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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.

Cynthia A. Ricketts: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Cynthia Ricketts

Cynthia A. Ricketts, co-founding partner, Sacks, Ricketts & Case LLP Ricketts, a lifelong resident of Phoenix, focuses her practice on complex consumer and employment class action defense and commercial litigation matters. Prior to founding her firm, Ricketts was the most senior woman partner at DLA Piper. Advice: “Don’t expect it to be easy. Work hard and develop… Read More →

Cathy Reece: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Cathy Reece

Cathy Reece, director, Fennemore Craig Reece chairs Fennemore Craig’s Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Group focusing on loan workouts,  distressed asset sales, complex restructures of real estate, mining, operating companies, among others. She is recognized  in Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation and Legal Advisor of the Year by M&A Advisor. Advice: “Learn to think outside the… Read More →

Melanie Pate: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Melanie Pate

Melanie Pate, partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP Pate  received the firm’s John P. Frank Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award in 2016 and is former chief counsel of the Arizona Civil Rights Division in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. Advice: “Focus on listening to your clients’ needs and providing practical solutions that mitigate risk… Read More →

Deborah Ostreicher: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Deborah Ostreicher

Deborah Ostreicher, assistant aviation director, City of Phoenix Prior to her current position, Ostreicher lived and worked overseas in corporate responsibility, computers and media. Advice: “Support, don’t compete with, other women. Surround yourself with the smartest people you can find — men and women. You will not only get the job done, but you’ll learn a… Read More →

Mary Orlando: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Mary Orlando

Mary Orlando, assistant vice president of banking and insurance solutions, USAA Orlando led USAA through a complex culture change to improve the member experience for loans. As an expert in process improvement and design, her team shortened the cycle time for third party calls and improved its ability to resolve member problems. Advice: “Be true… Read More →

Pam Nenaber: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Pam Nenaber

Pam Nenaber, CEO, Banner Health Pharmacy Services Prior to her current role, Nenaber was CEO for Banner Gateway Medical Center and COO for Banner Medical Group, which has more than 1,100 providers in 197 locations across six states. Advice: “Always be willing to try something new. You never know how new experiences may change your perspective and push… Read More →

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 →