The Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2020 and the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2021 will both be honored this week in separate events.

To ensure the safety of all in attendance, there will be a limited number of tickets available to allow for social distancing, the number of people seated at each table has been reduced, and the venue is being sanitized prior to each event.

Event honoring Most Influential Women of 2020

Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2020 will be honored at a celebratory dinner on  Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Chateau Luxe, 1175 E. Lone Cactus Drive, Phoenix, 85024. The special guest co-host for the event is Lin Sue Cooney, director of community engagement for Hospice of the Valley and respected former Valley news anchor.

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Event honoring Most Influential Women of 2021

The Most Influential Women for 2021 will be honored at a reception on August 26 at Chateau Luxe. The special guest co-host for the event is Donna Rossi, director of communications for the Phoenix Police Department and Emmy Award-winning news reporter.

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The Most Influential Women of 2020 were photographed individually and then put together in a group photo using PhotoShop. (Photos by Mike Mertes, AZ Big Media. PhotoShop work by Bruce Andersen, AZ Big Media)

Class of 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

Lisa Bentley, partner, McCarthy Nordburg

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

Tara Grenier, principal, Orcutt Winslow

Britney Griner, center, Phoenix Mercury 

Marina Hammersmith, senior vice president, ORION Investment Real Estate

Katie Haydon Perry, executive vice president, Haydon Building Corp.

Sheryl Hays, director of property management, Wentworth Property Company

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

Julie King, CEO, Harmon Electric

Gretchen Kinsella, Arizona Business Unit leader, DPR Construction

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 

Carrie Masters, COO, LGE Design Build

Peggy R. Maxwell, senior vice president of property and facilities management, Plaza Companies

Jennifer May, co-founder, Two Sister Bosses

Kristine Millar, principal, Orcutt Winslow

Coree Neumeyer, partner, Quarles & Brady

Jackie Orcutt, senior vice president, CBRE

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

Danna Pratte, CEO, Nutritional Brands

Karilee Ramaley, senior principal attorney, SRP

Jennifer Reynolds, principal, Ideation Design Group

Regina Romero, mayor, City of Tucson

Kim Soule, senior vice president, Colliers

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

Trisha Talbot, managing director, Newmark Knight Frank

Colleen Tebrake, co-founder, Two Sister Bosses

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

Daily Wright, principal, Orcutt Winslow

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

Class of 2021

Julia S. Acken

Member, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Jamie Boggs

Vice president of athletics, Grand Canyon University

Christine Boles

Vice president of Internet of Things Group, general manager of Industrial Solutions Division, Intel

Latasha Causey

Vice president, human resources , Bell Bank

Alyssa B. Chapital, MD, PhD, MBA

Medical director, Mayo Clinic Hospital

Kari Cornicelli

Executive vice president and CFO, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Sarah Cosette

Vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Phoenix

Susan Dana-Kobey

Partner, Burch & Cracchiolo

Christine Ferrell

Vice president, private banking, Enterprise Bank & Trust

Gabrielle Finley-Hazle

President and CEO, Dignity Health Arizona Central and West Valley

Lyndsey Fry

Director of external engagement and female hockey, Arizona Coyotes

Julie Gable

COO, TBConsulting

Beth Ginzinger

Chief strategy officer and chief risk officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona

Nancy Gonzales

Executive vice president and university provost, Arizona State University

Meghan H. Grabel

Partner, Osborn Maledon

Cathy Graham

Executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Desert Financial Credit Union

Susan M. Gray

CEO, Tucson Electric Power

Dawn Grove

Vice President and corporate counsel, Karsten Manufacturing

Christina Hamilton

Equity partner, The Cavanagh Law Firm

Jeanine Jerkovic

Economic development director, City of Surprise

Adriana Kong Romero

President , Bank of America Tucson

Barbara Kennedy

Executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Western Alliance Bank

Rebecca Lundberg

Arizona division president, PulteGroup

Lea Marquez Peterson

Chairwoman, Arizona Corporation Commission

Beth McDonald

Radio host, KEZ 99.9

Geri Mingura

Associate general manager and chief human resources executive, SRP

Stacie Pinderhughes, MD

Market chief medical officer , UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement

Jennifer Russo

Owner and executive chef, The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s and Jennifer’s Catering

Sandra Sagehorn-Elliott

President and CEO, Vantage West Credit Union.

Dr. Heather Schneider

Dental director, Delta Dental of Arizona

Erica Sietsma

COO, Digital Air Strike

Pam Stelzer, CPA

Audit manager, Henry+Horne

Beth Stiller

CEO, Massage Envy

Mona Stone

Senior vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer, and corporate secretary, Goodwill of Central Arizona

Elise Thorpe

Principal, Lovitt & Touché

Keri Tignini

Executive director, market executive, JPMorgan Chase

Cathleen Walker

Regional president and head of corporate banking, PNC Bank

Kris Yamano

Wealth management industry leader