Never before has the Arizona business community needed leaders who are agile, adaptable, and innovative more than they are needed in today’s rapidly expanding economy. That’s what the Champions of Change awards are all about — recognizing those dynamic innovators and trailblazers who are changing Arizona’s economic environment through leadership and visionary thinking.

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“We created the Champions of Change Awards to recognize those innovative leaders, for-profit companies, and nonprofits who are changing the landscape of Arizona business,” says AZ Big Media Publisher Amy Lindsey. “These awards shine a spotlight on the state’s true game-changers and thought leaders. This is an awards event that is unlike any other the state has even seen.”

In the days that follow, the 2022 Champions of Change will be spotlighted right here on Be sure to check back every day.

Champions of Change: Large business leaders of the year

Jeff Foster, vice president and market officer, Prologis: Read his Champions of Change profile here.

Elise Gould, senior director of insights, brand strategy and communications, Salt River Project (SRP): Read her Champions of Change profile here.

Pam Kehaly, president and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona: In 2021, Kehaly and BCBSAZ employees answered the State of Arizona’s call to action to help launch and run the 24/7 drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium with one week of preparation.

Fred Meeske, vice president of technology and analytics, Rosendin: For the past 15 years, Meeske, vice president of technology and analytics at Rosendin, has adopted and developed technology-focused solutions to minimize some of construction’s most significant challenges, including workforce shortages, field installation costs, supply shortages, and quality control.

Kristin Rodney, head of belonging, PetSmart: Read her Champions of Change profile here.