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.

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Today’s spotlight: Kim Shepard

Title: Market president, Cigna Arizona

Background: Shepard is Cigna’s market president for Arizona. She has been in the industry for 35 years and with Cigna for 15 of those years.

Best decision: “I applied for a leadership position I thought I was qualified for and didn’t get it. Rather than be discouraged, I sought feedback as to what skills or knowledge I was lacking and found an opportunity to close that gap which allowed me to be successful the next time the role opened.”

Surprising fact: “In my down time I am happy to settle down with a good book or logic puzzle.”