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: Julie Giese

Title: President, ISM Raceway

Giese was named the president of ISM Raceway in 2018 and is the only current female president of a NASCAR track. Giese worked tirelessly alongside the ISM Raceway team on the design and project management of the $178 million ISM Raceway renovation and upgrade.

Source of pride:The opportunity to lead the amazing team at ISM Raceway is truly an honor, and being the only current female president of a race track makes me extremely proud.”

The personality trait that helped you succeed:Hard work. I’m not afraid to put in the long hours & extra time to do it the right way to ultimately achieve my goals.”

The personality trait that got you into trouble:Patience is not one of my best events. I continue to remind myself that sometimes you need to let something play out versus trying to immediately influence the outcome.”

Best childhood memory:Growing up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, I loved showing our animals at the county fair. My nephew is now showing his animals at the fair, giving me an excuse to visit each summer.”