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Nicole France Stanton – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Nicole France Stanton - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Nicole France Stanton – Partner, Quarles & Brady    The primary focus of France Stanton’s practice is defending professionals such as lawyers, accountants, insurance brokers and others in malpractice actions, earning a spot in The Best Lawyers in America in 2011 and 2013. In 2012, she created the award-winning Stop Bullying AZ to bring awareness… Read More →

Diane Enos – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Diane Enos - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Diane Enos – President,  Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Enos is the second woman elected as president of the SRPMIC. She is dedicated to promoting education for the SRPMIC people and creating new opportunities that allow the traditional O’odham (Pima) and Piipaash (Maricopa) lifestyle to flourish within the community. Enos is the first member of… Read More →

Christine Espinoza – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Christine Espinoza - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Christine Espinoza – Founder and CEO, Platform Scottsdale Espinoza has been selling residential real estate since 1997 and currently works with HomeSmart Elite Group. In 2012, she started a women’s group called Platform Scottsdale. This group welcomes everyone from the stay-at-home mom to the business owner and serves to connect, promote and inspire local women.… Read More →

Judith Dworkin – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Judith Dworkin - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Judith Dworkin – Managing partner, Sacks Tierney Dworkin’s practice is devoted primarily to Indian law and water resources law issues. She also teaches courses in water law and natural resources Law at the ASU College of Law and advises its Indian Law Program. She lectures regularly and publishes on topics relating to economic development on… Read More →

Sara R. Dial – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Sara Dial - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Sara R. Dial – Chief development officer, Discovery Triangle Development Corporation Dial is president and CEO of Sara Dial & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in site selection, government relations, and economic and community development. She also helps lead the Discovery Triangle, a nonprofit services company that hopes to form a coordinated, regional force for… Read More →

Michelle De Blasi – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Michelle De Blasi - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Michelle De Blasi – Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig De Blasi focuses her practice on environmental law, with an emphasis on natural resources matters. She advises clients on energy and environmental matters, including traditional and renewable energy project development, environmental permitting and compliance, and greenhouse gas emissions. She is also co-chair of the Arizona Energy Consortium. Surprising… Read More →

Diane Costantino – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Diane Costantino - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Diane Costantino – Managing partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Costantino has been managing partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers since June 2004. She helps her clients with acquisition structuring, global expansion and other complex tax matters. She also gives back to the community through her involvement in Boys and Girls Clubs and United Way. She also received the Spirit of Philanthropy… Read More →

Tamika Curry Smith – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Tamika Curry Smith - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Tamika Curry Smith – Founder and president, The TCS Group, Inc Curry Smith leads The TCS Group, Inc., a human resources and diversity and inclusion consulting firm. She helps clients resolve human resources and diversity-related issues that impact business and organizational performance. Before founding The TCS Group, Curry Smith was the director of diversity for… Read More →

Debbie Cotton – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Debbie Cotton - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Debbie Cotton – Interim director, Phoenix Convention Center Cotton oversees daily operations of the Phoenix Convention Center, Executive Conference Center, Orpheum Theatre, Symphony Hall and five parking garages. She manages a staff of 240 employees, a budget of $47.5 million, and is the city’s chief representative to the state’s tourism and hospitality industry. Surprising fact:… Read More →

Theresa E. Chacopulos – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Theresa Chacopulos - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Theresa E. Chacopulos – Senior vice president and senior financial advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors Chacopulos was ranked among Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors for 2013 and was ranked No. 1 in the state of Arizona. Chacopulos serves high net worth clients, offering a customized approach to portfolio management. A 29-year financial services veteran, she holds… Read More →

Jan Brewer – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Jan Brewer - 50 Most Influential Womenin AZ Business

Jan Brewer – Governor, State of Arizona Brewer became Arizona’s 22nd governor in 2009, inheriting the worst budget deficit in the country. Through her support of free-market principles, competitive taxes, lean regulations and a ready workforce, she has transformed Arizona into one of the most business-friendly states in the nation. Surprising fact: “I’m a gardener… Read More →

Mara Aspinal – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Mara Aspinal - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Mara Aspinal – President and CEO, Ventana Medical Systems Aspinal, who holds an MBA from Harvard, joined Ventana as president and CEO in 2011. She founded the European Personalized Medicine Association and advised the Obama and Bush administrations on diagnostics and genomics. Surprising fact: “I will attend any live sporting event – from baseball to… Read More →

Diane Brossart – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Diane Brossart - Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Diane Brossart – President and CEO, Arizona Forward Diane Brossart joined the nonprofit civic group — which aims to move Arizona forward environmentally, economically and socially — as a member 30 years ago. She was appointed to her leadership role in 1991, when Valley Forward focused exclusively on Maricopa County. Rebranded as Arizona Forward is… Read More →

Karen M. Abraham – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Karen Abraham - Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Karen M. Abraham – Senior vice president and CFO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Abraham oversees eight departments including finance, taxes, facilities and risk. With 30 years worth of experience at BCBSAZ, she works directly with the CEO on the development of long-range plans and policies. Surprising fact: “My mother was a bookkeeper and… Read More →