Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2023, including Jamie Blakeman, CEO of Lōkahi Engineering. In celebration of the 12th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, azbigmedia.com is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2023 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2023 dinner and reception.
The Most Influential Women for 2023 will be honored at a reception on Thursday, August 17 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. For sponsorship information, email Amy.Lindsey@azbigmedia.com. For information about the event honoring the Most Influential Women, email Lynette.Carrington@azbigmedia.com or click here. To buy tickets, click here.
Jamie Blakeman, CEO, Lōkahi Engineering
BACKGROUND: Jamie Blakeman began her traffic engineering career 25 years ago. Her vision of shaping a collaborative environment that integrates creativity and outside-the-box thinking ignited her dream to launch Lōkahi. She innovatively creates solutions to increase mobility and provide equality between all modes of transportation while also improving safety. Additionally, Blakeman’s work focuses on supporting economic vitality.
CAREER PATH INSPIRATION: “I cannot take the credit here. It’s really others around me who encouraged, inspired, believed in me and pushed me to step out of my comfort zone. Of course, taking all things to prayer, I have taken leaps of faith every day and I am living a life and career I never dreamed of.”
SOURCE OF PRIDE: “The accomplishment I am most proud of is the environment we have created at Lōkahi. Daily, I am in awe of everything from the depth of character and dedication of my team, to our amazing and incredibly loyal clients, who are also our greatest cheerleaders. It is an amazing community.”
SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: “First, my team is my top supporter every minute of every day. We stick together through all the ups and downs and challenges. Second, our clients. Once we stepped out as Lōkahi I was amazed by their loyalty and support. I cannot express how grateful I am for them.”
SURPRISING FACT: “My first professional job was as a high school math teacher. Learning how to communicate and teach others effectively is still a skill I am refining every day. I have fond memories of my time as a teacher, and I often wonder what my former students are doing today.”