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Debbie Cotton – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Debbie Cotton - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Debbie Cotton – Interim director, Phoenix Convention Center Cotton oversees daily operations of the Phoenix Convention Center, Executive Conference Center, Orpheum Theatre, Symphony Hall and five parking garages. She manages a staff of 240 employees, a budget of $47.5 million, and is the city’s chief representative to the state’s tourism and hospitality industry. Surprising fact:… Read More →

Jan Brewer – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Jan Brewer - 50 Most Influential Womenin AZ Business

Jan Brewer – Governor, State of Arizona Brewer became Arizona’s 22nd governor in 2009, inheriting the worst budget deficit in the country. Through her support of free-market principles, competitive taxes, lean regulations and a ready workforce, she has transformed Arizona into one of the most business-friendly states in the nation. Surprising fact: “I’m a gardener… 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 →

Karen M. Abraham – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Karen Abraham - Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Karen M. Abraham – Senior vice president and CFO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Abraham oversees eight departments including finance, taxes, facilities and risk. With 30 years worth of experience at BCBSAZ, she works directly with the CEO on the development of long-range plans and policies. Surprising fact: “My mother was a bookkeeper and… Read More →