Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2020, including Julie Tomich, senior vice president and general manager at American Express. Each day, azbigmedia.com is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2020.
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Today’s spotlight: Julie Tomich
Senior vice president and general manager
Background: Tomich has held a variety of leadership positions at American Express over her 13-year career. She brings broad global Fortune 100 management experience in sales, servicing operations, client relationship management, global operations, and organizational re-engineering.
Professional advice: “Adopt a continuous learning mindset. The business world is evolving at such a rapid pace with new technology like artificial intelligence and machine learning that leaders of the future will need to keep pace with and anticipate the disruptive capabilities and evolving needs of customers to remain competitive.”
Lesson learned in 2020: “I’ve learned the importance of recognizing when you need to pivot your strategy, expectations or approach. COVID-19 has tested nearly every leader in every industry and forced rapid change. Leaders who remained resilient and positive when facing change and ambiguity were in the best position to pivot themselves and their organizations to succeed in the new environment.”
Surprising fact: “I went to college on a basketball scholarship. Sports have played an important role in shaping my leadership style – hard work, goal setting, dealing with failure, winning as a team.”