Each week, we will profile an innovative leader featured in the 2023 edition of Az Business Leaders magazine. Today, meet Cathleen Walker, regional president, Phoenix and Northern Arizona for PNC Bank.

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Cathleen Walker, regional president, PNC Bank

Background: Walker is regional president for Phoenix and Northern Arizona and head of Corporate Banking for Arizona and New Mexico for PNC Bank. Prior to moving to Arizona, Walker, a 30-year PNC veteran, was an executive vice president and managing director in PNC Debt Capital Markets. Walker currently serves on the board of directors for GPEC, the Arizona Commerce Authority and Southwest Human Development.

Leadership style: “I strive to be as inclusive and open minded as possible in building relationships internally and externally, to gather ideas from the broader team and to empower individuals to make their own decisions.”

Best actress to play you in a movie: “My best friend of 50 years immediately said Julia Louis-Dreyfus — smart, funny, authentic and a little goofy all at the same time, regularly getting well over her skies in some crazy situations!  I am definitely not as swanky or stylish as Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but I probably do dance like Elaine!”

About Az Business Leaders: AZ Business Leaders is an annual business-to-business publication that combines the who’s who of Arizona business community with their valuable leadership advice and knowledge. The magazine is published by AZ Big Media. To learn more about Az Business Leaders, contact Sheri Brown, director of sales.