President and CEO Archives

Adelaida V. Severson: Most Influential Women


Adelaida V. Severson, president and CEO, Bushtex Severson founded Bushtex with her husband in 1994 as a satellite communications firm specializing in remote broadcast transmissions worldwide. Greatest accomplishment: “Cracking through the federal government nutshell in a male-dominated industry.” Childhood aspiration: “I wanted to be a foreign correspondent – which I started in broadcast journalism as a… Read More →

Suzanne Pfister: Most Influential Women


Suzanne Pfister, president and CEO, St. Luke’s Health Initiative Pfister led programs in state and regional government, was a partner in two small businesses, served as an executive at Dignity Health and now heads SLHI’s $120 million public foundation. Greatest accomplishment: “Continuing the legacy of service that my family started four generations ago in Arizona.” Childhood… Read More →

Susan Pepin: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Susan Pepin, MD, president and CEO, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Pepin is a nationally recognized medical educator, clinician and researcher. She joined Piper Trust as president and CEO in July. Prior to joining the Trust, Dr. Pepin served as associate dean for diversity and inclusion and associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Geisel School… Read More →

Rose Megian: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


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 →

Erica McGinnis: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Erica McGinnis, president and CEO, AIG Advisor Group McGinnis leads Advisor Group, which has 5,400 investment advisers among its four broker-dealers — Royal Alliance Associates, Woodbury Financial Services, FSC Securities Corp. and SagePoint Financial. Overcoming barriers: “It’s an aspiration to have a 50-50 male-to-female ratio of advisers. I started in the business 20 years ago, and… Read More →

Arizona Technology Council adds 4 to board


In a unanimous vote during a regular session of the Arizona Technology Council’s Board of Directors’ meeting on July 23, 2015, four new directors were elected to serve in three-year terms. The Arizona Technology Council’s current Board of Directors includes 36 members, five of whom are officers. The Arizona Technology Council’s executive officers and board of directors… Read More →

GPEC names Chris Camacho new CEO


The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Board of Directors unanimously selected Chris Camacho as the organization’s fourth president and CEO during a special meeting today. Camacho has served as executive vice president of GPEC since joining the organization in 2008. He oversaw the organization’s top line performance measures, including domestic and international business development and… 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 →

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Board


The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces its Board of Directors for Super Bowl XLIX. The board of directors is comprised of business leaders that volunteer their time to drive the state’s efforts for Super Bowl XLIX. The Host Committee is a private, non-profit Arizona corporation. The mandate of the Host Committee is to galvanize… Read More →

Gap is Narrowing on Immigration Reform

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by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

Various Arizona Chamber and business leaders have made numerous visits to Washington, D.C. over the years to push for reform of our nation’s badly broken immigration system. As a border state, we understand this issue well. For years, the business community in Arizona has been pressing Congress and the Administration for a secure border, workable… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Mara G. Aspinall


Mara G. Aspinall President and CEO Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Aspinall founded the European Personalized Medicine Association and advised the Obama and Bush administrations on diagnostics and genomics. Biggest challenge: “My college and postgrad majors were in business, yet I‘ve made my career in biotech where a strong science background is an distinct advantage.… Read More →

Enterprise posts strong quarterly earnings

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by in Banking | Business News

Enterprise Financial Services Corp. reported net income of $10 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared with net income of $6.2 million for the prior year period. Net income per diluted share was $0.53 for the first quarter of 2013, compared with $0.31 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2012. Higher… Read More →

An open letter to Phil Mickelson

by in Blogs | Featured | Sports

Dear Phil, I read your recent comments about the crushing tax burden California has imposed on wage earners like yourself. You said that you might even move out of California. Allow me to suggest Arizona – your former home – as your next home. Though my time playing golf is usually limited to courses where… Read More →

Sporting events pump billions into Arizona economy

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by in Featured | Sports

If you build it, they will come. We did. And they have. Over the last decade, the Valley has added Arena, University of Phoenix Stadium, built new spring training facilities, upgraded old ones and visiting sports fans have responded by pumping billions of dollars annually into the economy. And when the Super Bowl returns… Read More →