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Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women

A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business.

“The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women under consideration and chose 50 influential women, five Generation Next women to watch and 12 groundbreakers in commercial real estate.”

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Green said all the women featured have earned influence in their respective fields through demonstrated track records of profitability, leadership and innovation.   

The women selected to the 2015 list for 2015 and honored Thursday were:

Amy Abdo, director, Fennemore Craig

Jennifer Anderson, senior vice president and regional manager, Wells Fargo

Karen Anderson, researcher, ASU’s Biodesign Institute

Lauren Bailey, founder, Upward Projects

Glynis Bryan, CFO, Insight Enterprises

Rita Cheng, president, NAU

Judith S. Gordon, associate professor and associate head for research at the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine

Alisa Gray, shareholder, Tiffany & Bosco

Sue Hasenstein, BMO Harris Bank

Melissa Ho, Polsinelli

Bo Hughes, CFO and COO, Pinnacle Bank

Veronique James, CEO, The James Agency

Isabelle Jazo, senior vice president of strategy, LaneTerralever

Carolyn J. Johnsen, Dickinson Wright

Eileen Klein, Arizona Board of Regents

Rosey Koberlein, CEO, Long Companies

Becky Kuhn, executive vice president, Banner Health

Betsy Kuzas, chief operating officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Michelle Lawrie, economic development director, Goodyear

Nona Lee, SVP and general counsel, Arizona Diamondbacks

Hope Leibsohn, member, Sherman & Howard

Stacey L. Lihn, Gallagher & Kennedy

Tina Machado, president, CodeRed-I

Carol May, president, Wisdom Natural Brands DBA SweetLeaf

Sara McCoy, first female to manage a power plant for SRP

Erica McGinnis, president and CEO, AIG Advisor Group

Tammy McLeod, vice president, APS

Rose Megian, president and CEO, Health Net of Arizona

Dion Messer, general counsel – intellectual property, Limelight Networks

MaryAnn Miller, senior vice president, Avnet

Ioanna Morfessis, president, IO.Inc.

Harriet Mountcastle-Walsh,VP and General Counsel, Honeywell

Annette G. Musa, Arizona market president, Comerica Bank

Christine Nowaczyk, senior vice president, Bank of Arizona

Deborah Pearson, Arizona State Credit Union

Susan Pepin, president and CEO, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Suzanne Pfister, president and CEO, St. Luke’s Health Initiatives

Christina Roderick, principal, REDW

Patricia Rourke, market president, Bankers Trust

Lisa Sanchez, COO, The CORE Institute

Adelaida V. Severson, president and CEO, Bushtex

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ 9th District

Sherri Slayton, Alliance Bank of Arizona

Wendi A. Sorensen, Burch & Cracchiolo

Molly Stockley, vice president of hospital growth, CTCA

Cathy Valenzuela, president, Arizona Business Bank

Kimberly Van Amburg, CEO, Casino Del Sol Resort

Cheryl Vogt, managing director, Marsh

Cynthia Walter, president, BAGNALL

Lori L. Winkelman, Quarles & Brady LLP

The groundbreakers selected from the commercial real estate world were:

Kathy Bollinger, executive vice president of University Medicine, Banner Health

Danielle Casey, economic development director, City of Scottsdale

Cindy Cooke, senior executive vice president, Colliers International

Karen Halpert, senior vice president, Head of Property Management, VEREIT, Inc.

Diane Jacobs, principal, Holly Street Studio Architects

Alison Melnychenko, vice president of marketing , DTZ

Jody Pokorski, partner, Snell & Wilmer

Barbi Reuter, COO, Cushman & Wakefield

Maria Salenger, senior associate, Jones Studio

Cathy Thuringer, principal, Trammell Crow

Alisa Timm, director of management services, Lincoln Property Company

Vicki Williams, senior vice president, commercial real estate, Alliance Bank of Arizona

In addition to the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business, Az Business also selects five “Generation Next” women who are making an impact on Arizona, even though they are less than 40 years old. Those women selected for 2014 are:

Denyse Airheart, interim director of economic development, City of Maricopa

Jessica Benford, shareholder, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

Dr. Ivana Dzeletovic, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Stephanie Parra, executive director, T.W. Lewis Foundation

Teresa M. Pilatowicz, of counsel, Garman Turner Gordon

Women.Format

Lauren Bailey: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Lauren Bailey, co-founder, Upward Projects

Bailey focuses on the conceptualization, design and operations four Postino industrial wine cafes; Windsor, a pub-style neighborhood hangout; Churn, the adjoining nostalgic ice cream shop; Federal Pizza, an artisan pizza restaurant; and two Joyride Taco Houses.

Greatest accomplishment: “Creating a company culture that puts people first, every time.”

Childhood aspiration: “I wanted to be an artist. Doing creative work has always been a guiding force for me in business.”

Reception: The 2015 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business will be recognized at the Most Influential Women in Arizona Cocktail Party on August 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Chateau Luxe. Click here to purchase tickets.

Hall of Fame 2014

Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame honors innovators

Prepare yourself for a new flavor of ceremony at this year’s Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame, presented by the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and the Scottsdale League for the Arts. The star-studded soiree will be held at Scottsdale’s premier entertainment venue, Livewire. Photos of Arizona’s culinary legends will light up the 25-foot HD diagonal video wall, while the names of this year’s nominees will carousel on the mezzanine’s sweeping LED screen. Unlike previous celebrations of the Grand Canyon state’s culinary masters, this year’s tickets will be available to the general public for $25.

