Az Business Leaders Archives

Susan Frank – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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 →

Trish Bear – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Trish Bear – President and CEO, I-ology Bear’s leadership helped make I-ology, a 16-year-old web strategy and development firm, one of Arizona’s fastest-growing woman-owned businesses. Greatest accomplishment: “After 16 years of business, leading the organization out of a brutal recession and launching a revised business model that creates more value for both clients and employees.” Surprising… Read More →

Nazneen Aziz – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Nanzeen Aziz – Senior Vice President and Chief Research Officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Aziz has held executive leadership positions in healthcare, biotechnology and was on the faculty at Harvard. She received her Ph.D. from MIT. Greatest accomplishment: “Imbuing the love of science and medicine to my daughters, who are both headed towards a career in… Read More →

Inilex Appoints Cichon as CTO; Promotes Ream

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Inilex, a leading provider of intelligent telemetry solutions for vehicles, is strengthening its leadership team with the addition of Robert Cichon as the company’s new chief technology officer (CTO), and the promotion of Kelly Ream to director of training. Cichon joins as a seasoned technology veteran with more than 20 years of experience developing, implementing… Read More →