Most Influential Women in Arizona Business Archives

Az Business names Most Influential Women of 2016

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They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of industry. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016, as selected from a pool of more than 1,000 candidates by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. “While their resumes and industries may differ, the women we… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women

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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… Read More →

Harriet Mountcastle-Walsh: Most Influential Women

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Harriet Mountcastle-Walsh, vice president and general counsel, Honeywell Aerospace Mountcastle-Walsh leads 280 legal, contracts and compliance professionals who provide transactional support for $130 billion in program wins. Greatest accomplishment: “Building a high performing, diverse global team with employees in 11 countries.” Childhood aspiration: “I always wanted to be a lawyer, but loved running a family-owned fruit… Read More →

MaryAnn Miller: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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MaryAnn Miller, senior vice president, Avnet Miller is responsible for leading Avnet’s global human resources and organizational development, as well as corporate communications and its strategic alignment to Avnet’s initiatives. Significant accomplishment: Miller was named among the National Diversity Council’s 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. It is the second consecutive year Miller has… Read More →

Dion Messer: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Dion Messer, general counsel — intellectual property, Limelight Networks Messer is an experienced IP professional, winning litigation and taking Limelight from just two issued patents to more than 120. She owned her own successful software training company and is renowned as a digital signal processing engineer with nine patents. Greatest accomplishment: “Winning Limelight’s U.S. Supreme Court… Read More →

Rose Megian: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Rose Megian, president and CEO, Health Net of Arizona Greatest accomplishment: “Becoming a CEO of a company. Health Net of Arizona is committed to making health care work, and I am proud to lead a company that helps make that happen for consumers every day.” Childhood aspiration: “A business woman. I would walk around in my… Read More →

Sara McCoy: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Sara McCoy, plant manager, Agua Fria Generating Station, SRP McCoy oversees production at one of SRP’s longest-running power plants. She has mentored personnel, contributed to improving collaboration between departments and led efforts to build the utility’s power grid back-up control center. Greatest accomplishment: “Achieving success at SRP, including becoming the first female plant manager, while being a… Read More →

Carol May: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Carol May, president, Wisdom Natural Brands DBA SweetLeaf May’s dedication to consumer well-being and SweetLeaf Stevia Sweeteners have been integral in moving Wisdom Natural Brands from a small Arizona company to an international brand. Childhood aspiration: “Growing up, my career goal was to become a judge. Having this aspiration helped me to develop critical thinking skills,… Read More →

Tina Machado: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Tina Machado, president and CEO/founder, Rarity Investments and CodeRed-I Machado has an extensive background in strategic acquisitions and brand creation as leader of Rarity Investments and CodeRed-I, a leader in app and gaming development. Greatest accomplishment: “Bridge the Gap is one of my companies that provides superior business strategy and overall direction for expanding businesses. I… Read More →

Stacey L. Lihn: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Stacey L. Lihn, paralegal, Gallagher & Kennedy Lihn was the first parent elected as a public member of the American Board of Pediatrics Foundation. Lihn has been an effective advocate for cardiac and pediatric health care since 2009, when her daughter was diagnosed in utero with a severe congenital heart defect. Greatest accomplishment: “Mastering the art of… Read More →

Nona Lee: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Nona Lee, senior vice president and general counsel, Arizona Diamondbacks Lee oversees all legal issues for the Diamondbacks. She has previously served as counsel for the Suns, Mercury and Rattlers, among others. Greatest accomplishment: “Building a career in the industry that connects my passion to my profession and loving what I do.” Childhood aspiration: “I… Read More →

Michelle Lawrie: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Michelle Lawrie, economic development director, City of Goodyear Prior to joining Goodyear, Lawrie was president and CEO of WESTMARC from 2011 through 2014. Greatest accomplishment: “Being able to strengthen WESTMARC by bringing new energy to its activities and events impacting the West Valley.” Childhood aspiration: “My grandfather was a big influence growing up, and while I… Read More →

Betsy Kuzas: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Betsy Kuzas, chief operating officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Phoenix Children’s highest-ranking woman heads up construction and facilities, including the hospital’s $538 million expansion, commanding respect in a role traditionally dominated by men. Greatest accomplishment: “Leading the complex expansion of Phoenix Children’s. My first priority was to assemble an expert team.” Childhood aspiration: “Healthcare was the family… Read More →

Rebecca Kuhn: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Rebecca Kuhn, executive vice president, Banner Health Kuhn is responsible for oversight of community hospitals, medical centers and operating units including Banner Medical Group, Banner Home Care and Banner Hospice. Greatest accomplishment: “My career journey – starting as an ICU nurse and progressing through clinical, education and leadership roles to an executive position in a… Read More →