The latest episode of the AZ Big Podcast with Michael & Amy has officially dropped. Episode 106 features Jake Adams, chief development officer of Southwest Human Development and Lourdes Sierra, vice president, client and community relations, Arizona, of PNC Bank, who talk about the importance of childhood education.

LISTEN HERE: Ep. 106: Jake Adams and Lourdes Sierra talk the importance of childhood education

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About Jake Adams:

“Being the Chief Development Officer at Easterseals Southwest Human Development is an amazing job!” says Jake Adams. “We work with young children age birth to 5 years to give them a great start in life.”

About Lourdes Sierra:

Lourdes Sierra is a seasoned executive focused on driving innovation within the corporate, public and non-profit sectors to deliver high impact partnerships and programs. She has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, corporate social responsibility (CSR), community development, financial literacy and asset-building, employee engagement, philanthropic investments and global communications. She is also passionate about helping low- and moderate-income communities connect to economic opportunity.

About AZ BIG Podcast with Michael & Amy

Hosted by AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie and Publisher Amy Lindsey, we take you behind-the-scenes of some of the most compelling storylines in the Grand Canyon State. The AZ Big Podcast features guests from a variety of industries, including legal, real estate, hospitality, athletics and more. Each episode will be about 15 minutes long to provide quick and concise information about each topic. In other words, it’s an easy listen that’s perfect for your morning or afternoon commute. Episodes post weekly on Tuesdays and are available wherever you listen to podcasts.