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Amy Hillman – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Amy Hillman - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Amy Hillman – Dean, W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University Hillman, a world-renowned management expert, popular teacher and noted researcher, took over as dean of the W. P. Carey School on March 1. Hillman is the first-ever female dean of the school, which has undergraduate, full-time MBA, part-time MBA and online… Read More →

Lynne Herndon – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Lynne Herndon - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Lynne Herndon – Phoenix city president, BBVA Compass Bank Herndon, who has worked in the banking industry for roughly 25 years, oversees the business lending activities in Phoenix for commercial lending and commercial real estate lending, including treasury management and deposits. Total loans outstanding under management are $950 million. Herndon also serves as the 2012-2013… Read More →

Sheryl Hildebrand – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Sheryl Hildebrand - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Sheryl Hildebrand – Partner, Deloitte Hildebrand is Deloitte’s Phoenix leader for its Enterprise Risk Advisory Services practice. She previously held similar roles in Silicon Valley and Seattle. Hildebrand leads a team of 40 professionals providing internal audit, IT auditing, enterprise risk management and finance process improvement services. Surprising fact: “On sunny weekends, you can find… Read More →

Kathy Hancock – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Kathy Hancock - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Kathy Hancock – Executive director, Fennemore Craig Hancock manages Fennemore’s administration across its offices in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada. Her experience includes complex government relations and issues management projects for business and industry, including mines, energy companies, development companies and manufacturers. Surprising fact: “I asked my husband and he said, ‘You’re a pretty straight shooter.… Read More →

Beth Harmon-Vaughan – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Beth Harmon-Vaughan - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Beth Harmon-Vaughan – Managing principal, Gensler With more than 30 year’s experience, Harmon-Vaughan leads design teams in innovation and service for Gensler in Phoenix. Her body of work, encompassing almost every type of commercial and institutional project, is continually recognized for design excellence. As managing principal, Harmon-Vaughan oversees project design development, management and overall strategy.… Read More →

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 →