Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2021, including Elise Thorpe, principal at Lovitt & TouchéIn 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: Elise Thorpe


Lovitt & Touché

A nationally recognized thought leader in employee health and wellbeing, Thorpe serves as a principal with Lovitt & Touché. For more than 25 years, she has partnered with CEOs, CFOs and HR professionals to create strategic benefits packages that attract top talent and align with company culture.

Lesson learned in 2020: “The pandemic reinforced the importance of relationships, flexibility, and a positive attitude. Strong relationships helped strengthen mutual trust and respect during an unpredictable period that required immense flexibility in how we operated personally and professionally while striving to stay positive in some of the most trying circumstances.”

Source of pride: “I am most proud of my HR Wellness Roundtable, which I launched in 2011. I share new wellness concepts and resources with Valley employers so they can cultivate a culture of wellbeing within their organizations that improves employee health and wellbeing while, at the same time, increases productivity and profitability for the organization.”

Surprising fact: “I grew up on a ranch in New Mexico with horses, cats, goats, sheep, ducks and rabbits — but no chickens. In my young mind, that meant it wasn’t really a ranch. I entertained myself by exploring our property and befriending the snakes, lizards and tarantulas I found lurking about.”