Banner Health adds 3 new board members

Business Leaders | 10 Apr, 2015 |

Recently, Banner Health announced the addition of three new members of its Board of Directors.

“Leadership matters, and our board is integral in helping guide our operations, especially as we operate in the current, complex environment of health care,” said Ronald J. Creasman, MD, board chairman. “I am  proud to welcome Steven W. Lynn, Steve Rizley and Anne Mariucci to our team.”

Anne Mariucci:

Mariucci currently serves on three NYSE public-company boards,  including Southwest Gas Corporation, Corrections Corporation of America and Taylor Morrison Home Corporation.  She spent the majority of her corporate career with Del Webb Corporation, where she retired as President following its merger with Pulte Homes in 2001. From 2001-2003 she was Executive Vice President for Strategy at Pulte, a Fortune 200 company.  Mariucci recently completed an 8 year term on the Arizona Board of Regents, during which she was Chairman and held a number of other leadership roles including serving as a Board member of UAHN prior to its merger with Banner.  She is currently on the board of several private equity and private investment entities, including Hawkeye Partners in Austin, Texas.  Mariucci is active in the community through membership on the ASU Foundation Board and Fresh Start Women’s Foundation.  She served a 10 year term as a Director of Scottsdale Healthcare and years ago served on the Banner Foundation Board.  Mariucci is a graduate of the University of Arizona and has completed the Corporate Financial Management Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Steve Rizley

Rizley is the owner of the 99 Ranch in Southeastern Arizona. He is also engaged in community investment through his family foundation. Until his retirement December 2014, he was senior vice president and general manager of Cox Communications Southwest Region. He previously served as senior vice president and general manager of Cox Arizona. He also serves in several civic, church and educational leadership activities, including the Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross (board chairman); Greater Phoenix Leadership (board member); Banner Health Foundation (board member) and Marriott Business School of Brigham Young University (executive committee of the national advisory council). He is also past chair of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining Cox Communications in 1995 as general manager of Cox Media Arizona. Rizley worked for Times Mirror Company as regional director for Dimension Media services and also held management positions with American Cable. Rizley worked for The New York Times before entering the cable field. A graduate of Brigham Young University, Rizley has a bachelor’s degree in communications and holds an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Steven W. Lynn

Lynn is the Chief Strategy Officer for Strongpoint Marketing LLC. He served as vice president and chief customer officer at both UNS Energy Corporation and Tucson Electric Power Company until he retired in 2011. Prior to joining UNS Energy and TEP, Lynn spent 16 years as CEO and owner-partner at Tucson advertising/marketing firm Nordensson Lynn & Associates. Lynn is active in the community and currently serves on The UofA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board (chair) and the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board (former chair). His past board service includes: Arizona’s First Independent Redistricting Commission (chair); the Downtown Tucson Partnership and The Southern Arizona Leadership Council (chair of both). He was honored as Tucson’s 2007 Man of the Year by the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2008 Arizona Capitol Times’ Leader of the Year in Volunteerism. His many other civic activities, both past and present, include board membership on the Arizona Hospital and Health Care Service Corporation, Downtown Development Corporation, Science Foundation Arizona. He is also a member of the DM–50.

A graduate of The University of Arizona, Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Communications. In 2007, he was presented with the Distinguished Citizen Award by The University of Arizona Alumni Association and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. And in 2009, Lynn received a Doctor of Letters degree (Honoris Causa) jointly from The UofA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Education.


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