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Sherri Slayton: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Sherri Slayton, executive vice president , Alliance Bank of Arizona Slayton has more than 30 years of commercial lending and retail banking experience.  She is a member of Flagstaff 40 and a Regional Council member for First Things First in the Coconino Region. Greatest accomplishment: “Helping other women succeed in their careers while balancing their family… Read More →

Cathy Valenzuela: Most Influential Women

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Cathy Valenzuela, president, Arizona Business Bank Greatest accomplishment: “The many ways I have been able to help my customers, co-workers and family achieve their goals and aspirations. And I sincerely believe my greatest achievements are yet to come.” Childhood aspiration: “I loved to draw, paint and create other artwork and was sure I was destined to… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women

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A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Patricia Rourke: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Patricia Rourke, market president, Bankers Trust Rourke began her banking career in Iowa. She joined Bankers Trust in 1983, and moved to Arizona in 2007 to serve as Phoenix market president. Greatest accomplishment: “Growing the Bankers Trust brand and learning a completely new market has been my greatest accomplishment.” Childhood aspiration: “Growing up I planned to… Read More →

UMB Bank promotes Ashley Hawkins in Phoenix

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UMB Bank, n.a., a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation, has announced that it has promoted Ashley Hawkins to client relationship manager in Phoenix. In her new role, Hawkins is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with clients and leading the bank’s consumer sales efforts. Hawkins has more than five years of experience in the financial… Read More →

Christine Nowaczyk: Most Influential Women

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Christine Nowaczyk, senior vice president, Bank of Arizona Nowaczyk earned the 2015 Meritorious Service Award from the Association for Corporate Growth, which is the highest honor ACG bestows on its members. Greatest accomplishment: “Having contributed to the success of Bank of Arizona by building a strong team with a solid reputation and the privilege of serving… Read More →

Annette G. Musa: Most Influential Women in Arizona

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Annette G. Musa, Arizona market president, Comerica Bank Musa is market president and regional manager for Comerica’s wealth management business. She also leads Comerica’s Arizona Management Council. Musa has more than 30 years of wealth management experience, 25 of those in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. In 2014, she was named “Woman of the Year” by the… Read More →

Enterprise University announces fall course line-up

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Enterprise Bank & Trust (EBT), focused on the financial needs of privately-held businesses, their owner’s families, executives and professionals, announces its fall 2015 Enterprise University (EU) course schedule and new course location. This fall’s EU courses will be held at the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), engaging even more business community members. EU provides free educational seminars on a… Read More →

Wells Fargo donates $27,000 to 10 nonprofits

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Wells Fargo will contribute $27,000 to 10 nonprofits to recognize the valuable contributions the company’s Arizona team members have made to the groups.  The contributions are made through Wells Fargo’s Volunteer Service Award program which recognizes Wells Fargo team members who make an exceptional impact through volunteerism. The nonprofit where each winner volunteers receives a grant from… Read More →

Alliance backs $2M loan for Gilbert business

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Alliance Bank of Arizona, a division of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bank, approved a $2 million loan for an innovative new EVO Swim School facility, as a part of the bank’s SBA Loan Program to construct the company’s second location in Gilbert. EVO Swim School officially opened its doors in the San Tan area of Gilbert… Read More →

Bo Hughes: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Bo Hughes, CFO and COO, Pinnacle Bank Hughes has a dual role as chief financial and chief operating officer. Greatest accomplishment: “I love the team we have built here at Pinnacle Bank. Every day, I get to work with talented, results-oriented people.” Childhood aspiration: “When I was 8, I wanted to be an airplane pilot.… Read More →

Sue Hasenstein: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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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 →

BMO Harris Bank adds new features to mobile app

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BMO Harris Bank announced the latest enhancements to its mobile banking app with the introduction of Touch ID and Passcode – technologies which give customers fast access to the must-have mobile banking features in the app on their iPhone or Android smartphone. Touch ID is a seamless way for customers on iPhone to use their… Read More →

Arizona joins states using Uniform Mortgage Test

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The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has announced that the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions (the Department) began using the National SAFE Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) Test with Uniform State Content on July 15, bringing the total number of state agencies that use the test to 47. The Department regulates non-bank mortgage lending in… Read More →