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 Axon.

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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: Axon

Most Admired Company: 2018-2022  

Top Arizona executive: Rick Smith, CEO and founder

What it does: Develops Taser, cameras and software products for law enforcement and civilians.

Dedcation to DEI: Axon is committed to building products that promote racial equity, diversity and inclusion. The company realizes that in order to make this happen, it must start from within. Part of Axon’s mission is to accelerate justice, and does that by making Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, or JEDI, part of its regular business decisions, processes, products, and actions. Axon plans to continue to assess its progress, test new ideas and have difficult conversations about complex issues.

Admirable trait: Axon has a bold mission to “protect life.” It draws in serious applicants and employees who are excited to join a team of experts in driving technology for the greater good of society. “Everyone gets home safe” is more than a slogan. It is Axon’s mantra and those looking to impact the justice system to better serve our communities know Axon has the passion, motivation and resources to bring these visions to fruition.

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