Most Influential Women 2014 Archives

Dana Vela – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Dana Vela – President, Sunrise Schools and Tots Unlimited Vela, a 31- year veteran of child care, helps operates 25 schools in Arizona that serve more than 4,000 children. Greatest accomplishment: “I think I have held every single job available in the company over the years. Those experiences … are why I am uniquely qualified… Read More →

Nancy K. Sweitzer – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Nancy K. Sweitzer – Director, UA’s Sarver Heart Center Sweitzer, an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and physiologist, hopes to build bridges between clinical and science enterprises and increase discovery in the areas of translational and personalized cardiovascular medicine. Greatest accomplishment: “Becoming director of the Sarver Heart Center and chief of cardiology at the… Read More →

Marie Sullivan – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Marie Sullivan – President & CEO, Arizona Women’s Education & Employment Sullivan has been involved in education, women and family issues, and community development for more than 40 years. Greatest accomplishment: “Leading efforts in education and the nonprofit sector to improve people’s lives and enhance their dignity.” Surprising fact: “I recently earned an Austrian culinary… Read More →

Patrice Strong-Register – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Patrice Strong-Register – Managing Partner, JatroBiofuels Strong-Register has an Executive MBA, is the managing partner of JatroBioFuels and CEO of PLR Services. She also spends her spare time being a mentor for start-up companies and teaching at-risk students life skills. Greatest accomplishment: “Becoming a partner in a renewable energy company and finding ways to improve… Read More →

Beth Soberg – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Beth Soberg

Beth Soberg – CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Arizona Soberg brings more than 25 years of industry experience to her leadership role overseeing Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Greatest accomplishment: “The multi year integration of two companies post-merger that leveraged the strengths of each to build a sustainable and differentiated offering that resulted in 20 percent… Read More →

Gena Sluga – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Gena Sluga

Gena Sluga – Partner, Christian Dichter & Sluga Sluga maintains a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating and was recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers in 2013 in both the Insurance Coverage category and as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Arizona. Greatest accomplishment: “Becoming named partner in a nationally-recognized law firm before the age of… Read More →

Joyce Santis – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Joyce Santis – Shareholder, Sonora Quest Santis has more than 30 years of laboratory management experience and works with numerous local and national charities and community organizations. Greatest accomplishment: “The opportunity to contribute to the business turnaround, growth and success of Sonora Quest Laboratories.” Surprising fact: “My secret ambition was to be a writer or… Read More →

Marian Rhodes – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Marian Rhodes – Senior Vice President, Arizona Diamondbacks With 27 years of Major League Baseball experience, Rhodes has re-developed the D-backs human resources while reinforcing a culture where the best and brightest want to work. Greatest accomplishment: “I built two highly effective Human Resources departments for two different sport franchises.” Surprising fact: “Despite the fact… Read More →

Barb Rechterman – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Barb Rechterman – Chief Marketing Officer, GoDaddy Rechterman oversees all facets of corporate marketing, including making GoDaddy’s edgy and viral Super Bowl spots. Greatest accomplishment: “We’ve gone from a company no one knew existed, to a brand with ‘household name’ recognition in the U.S., to a global powerhouse doing business in 42 markets around the… Read More →

Stephanie J. Quincy – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Meet Stephanie J. Quincy, one of our 2014 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business.

Martha C. Patrick – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Martha C. Patrick – Shareholder, Burch & Cracchiolo Certified as a tax specialist, Best Lawyers in America has named Patrick the 2014 Phoenix tax “Lawyer of the Year.” Patrick represents clients in tax controversies. Greatest accomplishment: “Successfully resolving my clients’ issues with the IRS. Nothing could be greater or provide more satisfaction.” Surprising fact: “When I… Read More →

Marcia L. Mintz – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Marcia L. Mintz – President, John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Mintz leads the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation and community benefit for Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network. She has more than 20 years of international and national experience in creating community and business partnerships through development and philanthropy. Greatest accomplishment: “Knowing that my work is contributing… Read More →

Ann Meyers-Drysdale – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Ann Meyers-Drysdale – Vice President, Phoenix Mercury A pioneer in women’s athletics, Meyers-Drysdale was one of the first women to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Greatest accomplishment: “Being a part of the Phoenix Mercury and their two WNBA Championships; and my tryout with the Indiana Pacers.” Surprising fact: “I was… Read More →

Shirley Mays – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Shirley Mays – Dean, Arizona Summit Law School Mays’ priorities are focused on the school’s mission of promoting diversity in the legal profession, serving under-served communities, developing innovative curriculum tailored to meet student needs and preparing students for success in their legal career.  Surprising fact: “I am blessed to have the opportunity to raise my… Read More →