After receiving a record number of nominations, 50 companies have risen from the adversity of the past couple years and earned the right to call themselves Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2022. The Most Admired Companies of 2022 includes Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.

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Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2022 will be celebrated at an awards dinner and ceremony from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Chateau Luxe, at 1175 E. Lone Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85024.

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Most Admired Companies: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Most Admired Company: 2011, 2017, 2021-2022

Top Arizona executive: Pam Kehaly, president and CEO

What it does: BCBSAZ offers health insurance and related services to more than 1.9 million customers.

Leadership excellence: Kehaly and the BCBSAZ leadership team host what they call “Cooler Connections,” a monthly meeting with employees during which they can share their thoughts, ask questions, and receive live responses from leadership during the meeting.

DEI efforts: To continue its ongoing efforts to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has formed a D, E, & I Leadership Council, based on the shared objective to continue to raise awareness and create opportunity for change.

Admirable trait: At BCBSAZ, employees and the workplace culture are the company’s differentiators. And its “secret sauce.” BCBSAZ’s employees’ commitment and engagement are the reasons for the company’s ongoing success and member satisfaction. BCBSAZ’s people-oriented culture fosters an environment of collaboration where employees feel connected to each other and see the difference they make in the lives of its members, and the community.

Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2022


American Express

Arizona Diamondbacks


Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Yonder

Burch & Cracchiolo



CHASSE Building Team

Canyon State Electric

Charles Schwab

CopperPoint Insurance Companies


DP Electric Inc.

Desert Financial Credit Union

Equity Methods

Farmers Insurance



Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold

Freedom Financial Network

Gallagher & Kennedy

Gila River Resorts & Casinos


Greenberg Traurig

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona

Health Information Management Systems (HiMS)

Homeowners Financial Group USA


JE Dunn



Lovitt & Touché, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

Microchip Technology


OneAZ Credit Union

Quarles & Brady

Small Giants

Spear Education

Sundt Construction

Suntec Concrete

Terros Health

TriWest Healthcare Alliance


Voya Financial

WaFd Bank

Wilde Wealth Management Group

Willmeng Construction