One of the leaders of both the Association for Corporate Growth’s Arizona Chapter and the Valley banking community is being recognized with a prestigious honor.

ACG has named Christine Nowaczyk, Senior Vice President for Bank of Arizona and former President of ACG-Arizona, as a recipient of the 2015 Meritorious Service Award. The award is the highest honor ACG bestows on its members, with Nowaczyk being one of just seven recipients this year out of the more than 14,000 ACG members globally.

Nowaczyk will receive the honor at the 2015 Intergrowth Conference, ACG’s signature global event, which will be held in April in Orlando, Florida.

In a letter to Nowaczyk, ACG’s Chairman of the Board, Doug Tatum, wrote, “This award is a symbol of the admiration and esteem in which you are held by your peers and is the highest honor we award.  I want to join them in saluting you for your leadership and contribution to ACG.  Because of you, ACG is stronger, healthier and more valuable to members than ever before.”

Nowaczyk said she was surprised and gratified by the recognition, and pleased to join the company of such a select group of leaders in ACG worldwide.

“I am very humbled to be recognized with the Meritorious Service Award by ACG,” she said. “While this is an individual award, it was made possible by the many people in ACG-Arizona who have worked tirelessly to advance the organization and its goals for economic growth and development over the years. I would like to thank my colleagues in the organization locally as well as at Bank of Arizona for their support over the years, and would also like to thank ACG for this recognition.”

Nowaczyk leads Bank of Arizona’s corporate banking line of business.  In this role, Christine’s team of professionals advise companies on capital and operating strategies and deliver a full array of banking solutions including debt, syndications, treasury, institutional brokerage and corporate trust services.  Christine serves on the Bank of Arizona Advisory Board, is a member of the Bank’s senior leadership team and represents the organization in the community.

Sanat Patel, current President of ACG-Arizona, said Nowaczyk’s award is extremely well-deserved.

“Christine has been a great friend and professional who has greatly advanced ACG-Arizona in our business community,” Patel said. “I can think of no one more deserving of such recognition, and on behalf of the Board of Directors of ACG-Arizona, I wholeheartedly congratulate Christine for this honor.”

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 14,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 56 chapters in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Arizona chapter of ACG includes representatives from corporate investment and private equity groups, financiers, venture capitalists and supporting consultant services. For more information, visit

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