Author Archives: Michael Gossie

Michael Gossie

About Michael Gossie

Michael Gossie is a competitive marathon runner, Ironman triathlete and 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 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.

Leadership spotlight: Jim Belfiore


Jim Belfiore President Belfiore Real Estate Consulting Belfiore has 15 years experience in real estate research and analysis. During the last eight years, he and his team have helped Arizona developers, homebuilders, lenders, investors, and brokers understand buyers, macro and micro-level supply and demand conditions, and potential outcomes of community development and building strategies.… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Ari Bai

November 1, 2013 by in Az Business Leaders | Legal

Ari Bai Shareholder Polsinelli Bai has extensive experience protecting client products in the mechanical, electrical and computer industries. Bai previously served as in-house patent counsel for a large national medical device company. He also worked as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington. Biggest challenge: “The biggest obstacle I… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Craig R. Barrett

October 31, 2013 by in Az Business Leaders | Tech

Craig R. Barrett Retired CEO and chairman, Intel Corporation; chairman, Arizona Ready Education Council Intel Corporation The retired Intel CEO successfully led the corporation through some of its worst times, including the burst of the dot-com bubble and a severe recession. He is now leading the Arizona Ready Education Council, which will develop and… Read More →

12 ways to look perfect for the holiday party

October 31, 2013 by in New You | Style

You’ve got the perfect dress. The perfect pumps. The perfect date. You want to look in the mirror and see Katy Perry, but all you see is Tyler Perry. It’s not too late. There is still time to tuck and pluck, nip and snip so you’ll look more like Madonna and less like Madea for… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Mara G. Aspinall


Mara G. Aspinall President and CEO Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Aspinall founded the European Personalized Medicine Association and advised the Obama and Bush administrations on diagnostics and genomics. Biggest challenge: “My college and postgrad majors were in business, yet I‘ve made my career in biotech where a strong science background is an distinct advantage.… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Susan Anable


Susan Anable Vice president of public affairs for the Southwest Region Cox Communications The ASU graduate grew up in Wyoming and worked for the Arizona Senate Research Staff before joining Cox Communications in 2001. She has been instrumental in creating legislation and regulatory policy that enables Cox to fairly compete and succeed, including passage… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Rhonda Anderson


Rhonda Anderson CEO Cardon Children’s Hospital Anderson played an integral role in the planning and development of the child- and family-centered facility which opened in 2009. Anderson’s healthcare leadership experiences include serving as a nurse, educator, chief nursing officer, COO and executive vice president. She also serves on national healthcare reform committees. Biggest challenge:… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Richard Adkerson

October 27, 2013 by in Az Business Leaders

Richard Adkerson Vice chairman, president and CEO Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Adkerson, named The Best CEO in Metals and Mining by Institutional Investor magazine for the past four years, serves on the boards of the Arizona Commerce Authority and GPEC. Biggest challenge: “When the financial meltdown occurred in the second half of 2008,… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Benito Almanza

October 25, 2013 by in Az Business Leaders | Banking

Benito Almanza Arizona Market President Bank of America Benito is Bank of America Arizona Market President. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of Santa Clara, he has been with the bank for 34 years.  He currently chairs the Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board and is a member of the Teach for America Arizona… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Muhammad Ali


Muhammad Ali Founder Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center In 1997, the former heavyweight boxing champion teamed up with philanthropist Jimmy Walker and Dr. Abraham Lieberman to combine clinical and research expertise with community support and emotional care and create the MAPC, a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence and an outstanding resource for people with… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Kelley Ahrens


Kelley Ahrens Vice president CBRE Ahrens is a Vice President of CBRE’s Healthcare Services Group working with healthcare systems, physicians and institutional investors creating strategic business plans to protect asset and operational value.  With her over 15 years commercial real estate experience, she is actively involved in all aspects of a transaction cycle.  She… Read More →

Bikram Yoga made me a better athlete

October 22, 2013 by in Healthy Living | Shape

For most endurance athletes, the number 26 means one thing: The number of miles in a marathon. But when I decided to take on triathlons in an effort to preserve my knees and protect my body from the pounding I gave it through a lifetime of running, the opposite happened. I was sore all over… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Jim Achen, Jr.

October 22, 2013 by in Az Business Leaders

Jim Achen, Jr. Senior vice president Transwestern Jim specializes primarily in the leasing and sales of office properties on behalf of private, institutional, entrepreneurial and developer clients. Active in Phoenix commercial real estate brokerage since 1992, Jim has been a consistent top producer and a recipient of numerous awards for exceptional achievement. Best advice… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Don Garner

October 21, 2013 by in Az Business Leaders | Banking

Don Garner Executive vice president Alliance Bank of Arizona Garner is executive vice president and statewide real estate manager for Alliance Bank of Arizona’s commercial real estate group. Garner has more than 25 years of experience in commercial and residential lending in Arizona and has been with Alliance Bank since its inception in 2003.… Read More →

Educators say executives can increase workplace value
October 12, 2013 by in Careers | Economy | Education | Featured

Despite signs of what most people view as a recovering economy, more than half of Arizona’s workforce stresses over job security. A recent University of Phoenix survey revealed that 61 percent of working adults worry about losing their jobs in the current economic climate and 20 percent anguish over it at least once a week.… Read More →