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: Kris Gaw

Title: COO, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Background: Gaw is spearheading transformational change at MIHS, which historically has operated like a government run hospital. Gaw was selected by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2016 and 2017 as one of 130 Women Hospital and Health Care Leaders to Know because of her 30-year history of strong leadership in healthcare.

Community impact: Gaw is a member of the executive leadership team of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign to end heart disease and stroke among women. She also serves on the board of Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care, Maricopa County’s public behavioral health care system for persons challenged by serious mental illness.