Helios Education Foundation Archives

Valley Leadership announces 2015 CEO Advisory Circle


Valley Leadership, the region’s premier leadership organization, announced its 2015 CEO Advisory Circle membership.  The CEO Advisory Circle will help Valley Leadership hone its focus on meeting future leadership needs in a fast-paced, ever-changing landscape. The nine 2015 CEO Circle leaders were selected from diverse industries for their expert perspective on leadership, and for their… Read More →

Each Class of Dropouts costs Arizona $7.6B


The more than 18,000 Arizona students who dropped out of high school this year will produce $7.6 billion less economic activity over their lifetimes than if those same students had graduated, according to a new report by the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable. Cutting the dropout rate in half would generate $3.8 billion more in economic… Read More →

Arizona’s 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders

Clarence McAllister, president and CEO of Fortis Networks,

What would you do it you opened the pages of this magazine and saw Jerry Colangelo listed as one of the 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders in Arizona? You’d do a double take, but it’s not out of the realm of possibilities. Consider this: Among 439,633 Arizonans under age 5 in 2012, this is… Read More →

GPEC announces Board of Directors for FY 2014


The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) today announced the appointment of its Board of Directors for the 2014 fiscal year, as approved by the Executive Committee. Alliance Bank of Arizona CEO James Lundy will continue to lead the Board of Directors as chairman. “As the economy continues to improve, GPEC’s team of results-driven board directors… Read More →

Helios Founding Chair Named 2013 Afterschool Champion

Vince Roig 02.2011

Education advocate and founding chairman of the Helios Education Foundation, Vince Roig, has been named the 2013 Afterschool Champion by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE). Roig will receive the award on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the 12th Annual Arizona Statewide Afterschool Conference & Awards of Excellence Luncheon at the Phoenix Convention Center, North… Read More →

Scientific internship helps build Arizona’s biomedical workforce

Krauss Honored For Science

Arizona’s future leaders in biology and medicine graduated today from one of the nation’s premier scientific internship programs, sponsored by Helios Education Foundation and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The 45 interns in the 2013 Helios Scholars at TGen summer internship program completed eight weeks of biomedical investigations and presented their findings at a… Read More →

The 25 Most Influential Hispanic Business Leaders


Benito Almanza Arizona president Bank of America Born into a family of migrant workers, Almanza is now responsible for all lines of business efforts, community and civic activities in the state. The graduate of Stanford University and the University of Santa Clara has been with Bank of America for 30 years, working in California before… Read More →

Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Honored

Pamela Overton Risoleo
by in Business News | Events | Legal | Nonprofit

Pamela Overton Risoleo, a shareholder and co-chair of the Phoenix litigation practice of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, will be honored Feb. 23 by YWCA Maricopa County as its “2013 Tribute to Leadership – Community Service Corporate Leader.” Overton’s recognition is for her many years dedicated to philanthropic causes and for her passion for… Read More →

YWCA Hosts 2013 Tribute To Leadership Gala

Desert Schools - community service and leadership award
by in Business News | Events

YWCA Maricopa County will Host its 20th annual Tribute To Leadership Gala on February 23, 2013, at the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix at 6:00pm. Guests will be provided an elegant setting to dine and dance to the wonderful Upper East Side Big Band. Tribute To Leadership, our largest event of the year, will honor those who have… Read More →