Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2018 in the July issues of the magazines. Each day, will profile one of the Most Influential Women of 2018. 

The Most Influential Women for 2018 will be honored at a reception that begins at 5:30 p.m. on August 23, 2018 at The Camby. For tickets or for sponsorship information, email or call (602) 277-6045. 

To see a complete list of the Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate, click here. To buy a copy the Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate issue, click here.

Today’s spotlight: Cherie Koester

Title: Principal and founder, Earthworks Environmental

Background: Koester founded Earthworks Environmental, an experienced environmental consulting firm that specializes in dust control and storm water pollution prevention.

Best decision: “Smartest decision? I haven’t gotten there yet. I feel as though I take educated risks and I trust myself. I make a choice and I stick with it.”

Surprising fact: “Forty percent of teen mothers graduate high school; less than two percent finish college before age 30. I made it a life goal to break this trend. I had my daughter at 16, finished high school, received undergraduate and master’s degrees before I was 30. This fall, I will have four children enrolled at ASU.”