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Leadership spotlight: Keith Maio

Keith Maio
President and CEO
National Bank of Arizona

Maio has been in banking for more than 30 years. He joined NB|AZ in 1992, was appointed president in 2001 and CEO in 2005.

Biggest challenge: “The challenges of the severe economic downturn, beginning in 2008.  Bringing a sharp, tactical approach to working through the problems of the day, while continuing to stay focused on a long term vision for our organization.”

Best advice received: “Know your strengths and weaknesses and hire smart people to fill the voids.”

Best advice to offer: “Ask yourself what activities you are accomplishing today that support your long-term goals. Not a day should go by that does not move you a step closer to your vision for yourself and your organization.”

Greatest accomplishment: “I am very proud and honored that NB|AZ has been selected by Arizonans as the No. 1 bank for 10 of the last 12 years in Ranking Arizona. I believe this is a testament to the power of an organization holding true to its core values and demonstrating a consistent approach to servicing customers each and every day.”


Leadership spotlight: Kelley Ahrens

Kelley Ahrens
Vice president

Ahrens is a Vice President of CBRE’s Healthcare Services Group working with healthcare systems, physicians and institutional investors creating strategic business plans to protect asset and operational value.  With her over 15 years commercial real estate experience, she is actively involved in all aspects of a transaction cycle.  She provides multi-market oversight and leads leasing/management teams.  She is a CCIM and involved in GPEC, Banner Health’s Women’s Council and Phoenix Fashion Week.

Best advice received: “The best business advice I ever received was early in my career when I had little patience wanting instant success.  A friend told me to have faith in my ability. Never sweat the small stuff and always remember to maintain your own foundation.  The ‘success’ will fall into place.”

Surprising fact: “I have been somewhat of a daredevil in that I raced an Indy car at the Texas Motor Speedway, surfed a killer wave in St Martin and learned to ride a Harley Fatboy motorcycle.”