Az Business Leaders Archives

Deborah Griffin – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Deborah Griffin – President of the Board of Directors, Gila River Casinos Griffin started in the accounting department in 1999 and in 2004, joined the marketing team until 2006, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors as president. Greatest accomplishment: “Contributing to the long-term sustainability and growth of the Gila River Indian Community.”… Read More →

Fennemore Craig shareholder elected to Childsplay Board


Fennemore Craig announced Susan Wissink, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been elected to serve as Vice President of Childsplay Board of Trustees. “We are proud of our attorneys’ willingness to serve in the community,” said Tim Berg, managing partner at Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Susan on her dedication to supporting initiatives to… Read More →

Leah Freed – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Leah Freed – Managing Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins Freed is the managing shareholder of Ogletree’s Phoenix office, one of the world’s largest labor and employment firms. Freed has extensive experience advising and defending employers. Greatest accomplishment: “Being selected as the managing shareholder of the Ogletree Phoenix office at the age of 36.” Surprising fact: “I have… Read More →

Susan Frank – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Susan Frank – CEO, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Highly active in the credit union movement and in community improvement efforts on behalf of DSFCU, Frank leads her employees by exemplifying her personal passion and commitment to the industry. She has more than 35 years of experience working with financial institutions, with 33 years dedicated to credit… Read More →

Michele Finney – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Michele Finney – CEO, Abrazo Health In May, Finney, an accomplished healthcare leader who ran health networks in California, was named CEO of Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona with six hospitals and a network of primary care and specialty clinics. Greatest accomplishment: “I led a multi-phase development plan for… Read More →

Karen Dickinson – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Karen Dickinson – Shareholder, Polsinelli Dickinson is an international business attorney with extensive experience negotiating and advising clients on complex international deals and e-commerce legal issues. She is chair of the Arizona District Export Council and a founding member of Arizona Women in International Trade. Greatest accomplishment: “Flying to England with a Japanese client to negotiate… Read More →

Janna Day – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Janna Day – Managing Partner, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck With two decades of legal experience and numerous high profile public policy accomplishments, Day is regarded as one of Arizona’s top lawyer lobbyists and is also president of the State Board for Charter Schools. Greatest accomplishment: “I advocated for tax legislation, helping to ensure the preservation… Read More →

Kathy Coover – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Kathy Coover – Co-founder, Isagenix International An internationally-recognized leader, trainer and ambassador for the direct sales profession, Coover has helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs achieve financial freedom, including more than 100 Isagenix millionaires.  Greatest accomplishment: Co-founding Isagenix to help hundreds of thousands of people transform their lives physically and financially.” Surprising fact: “I’m 62… Read More →

Mary Collum – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Mary Collum – Senior Vice President, National Bank of Arizona Collum is a senior vice president and director of private banking at National Bank of Arizona, with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Greatest accomplishment: “Creating the Private Bank from scratch was my most challenging and rewarding professional accomplishment.” Surprising… Read More →

Arizona Oncology’s Janicek Earns Top 10 Doctor Award


, gynecologic oncologist with Arizona Oncology, a practice in The U.S. Oncology Network, was recently named a recipient of the 2014 Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award. This honor recognizes physicians, by specialty, with the highest patient ratings in their communities. “Vitals established the Top 10 Doctor Award to help patients easily identify the highest-rated doctors… Read More →

Luci Chen – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Luci Chen – Partner, Arizona Center for Cancer Care Chen is partner at Arizona Center for Cancer Care and an award-winning medical researcher and radiation oncologist. She is also a volunteer/fundraiser for American Cancer Society, Tesseract, MADD, Salvation Army, Goodwill and Heifer International. Greatest accomplishment: “Co-founding Arizona Cancer Specialists (now Arizona Center for Cancer Care).”… Read More →

Delia Carlyle – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Delia Carlyle – Councilwoman, Ak-Chin Indian Commuinity Carlyle is the first Native American woman inducted into the Arizona Democratic Hall of Fame; served as chairwoman of Arizona Indian Gaming Association; and was the first recipient of the Phyllis Bigpond Lifetime Achievement Award.  Greatest accomplishment: “My long-term service to my community and my children and grandchildren.” Surprising… Read More →

Janet G. Betts – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Janet G. Betts – Member, Sherman & Howard Betts is a published author and is recognized in Best Lawyers in America. Greatest accomplishment: “I am a zealous advocate, leading my clients with integrity and perseverance through challenging business situations to meet their expectations and goals. My greatest accomplishment: Achieving the end result, with a thank… Read More →

Dr. Amy Beiter – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Dr. Amy Beiter – President and CEO, Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital and Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute Under her leadership, St. Mary’s has been ranked among the top hospitals in the country for quality and patient safety. Greatest accomplishment: “Working alongside medical staff, nursing professionals and associates to establish one of this region’s most sophisticated… Read More →