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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.

Dawn Nagle: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Dawn Nagle

Dawn Nagle, executive director, Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA) Nagle oversees MPEXA’s initiatives, creating a stronger Greater Phoenix export-driven regional economy, by making exporting easier for businesses. Advice: “Be collaborative with like-minded businesses and organizations to drive substantial change. Stay razor focused on the end result. Never confuse effort with results.” Surprising fact: “I like a bit of adventure.… Read More →

Kate Maynard Hickman: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Kate Maynard Hickman

Kate Maynard Hickman, senior vice president, Alliance Bank of Arizona One of Alliance’s most seasoned bankers, Hickman currently leads treasury management sales, focusing on the nonprofit and political sectors, while serving on the boards of Ryan House and the Arizona Technology Council. Advice: “Don’t be afraid to start ground level and move around within the organization until… Read More →

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, partner, Snell & Wilmer LLP McNeil Staudenmaier is nationally recognized in the areas of Native American Law, Gaming Law and Business Litigation. She represents tribes, tribal entities and businesses who engage in commercial transactions with tribes and tribal entities. Advice: “Maintain your reputation. Once lost or tarnished, it is difficult to repair. Never give… Read More →

Bagnall earns spot on the Inc. 5000 list

Deloitte Report Reveals Mid-Market Companies Expect U.S. Economic Growth, Nation’s Economy

Inc. magazine ranked Bagnall No. 4,634 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp,… Read More →

Melanie D. Logue: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Melanie D. Logue

Melanie D. Logue, PhD, DNP, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, Grand Canyon University Logue earned her PhD/DNP in her home state of Arizona and has a passion for educating the next generation of nurses. Advice: “Embrace change and continuous quality improvement … Learn how to give and receive feedback in a healthy… Read More →

Linda Little: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Linda Little

Linda Little, president, Arizona Region, iHeartMEDIA Little is known for using a combination of broadcast, digital and event marketing assets to create and execute marketing solutions that drive results. Advice: “Be open to change, because it’s a part of the media world … Be open, and always strive to be the one who embraces the new, and… Read More →

Jalina Kerr: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Jalina Kerr

Jalina Kerr, vice president of advisor services, Charles Schwab & Co. Kerr, a 25-year financial services professional, has honed her expertise in client experience and service leadership in each of the roles she has held. Advice: “I encourage more women to consider financial services as a viable career choice. Ultimately, the nature of the industry is… Read More →

Nima Kelly: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Nima Kelly

Nima Kelly, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, GoDaddy Officially, Kelly is responsible for all things legal at GoDaddy — mergers and acquisitions, governance, litigation and intellectual property matters. Unofficially, she is somewhat of a corporate historian because of the tenure and is often referred to as “VP of everything.” Advice: “Broaden your horizons and… Read More →

Dr. Janice Johnston: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Dr. Janice Johnston

Dr. Janice Johnston, MD, co-founder and medical director, Redirect Health Dr. Johnston oversees medical operations and the patient experience, spearheading efforts to enhance quality care while improving administrative efficiencies. Advice: “Don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo in your industry. ‘Because that’s how we’ve always done it’ is not a good reason to continue down an… Read More →

Sintra Hoffman: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Sintra Hoffman

Sintra Hoffman, president and CEO, WESTMARC Hoffman’s professional background includes more than 19 years experience in local, state and federal government. Hoffman led ADOT’s Office of Public Affairs, which focused on building and sustaining relationships with leaders in Arizona’s cities, towns, counties and business community. Advice: “Don’t take things too personal and learn to laugh at yourself.… Read More →

Nicholle Harris: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Nicholle Harris

Nicholle Harris, partner, Gust Rosenfeld Harris represents municipalities across Arizona in various legal issues. She serves on Gust Rosenfeld’s Diversity Committee and was recently named a Top Minority Business Leader by Az Business magazine. Advice: “Remain flexible because the client issues you deal with vary from day to day. Don’t shy away from unchartered territory. I’ve expanded… Read More →

Molly Greene: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Molly Greene

Molly Greene, senior director for state government relations, SRP Greene has worked in public policy for more than 25 years and oversees chambers of commerce engagements, state and local government relations and SRP’s role in providing input and information on the political front. Advice: “Listen carefully and ask questions. If you are an expert in a… Read More →

Sharon Grambow: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Sharon Grambow

Sharon Grambow, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Sun Health Grambow is responsible for Sun Health’s organizational strategy for senior living, as well as the overall management of Sun Health Senior Living’s three Life Care communities — Grandview Terrace, La Loma Village and The Colonnade, and its nearly 600 employees. Advice: “Don’t create self-limiting barriers to… Read More →

Is the FTZ the Valley’s most enticing recruitment tool?

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Arizona has definitely gone global. “We want to extend our hand so that Arizona is an inviting place for foreign direct investment and for companies that are looking to relocate,” says Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. But Arizona hasn’t always been as attractive to global companies. “At one time, we had some issues in the West Valley… Read More →

Dr. Parul Goel: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Dr. Parul Goel

Dr. Parul Goel,  MD, interventional pain management specialist, Barrow Brain and Spine Dr. Goel employs a comprehensive approach to treat the pain conditions of her patients, which includes X-ray guided injection therapy, physical therapy and medication management. Advice: “Do what you are passionate about.  Speak up and trust your instincts.  Surround yourself with a team… Read More →