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Sheryl Palmer – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Sheryl Palmer

Sheryl Palmer – President and CEO, Taylor Morrison Homes Palmer became president and CEO in August 2007 after serving as executive vice president for the western region of Morrison Homes. She brings more than 20 years of experience to her position, including leadership in land acquisition, sales and marketing, development and operations management. In April,… Read More →

Zandra O’Keefe, CPA – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Zandra O'Keefe

Zandra O’Keefe, CPA – Managing director, CBIZ With more than 20 years of experience providing accounting, tax planning and compliance services, O’Keefe has developed a specialty and expertise in providing services to professional service practices such as medical practices, architectural and law firms. She is active in the community and serves as the Past President… Read More →

Robin Milne – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Robin Milne

Robin Milne – Executive director, Phoenix Suns Charities Milne said her job is “a dream” because she can combine her passion for sports and philanthropy. Milne works with the organization’s board of directors to raise and grant more than $1 million annually to programs in the areas of education, health, human services, the arts, rehabilitation,… Read More →

Lori Linder – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Lori Linder

Lori Linder – COO, MomDoc In May, Linder brought more than 33 years of experience to MomDoc, a women’s health organization with six practices and 15 offices in Arizona. Before MomDoc, Linder served in both CFO and CEO roles for Banner Health. Surprising fact: I am not the typical stereotype of an accountant. I am… Read More →

Jennifer Linder, M.D. – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Jennifer Linder

Jennifer Linder, M.D. – Chief scientific officer, PCA Skin Linder, a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic skin surgeon, guides all product development and clinical trials for PCA Skin, ThinkGlobal’s 2013 Exporter of the Year in the Health & Beauty category. She is one of the foremost U.S. experts in the use of 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 →

Jodi Jerich – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Jodi Jerich

Jodi Jerich – Executive director, Arizona Corporation Commission As executive director of the Arizona Corporation Commission, Jerich oversees a state agency that has 300 employees and a $27 million budget. She came to the commission after serving about three years as director of the Arizona Residential Utility Consumer Office, a state agency that advocates for… Read More →

Amy Hillman – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Amy Hillman - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Amy Hillman – Dean, W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University Hillman, a world-renowned management expert, popular teacher and noted researcher, took over as dean of the W. P. Carey School on March 1. Hillman is the first-ever female dean of the school, which has undergraduate, full-time MBA, part-time MBA and online… Read More →

Lynne Herndon – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Lynne Herndon - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Lynne Herndon – Phoenix city president, BBVA Compass Bank Herndon, who has worked in the banking industry for roughly 25 years, oversees the business lending activities in Phoenix for commercial lending and commercial real estate lending, including treasury management and deposits. Total loans outstanding under management are $950 million. Herndon also serves as the 2012-2013… Read More →

Sheryl Hildebrand – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Sheryl Hildebrand - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Sheryl Hildebrand – Partner, Deloitte Hildebrand is Deloitte’s Phoenix leader for its Enterprise Risk Advisory Services practice. She previously held similar roles in Silicon Valley and Seattle. Hildebrand leads a team of 40 professionals providing internal audit, IT auditing, enterprise risk management and finance process improvement services. Surprising fact: “On sunny weekends, you can find… Read More →

Kathy Hancock – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Kathy Hancock - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Kathy Hancock – Executive director, Fennemore Craig Hancock manages Fennemore’s administration across its offices in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada. Her experience includes complex government relations and issues management projects for business and industry, including mines, energy companies, development companies and manufacturers. Surprising fact: “I asked my husband and he said, ‘You’re a pretty straight shooter.… Read More →