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.

The Most Influential Women for 2019 will be honored at a dinner and reception that begins at 5:30 p.m. on August 22, 2019 at the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. For tickets or for sponsorship information, email Josh Schimmels or click here for more details.

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Today’s spotlight: Lori Aune

Title: Director of operations, ARCHSOL

Aune is the director of operations for ARCHSOL – The Architectural Solutions Team.  Focused on healthcare design, Aune’s 30-plus years’ experience is a synthesis of strategic skills developed through interactions with clients and colleagues alike.  Lori promotes innovative approaches for teamwork that result in maximized results for ARCHSOL’s clients.  She is actively involved in professional organizations.

Source of pride:My ability to foster and promote the professional development of my team is my proudest accomplishment.  I developed a leadership program at ARCHSOL to mentor and support those in pursuit of Architectural Registration.  ARCHSOL covers registration fees and study materials, offers incentives, and allows team members time during the work-week to study for exams. In the spirit of AZRE’s July issue, I’d also like to point out that women comprise 64 percent of the ARCHSOL team!”

The personality trait that helped you succeed:Curiosity. I am forever-curious! I believe an environment of curiosity brings out the best in people.  My leadership style is fueled by an intrinsic desire to encourage and evoke the talents that are inherent in all of us. My innate, genuine sense of curiosity correlates to ARCHSOL’s success—it causes me to ask questions, understand, empower and promote both my teammates and clients.  When curiosity is stoked, creativity thrives.”

The personality trait that got you into trouble:Curiosity, need I say more?! Lack of time curtails my desire to learn about everyone and everything!”

Best childhood memory:Growing up on a farm in North Dakota. I learned to drive a combine on our farm well before I was old enough for a driver’s license!”