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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.

Sue Hasenstein: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


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


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


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


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


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 →

Lori L. Winkelman: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Lori L. Winkelman, partner, Quarles & Brady LLP Winkelman is serving a three-year term as a Ninth Circuit lawyer representative; is vice president of Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court; and is among Southwest Super Lawyers’ Top 25 female lawyers. Childhood aspiration: “I was a late bloomer and didn’t go to law school until I was… Read More →

Lauren Bailey: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Lauren Bailey, co-founder, Upward Projects Bailey focuses on the conceptualization, design and operations four Postino industrial wine cafes; Windsor, a pub-style neighborhood hangout; Churn, the adjoining nostalgic ice cream shop; Federal Pizza, an artisan pizza restaurant; and two Joyride Taco Houses. Greatest accomplishment: “Creating a company culture that puts people first, every time.” Childhood aspiration: “I… Read More →

Karen Anderson: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Karen Anderson, MD, PhD, associate professor, ASU Biodesign Institute Anderson is focused on understanding how the immune response can be used to detect and alter cancer development. Anderson’s team identifies target tumor and viral proteins and pushes scientific understanding of the mechanisms of the immune regulation of cancer. Greatest accomplishment: “ Inventing diagnostic assays for cancer and… Read More →

Jennifer Anderson: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Jennifer Anderson, senior vice president and regional manager, Wells Fargo Greatest accomplishment: “Working my way up to lead Wells Fargo’s 200-person business banking group in Arizona. I began my career with Wells Fargo in 1997 as a credit analyst, so it was a proud accomplishment for me.” Childhood aspiration: “I wanted to be an equine/large animal veterinarian.  I… Read More →

Amy Abdo: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Amy Abdo, director, Fennemore Craig Abdo is a litigator focusing on business disputes, professional liability and employment litigation.  She is a member of Fennemore Craig’s five-person Management Committee and serves as Litigation Section Chair. Greatest accomplishment: “My first mentor – a brilliant and talented attorney – enthusiastically referred one of his top clients to me.” Childhood… Read More →

Ioanna Morfessis: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Ioanna Morfessis, founder, IO.INC As an economic development executive, including time as the founder of GPEC, Morfessis helped attract nearly $30 billion in private capital investment and created more than 200,000 new direct jobs. Greatest accomplishment: “Helping to improve the quality of life and economies in the communities I served.” Childhood aspiration: “I dreamed about being… Read More →

Hope Leibsohn: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Hope Leibsohn, member, Sherman & Howard Liebsohn has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of estate planning involving wills, trusts, charitable techniques, estate freezes and other sophisticated wealth transfer strategies. She was appointed by former Gov. Janet Napolitano and reappointed by former Gov. Jan Brewer as vice chairman of the Arizona Family College… Read More →

SOL Mexican Cocina offers Baja cuisine with a modern twist


When the food on a plate is so seductive that it’s devoured before it can be photographed and shared with the social media stratosphere, you know it’s something special. SOL Mexican Cocina in the Scottsdale Quarter is something special. Executive Chef Deborah Schneider has created bold, modern interpretations of traditional coastal Mexican cuisine with a… Read More →

How can you raise financially savvy children?

With school out for the summer, there’s no better time to teach children about money and finances, experts say. “By teaching children the importance of opportunity costs at a young age, we can better prepare them to become confident and successful members of our community once they enter the real world,” says Jim Lundy, CEO… Read More →

Arizona’s best resorts offer summer staycation deals

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Wildfire Pool.

Need a summer getaway? Stay home and save money. Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants. So you can forget about flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that are designed specifically… Read More →