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: Marianne Guenther

Title: CEO, BIG YAM and SNEAKY BIG Studios

Background: Guenther leads two sister companies under Bob Parsons’ YAM Worldwide. She leads both the full-service marketing agency and production studio, applying strong leadership and a relentless passion for her staff and businesses.

Best decision: “Taking a leap from the medical field where I practiced as a pulmonary physician assistant into marketing. This change took my investigative and customer/patient skills into the business world, which helped me solve problems there and took me out of my comfort zone. As a result, I expanded my skills.”

Surprising fact: “My husband is trying to make me into a coffee addict.”