Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2021, including Michele Pino, commercial and site selection specialist for Land Advisors OrganizationIn celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2021 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2021 dinner and reception.

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Today’s spotlight: Michele Pino

Commercial and site selection specialist

Land Advisors Organization

Pino has been a commercial site selection advisor with Land Advisors Organization since 2006. She previously served as executive director at the ASU Research Park and eight years in state government. She is a member of AASBO, president of her family’s charitable foundation and a board member of WESTMARC and Valley Partnership.  Pino holds a master’s degree from Thunderbird and undergraduate degrees from the University of Arizona in Russian, political science and business. 

Lesson learned in 2020: “This pandemic illuminated the general dis-ease in the community with the confluence of isolation, negativity and divisive politics.  Good leaders create common ground and mutual respect. I hope to do my part by bringing a more positive and inclusive dialog into my business practices and interactions within the community.”

Source of pride: “I’m most proud of the business and personal relationships I’ve formed in three fulfilling careers  as a paralegal, economic developer and real estate agent.  At the end of the day, no one may remember the last deal I did, but I hope they will remember my integrity.”

Surprising fact: “I have degree in Russian studies, speak the language (on a good day), worked for an American hospital in Moscow during graduate school, and thought I would become a U.S. ambassador one day.”