From a field of more than 2,000 women under consideration, Az Business magazine has announced its list of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2020.

“One of the things that makes the Most Influential Women in Arizona program special is that we don’t allow a woman to make the list more than once,” said AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “It’s a testament to the number of brilliant, talented women leaders in Arizona that the program continues to be the most elite and most competitive in the state.”

The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2020 will be featured on the cover of the July/August issue of Az Business magazine, along with editorial profiles inside the magazine. They will also be honored at a dinner and reception that begins at 5:30 p.m. on September 15, 2020, at Chateau Luxe.

“We have taken precautions to create the greatest opportunity to honor the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business in a safe, relaxed, and celebratory environment,” Gossie said.

Those precautions include: 

• Limiting the number of tickets sold

• Setting up sanitizing stations throughout the venue

• Reducing the number of tables set up in the venue and placing tables farther apart

• Reducing the number of people sitting at each table 

• Creating an indoor/outdoor networking to promote social distancing

• The venue will be sanitized one hour prior to the start of the event

For sponsorship opportunities for the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business dinner and reception, email Publisher Amy Lindsey. For information on tickets or with questions about the event, email Marketing and Events Manager Aseret Arroyo or call (602) 277-6045.

Beginning July 2, will be profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2020 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women dinner on September 15, 2020, so be sure to check back each day to meet these incredibly accomplished women.

The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2020

Megan Ackaert, region manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Ann-Marie Alameddin, president and CEO, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association

Susan Anable, vice president of public affairs, Cox Communications

Ginny Arnett Caro, senior vice president, Copperpoint Insurance Companies

Tracy Bame, president, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation

Marjorie Bessel, MD, chief clinical officer, Banner Health 

Franki Buckman, executive vice president, The Molly Project

Susan Chetlin, of counsel, Burch & Cracchiolo

Cara Christ, MD, director, Arizona Department of Health Services

Rebecca Clyde, co-founder and CEO,

Barb Dawson, partner, Snell & Wilmer

Kim Dees,  Southern Arizona Retail Division manager, WaFd Bank Arizona

Kathleen Duffy Ybarra, president and CEO, Duffy Group 

Brenda Ferraro, senior vice president, Prevalent

Marchelle Franklin, director of human services, City of Phoenix

Adaliz Gimenez, vice president and commercial banker, Bell Bank

Britney Griner, center, Phoenix Mercury

Jenny Holsman Tetreault, general counsel of the West Region, US Foods

Cheryl Hyman, vice provost for academic alliances, ASU 

Heather Kane, CEO, UnitedHealthcare

Anette Karlsson, chancellor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Vickie Larsen, senior vice president and market director, BOK Financial

Julie Laulis, CEO, Cable One 

Dr. Winnie Liang, director of scientific operations, TGen 

Andrea Lovell, shareholder, Littler

Morag Lucey, CEO, Televerde 

Coree Neumeyer, partner, Quarles & Brady

Deborah Pearson, executive vice president, strategy and brand, OneAZ Credit Union

Danna Pratte, CEO, Nutritional Brands

Karilee Ramaley, senior principal attorney, SRP

Regina Romero, mayor, City of Tucson

Diana Taurasi, guard, Phoenix Mercury

Ann A. Scott Timmer, vice chief justice, Arizona Supreme Court 

Debbie Shumway, CEO, Hospice of the Valley 

Karen Stafford, Arizona president, Employers Council

Carol Stewart, associate vice president, Tech Parks Arizona, The University of Arizona

Lauren Stine, partner, Quarles & Brady

Julie Tomich, senior vice president and general manager, American Express

Carla Vargas Jasa, president and CEO, Valley of the Sun United Way

Monica Villalobos, CEO, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Suzanne Wilson, president and CEO, Phoenix Symphony

Laura Worzella, executive vice president and chief retail officer, OneAZ Credit Union

Nancy Zezza, divisional chief credit officer, Alliance Bank of Arizona