Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2019 in the July issues of the magazines. Each day, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2019.

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Today’s spotlight: Angela Olea, RN

Title: CEO, Assisted Living Locators

A registered nurse, Olea founded Assisted Living Locators, the nation’s first senior placement service. As CEO, she built the company into a national presence with 110 franchisees in 34 states.

Source of pride:I have great pride in founding the first senior placement franchise in the U.S. and creating a whole new industry without any business model to emulate. I built my company into a national presence with 110 franchisees in 34 states and the District of Columbia.”

The personality trait that helped you succeed:The most important trait that has helped in my success is my tenacity. I continue to move forward despite the obstacles, creating solutions while always focusing on the goal.”

The personality trait that got you into trouble:I have always been an inquisitive person, wanting to know more. I ask a lot of questions and am relentless in finding the answers.”

Best childhood memory:Growing up on Wilmington Island, near Savannah, Ga., was a vast playland of possibilities for me. My fondest memories are of exploring with my father at night with only a flashlight, surrounded by spooky moss-covered trees. He helped me overcome my fears and keep going on the path, making me the person I am today.”