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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.

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 →

Sandy Gibson: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Sandy Gibson

Sandy Gibson, chief operating officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Gibson’s job is to keep BCBSAZ running smoothly. At BCBSAZ, Gibson leads by example with a daily focus on the company’s products, technology, financial performance and customer experience. Advice: “It is important to understand the big picture. Everyone should give themselves the chance to get… Read More →

Karen S. Gaylord: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Karen S. Gaylord

Karen S. Gaylord, partner, Jennings, Haug & Cunningham Gaylord has been recognized as one of Arizona’s top environmental lawyers by her peers, clients and the business community. Municipalities, water providers, businesses and individuals rely on her to counsel them on environmental and natural resources matters related to their business operations and new developments. Gaylord is also… Read More →

Kate Gallego: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Kate Gallego

Kate Gallego, vice mayor, City of Phoenix Gallego, an advocate for infrastructure investment, chaired the campaign to pass Proposition 104, Phoenix’s 50-year transportation plan. Advice: “Negotiate your salary. I was proud to lead the effort to pass the Equal Pay Ordinance at the Phoenix City Council, which works toward closing the pay gap between men and women.… Read More →

Roxann Gallagher: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Roxann Gallagher

Roxann Gallagher, attorney, Sacks Tierney P.A. Gallagher’s practice focuses on business and finance, public finance and Indian law, with an emphasis on economic development. She is board chair for Native American Connections. Advice: “Take advantage of the gifts that most women innately possess … including the ability to think strategically, work collaboratively, focus on minute details without… Read More →

Ruth Engle: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Ruth Engle

Ruth Engle, executive vice president and CFO, Troon Golf Engle joined Troon Golf after serving as vice president and controller of the aerospace division of Honeywell International. During her time at Honeywell, she also held vice president and CFO positions over three leading divisions. Advice: “Rising through the ranks as a female within a male dominated industry has… Read More →

Jaime R. Daddona: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Jaime R. Daddona

Jaime R. Daddona, partner, Squire Patton Boggs Daddona’s practice focuses on corporate matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, securities offerings and compliance, and corporate governance. She is also active in community and charitable organizations and is a director of My Help Button, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention. Advice: “Work harder and smarter… Read More →

Roopali Desai: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Roopali Desai

Roopali Desai, partner, Coppersmith Brockelman Desai is among the state’s top election and government law attorneys, as well as a sought-after commercial litigator. Advice: “Even if you are not sure of yourself or have doubts about your abilities, take a risk because you will inevitably surprise yourself and those around you, and it will lead to… Read More →

Kami Cothrun: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Kami Cothrun

Kami Cothrun, founder, Pieceful Solutions Cothrun is the founder of Pieceful Solutions schools, which opened in 2008 to offer children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays a comprehensive program from kindergarten through 12th grade. Advice: “Never give up. I’m a believer in the saying, ‘Where there is a will, there is a way.’ No matter what… Read More →