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Cynthia Walter: Most Influential Women


Cynthia Walter, president, BAGNALL Walter is the president of BAGNALL, an employee benefits and HR consulting firm, and one of the only female company presidents in the industry. Greatest accomplishment: “I’ve been a member of Vistage, an executive leadership program, since 2010. This involves a full day each month of strategic planning with other VP’s, CEO’s,… Read More →

Cathy Valenzuela: Most Influential Women


Cathy Valenzuela, president, Arizona Business Bank Greatest accomplishment: “The many ways I have been able to help my customers, co-workers and family achieve their goals and aspirations. And I sincerely believe my greatest achievements are yet to come.” Childhood aspiration: “I loved to draw, paint and create other artwork and was sure I was destined to… Read More →

Carol May: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


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 →

Eileen Klein: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Eileen Klein, president, Arizona Board of Regents Klein oversees the $4 billion Arizona public university system and works with university presidents to achieve ambitious goals to increase degree production, double research activity and reform instructional delivery and financing of the university system. Childhood aspiration: “I love animals and originally planned to become a zoologist or… Read More →

Rita Cheng: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Rita Cheng, president, Northern Arizona University Rita Cheng serves as the 16th president of NAU. As a first-generation and non-traditional college graduate, Cheng firmly believes in making higher education accessible and affordable for all students. Current challenge: “We have to continue to be as entrepreneurial as possible, offering programs that are connected to not only life… Read More →

STARS names Dave Henderson as new CEO

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Scottsdale Training & Rehabilitation Services (STARS) announced that its Board of Directors has named Dave Henderson as the next President and Chief Executive Officer of STARS, effective May 13, 2015. Dave succeeds long-time President and Chief Executive Officer Virginia Korte who retired from the organization effective as of December 31, 2014. “This is a very exciting announcement for the future… Read More →

UA’s Phoenix campus has nearly $1 billion economic Impact


University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton today announced that the economic impact of the UA’s downtown Phoenix academic medical center in 2013 was $961 million, according to a report released by nationally recognized consultants Tripp Umbach. “Our College of Medicine and the academic medical center have become key generators… Read More →

Washington Federal Promotes Christopher Sailus


Washington Federal has promoted Christopher Sailus to Northeast Arizona Retail Banking Division Manager, Vice President, announced Mike Brown, Washington Federal’s Arizona Regional President. In his new role, Sailus will be responsible for managing all branch activity within the Company’s northeast Arizona footprint, including Scottsdale, Superstition Springs, Fountain Hills, Mesa, Gilbert, Payson, Globe, Show Low, and… Read More →

Washington Federal Promotes Paris Davis

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Washington Federal has promoted Paris Davis to Northwest Arizona Retail Banking Division Manager, Vice President, announced Mike Brown, Washington Federal’s Arizona Regional President. In her new role, Davis will be responsible for managing all branch activity and growth within the Company’s northwest Arizona footprint, including Phoenix, Sun City, Sun City West, Glendale, Goodyear, Prescott Valley,… Read More →

Coldwell Banker Names New Arizona President

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Arizona announced the company has appointed Greg Hollman as its new president. Hollman, who has held numerous leadership roles Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in both Arizona and Southern California, replaces Malcolm MacEwen, who will be stepping down as president and moving into a sales capacity with the company in order… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Most Influential Women


They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of men. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2014, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. The Most Influential Women were honored Thursday at a reception… Read More →

Senators Urged to Preserve Future of Indian Gaming in Arizona

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Congress has the power to intervene in a growing national practice and problem of ‘off-reservation gaming,’ or ‘reservation-shopping.’ The topic was at the heart of an oversight hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs today, titled, “Indian Gaming: The Next 25 Years,” and included discussion of H.R. 1410—the bi-partisan bill to solve the… Read More →

Desert Schools Promotes Meshey to President


Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has announced the appointment of the organization’s new president, Jeff Meshey. Desert Schools’ current CEO and President, Susan Frank, will retain the title of CEO and remain in the foremost executive leadership position. A former senior executive vice president and veteran of Desert Schools, Meshey assumes the role following 20… Read More →

Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum offers insight


Members of Arizona’s business community are invited to the July meeting of the Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum hosted at the Phoenix office of international law firm, Greenberg Traurig. Steven Shope, president of Sandia Research Corporation and a founder of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute (CERI), will be the guest speaker at the July event.… Read More →