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Patty White – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Patty White

Patty White – President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Hospital White has been with Dignity Health Arizona for 30 years. During that time, she has had progressive management positions throughout the organization, including her most current role as president and CEO. Surprising fact: “I grew up 9 miles outside of a rural town in Missouri, a… Read More →

Sandra Watson – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Sandra Watson

Sandra Watson – President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority Watson has more than 20 years of economic development leadership and experience. She and her teams have attracted hundreds of companies to Arizona that have invested billions of dollars in capital and created more than 65,000 quality jobs. Surprising fact: “My career in economic development began… Read More →

Valerie Spicer – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Valerie Spicer

Valerie Spicer – Executive director, Arizona Indian Gaming Association Spicer brings 26 years of gaming experience to AIGA, which represents 19 Tribes. Most recently she was CEO of Gaming Strategies Group, where she promoted business development with tribal enterprises, governments and consulted tribal and individually owned businesses. Spicer has been named as a Great Woman… Read More →

Laura Robertson – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Laura Robertson

Laura Robertson – CEO, Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital Robertson began her nursing career at Banner Health in 1988 at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. A cardiac nurse with nearly 20 years experience, she has served in a variety of staff and management positions, including Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit director. In 2010,… Read More →

Judy Rich – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Judy Rich

Judy Rich – President and CEO, TMC Healthcare Rich has held roles in healthcare that range from staff nurse to CEO. Rich joined TMC HealthCare nearly 10 years ago and was COO for Tucson Medical Center until 2006 before she was named president and CEO of the 650-bed nonprofit hospital in 2007. Surprising fact: “I… Read More →

Jay Parry – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Jay Parry

Jay Parry – President and CEO, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Parry oversees all aspects of planning and executing the 2015 Super Bowl, working closely with the NFL and numerous constituents in Arizona. The Super Bowl Host Committee is responsible for achieving a $25 million fundraising goal and then executing Arizona’s plan to maximize the… Read More →

Michelle Lind – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Michelle Lind

Michelle Lind – CEO, Arizona Association of Realtors Lind oversees the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the largest trade association in Arizona. Prior to becoming CEO, Lind served as the primary legal advisor to the association and was integral in the development of AAR’s contract forms. Lind began her legal career at Jennings, Strouss… Read More →

Sharon Lechter – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Sharon Lecher

Sharon Lechter – Founder and CEO, Pay Your Family First Lechter, winner of National Bank of Arizona’s fourth annual Women’s Financial Group (WFG) Woman of the Year Award. is a local businesswoman, investor and financial literary activist whose philanthropic work has helped establish, educate and train professional women in the Valley. She also is the… Read More →

Jeri Jones – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Jeri Jones

Jeri Jones – CEO, UnitedHealthcare Jones has been with UnitedHealthcare for more than a decade and currently oversees employer and individual markets for Arizona, Utah and Idaho. Prior to taking this role, Jones was chief of staff for the West Region of UnitedHealthcare, responsible for strategy and execution of the regional vision and business plan.… Read More →

Wendy Jameson – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Wendy Jameson

Wendy Jameson – Co-founder and CEO, Colnatec Jameson, who earned a 2011 White House “Champion of Change” award, has developed and launched multiple technology companies as both a consultant and founder. This includes a multinational consulting organization, her self-owned company, Potentiate, and Colnatec. Colnatec is the only company in the world designing and developing state… Read More →

Christine Espinoza – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Christine Espinoza - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Christine Espinoza – Founder and CEO, Platform Scottsdale Espinoza has been selling residential real estate since 1997 and currently works with HomeSmart Elite Group. In 2012, she started a women’s group called Platform Scottsdale. This group welcomes everyone from the stay-at-home mom to the business owner and serves to connect, promote and inspire local women.… Read More →

Mara Aspinal – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Mara Aspinal - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Mara Aspinal – President and CEO, Ventana Medical Systems Aspinal, who holds an MBA from Harvard, joined Ventana as president and CEO in 2011. She founded the European Personalized Medicine Association and advised the Obama and Bush administrations on diagnostics and genomics. Surprising fact: “I will attend any live sporting event – from baseball to… Read More →

Diane Brossart – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Diane Brossart - Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Diane Brossart – President and CEO, Arizona Forward Diane Brossart joined the nonprofit civic group — which aims to move Arizona forward environmentally, economically and socially — as a member 30 years ago. She was appointed to her leadership role in 1991, when Valley Forward focused exclusively on Maricopa County. Rebranded as Arizona Forward is… Read More →