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 Arizona Business for 2018, click here. To buy a copy of the Most Influential Women issue, click here.

Today’s spotlight: Lisa Davey

Title: Vice president, Washington Federal

Background: Davey is vice president and northeast Arizona retail division manager for Washington Federal and also oversees the bank’s “Save at School” and “Washington Federal Financial Scholars” programs statewide.

Lesson learned: “I love onions, every single layer. But when it comes to people, I had to learn the hard way to peel back their onion-like layers before making any business decision about them. Some of my first hires, as a result, didn’t work. Now I’ve completely re-imagined how I evaluate talent.”

Surprising fact: “Don’t let the blond hair and business suit fool you. I love tent camping, riding quads and even shooting guns.”