The ceremony will recognize 2015’s best chef, restaurateur, and beverage master. All of last year’s recipients (Joe Johnston of Agritopia, Joe’s Real BBQ and Joe’s Farm Grill; Craig DeMarco & Lauren Bailey of Upward Projects; Aaron Chamberlin of St. Francis and Phoenix Public Market Café; and Micah Olson of Bar Crudo) will present the award to 2015’s culinary tastemakers. What’s more, small bites will be provided by each of the 2014 Culinary Hall of Fame recipients for those in attendance.

Also as part of this year’s event, the late Glenn Humphrey, an icon in the culinary world in Phoenix, will be recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to his family in memory of his achievements in the culinary landscape of Arizona.  Judith Wolf, a leader in childhood arts education and director of arts programs at Young Arts Arizona, will receive this year’s Alex Simon Award. 

Along with their induction into the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame, winners will be presented with their own Ed Mell-designed trophy that has been given to each inductee over the 24-year history, and $500 will be donated to the charitable organization of their choosing. An electoral kitchen including chefs, mixologists, media, farmers, organization leaders and board members will vote for this year’s inductees.   The voting body includes the Scottsdale League for the Arts membership, the food and beverage community, the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and all past recipients of the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame awards.

When: Monday, March 30 at 6:30 pm

Where: Livewire, 7320 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Tickets: $25 per person, tickets can be purchased at www.scottsdalefest.org

Postino Annex, Upward Projects

Postino opens newest location in 1950s art studio next month

Next Wednesday, Oct. 1, the latest Postino WineCafé location, Postino Annex (615 S. College Avenue) will open in Tempe inside a revamped former art studio just steps away from the ASU campus. Tucked into the historic ASU Art Annex building, this fourth Valley Postino location will help serve as a new gateway to ASU’s main campus as part of the all-new ASU Recruitment Walk on College Avenue. The project is also a special honor that’s very near and dear to the owners, as all four (Kris & Craig DeMarco and Lauren & Wyatt Bailey) are ASU alumni.

“It means a lot to us to return to our roots here in Tempe and ASU,” says co-owner, Craig DeMarco, “From our sharable menus to the open and communal layout, we really hope Postino Annex serves as a new neighborhood hub for this vibrant college community that helped shape our success.”

According to Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell, “On behalf of the City of Tempe, we’re excited to welcome a great local company like Postino to be a part of our community. Not only is it going to help anchor the new ASU Recruitment Walk, it will bring new life and vitality to College Avenue by restoring this beautiful historic building.”

Open daily for lunch and dinner with brunch every weekend, at Postino Annex guests will savor a compact yet craveable menu of bruschettas, from-scratch soups, fresh salads and hearty panini sandwiches – all made with the finest local ingredients. Plus, every Saturday and Sunday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Postino serves up farm-fresh brunch fare with a side of live music and $5 mimosas. Not to mention, Postino’s ever-changing selection of boutique wines and craft beers, including 16 beers on tap and two dedicated nitro taps.  Enjoy signature specials such as $5 Before 5 p.m., offered everyday on all wines by the glass and draft beer pitchers, and $20 Bottle & Board on Monday & Tuesday evenings.

Architecturally, this low-slung mid-century modern space has been artfully reinvented to create a light, airy yet stylish space that blurs the lines between the indoors and outdoors thanks to Postino’s trademark rollup garage doors leading to two lushly-landscaped patios. Here, guests can cozy up inside an intimate booth, settle in at the large indoor/outdoor walnut butcher block bartop, sip in the sun on the oversized outdoor sofa seats or make some friends at the various communal tables, all while soaking in the funky vintage furnishings and colorful custom artwork.

Postino Annex is located at 615 S. College Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281 and open from Monday – Thursday 11 am – 11 pm; Friday 11 am – midnight; Saturday 9 am – midnight; Sunday 9 am – 10 pm.

Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs’ group honors innovators

Entrepreneurs’ Organization Arizona (EO) announced its selection for two highly coveted membership awards for the 2013-14-board year. Lauren Bailey, co-owner of the Upward Projects restaurants was dubbed the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and Robert Clinkenbeard, founding principal of Integrated Landscape Management received the ‘Member of the Year’ award at the conclusion of the group’s global 24-Hour Learning Day event. Both recipients were peer nominated from amongst the membership, which is made up of 150 successful Arizona business owners.

Arizona entrepreneurs are invited to join EO based on business performance. Out of 131 global chapters spanning 40 countries, EO Arizona is a leader in ingenuity and creative thought. Their purpose is to propel entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and enriched personal lives.

“This is the first year for the prestigious awards and all nominees were, quite frankly, outstanding,” says David Loaney EO Arizona board president. “We have a highly driven membership that includes some of the most successful business leaders in Arizona. We felt it was important to recognize their accomplishments and significant contributions they have made to the organization as well as the greater community.”

The EO Arizona board set stringent guidelines for award recipients. After being nominated by fellow member, the award selection committee reviewed each submission, selected finalists, then held lengthy individual interviews for in-depth discovery of goal attainment. Winners were chosen based solely on accomplishments throughout the year. Entrepreneur of the Year was measured on the successes and growth of the member’s business while the Member of the Year was determined on the individual contributions to the chapter.

With Upward Projects in the past year, Bailey oversaw considerable growth of her company as they opened two new restaurants, one new concept and added 140 employees to the organization. Individually, Bailey was also nominated for various community honors. Clinkenbeard served as a role model for members and prospects with his active engagement and participation.

“My goal in EO is to impart some of the lessons I’ve learned throughout my career to other business owners, helping them navigate the sometimes difficult path to success,” says Clinkenbeard on his active chapter participation. “When our Arizona business owners are successful, the community wins with greater employment, a healthier workforce and increased attention to our local neighborhoods. Giving back of our time and talent is the best way I’ve found to achieve that.”