August 16, 2021

Michael Gossie

Most Influential Women of 2021: Kathey Wagner, EPS Group

Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2021, including Kathey Wagner, CEO of EPS GroupIn 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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The Most Influential Women for 2021 will be honored at a reception on August 26 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. For sponsorship information, email For information about the event honoring the Most Influential Women, email or click here.

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Today’s spotlight: Kathey Wagner


EPS Group

Wagner began working in the AEC industry as a business strategist in 2014, joined EPS Group in 2018, and was appointed CEO in 2019. Wagner brings decades of experience working in diverse environments and industries, from startups to Fortune 50 companies, insurance to engineering, legal services to hospitality, and more. Known for winning in highly competitive environments, Wagner offers a different slant on business that increases shareholder value, grows revenue, and helps people realize their dreams.

Lesson learned in 2020: “During the past year we all endured extended periods of isolation and loneliness.  The power of kindness and humanity provided me with the strength to endure the ever-changing environment and has made me a better human and leader.”

Source of pride: “Early in my management career I was selected to serve on an enterprise structure study.  Our team had to overcome cultural pushback and hierarchical challenges to create meaningful change.  Our work strengthened the company’s foundation and fueled new levels of success; next year the company will celebrate 100 years in business.”

Surprising fact: “My initial interview for a Fortune 500 company, was an after-hours plumbing emergency service call.  At the time of providing the service, I did not know the tenant or their profession.  After the repairs and clean up were complete, I asked if I could do anything else and the tenant replied; yes, please stop by my office tomorrow I want you to meet with our leadership team who is looking to hire a management trainee… truly brings meaning to ‘The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.’ J. Salk.”