challenges and consumer insights into actionable… Read More →

Veronique James: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Veronique James, CEO, The James Agency Greatest accomplishment: “I have built a sustainable concept from scratch that provides valuable services to businesses and a healthy source of income to 25 employees and their families.” Childhood aspiration: “I always thought I would be an architect and initially pursued an architectural degree at the U of A.… Read More →

WESTMARC turns West Valley into healthcare hotbed

Dr. Miles Howard utilizes da Vinci Robotic Surgery technology at Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital.

There was a time when many West Valley residents had to travel to downtown Phoenix or the East Valley for specialized healthcare services and treatments. Times have dramatically changed. “Whether it’s specialized pediatric care, trauma care, cutting-edge heart care, or state-of-the-art cancer care, you can find some of the leading providers of those services in… Read More →

Bo Hughes: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Bo Hughes, CFO and COO, Pinnacle Bank Hughes has a dual role as chief financial and chief operating officer. Greatest accomplishment: “I love the team we have built here at Pinnacle Bank. Every day, I get to work with talented, results-oriented people.” Childhood aspiration: “When I was 8, I wanted to be an airplane pilot.… Read More →

Melissa Ho: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Melissa Ho, shareholder, Polsinelli Ho, who was included in Lawyers of Color’s inaugural Hot List in 2013, practices law in the areas of government investigations and white-collar criminal defense.  Greatest accomplishment: “Being selected in 2014 for the Judge Learned Hand Award Emerging Leadership Award in recognition for my commitment to public and community service.” Childhood aspiration:… Read More →

Sue Hasenstein: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Sue Hasenstein, senior vice president, BMO Harris Bank Hasenstein oversees all sales functions within the Premier Services Banking for Arizona. She is accountable for revenue and balance sheet growth for a team that provides personalized financial services to individuals with investable assets from $250,000-$1 million. Childhood aspiration: “I wanted to be a doctor to make a… Read More →

Alisa Gray: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Alisa Gray, shareholder, Tiffany & Bosco Gray, a a certified yoga instructor at Desert Song Healing Arts Center, practices probate litigation and mediation. Greatest accomplishment: “Creating and maintaining balance among a thriving elder law practice, a young family, and yoga – a balance I draw on every day in my law practice, my teaching, and my… Read More →

Judith S. Gordon: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Judith S. Gordon, associate professor and associate head for research at the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine Gordon, who has been involved in research projects totaling more than $42 million, developed the first mobile app to help women quit smoking, eat well and get moving. Greatest accomplishment: “Helping to reduce the morbidity… Read More →

Rita Cheng: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Rita Cheng, president, Northern Arizona University Rita Cheng serves as the 16th president of NAU. As a first-generation and non-traditional college graduate, Cheng firmly believes in making higher education accessible and affordable for all students. Current challenge: “We have to continue to be as entrepreneurial as possible, offering programs that are connected to not only life… Read More →

Glynis Bryan: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Glynis Bryan, CFO, Insight Enterprises Bryan is responsible for setting the company’s financial strategies; ensuring the company has the appropriate financial and operating controls and systems in place to support future growth; developing financial and business planning models and operating metrics to increase return on invested capital; and serving as a financial and business advisor to the… Read More →