Most Influential Women: Reine Yazbeck Hamilton, Wells Fargo

MIW 2022 | 27 Aug |

Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2022 including, Reine Yazbeck Hamilton, senior vice president, Wells Fargo. In celebration of the 11th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, azbigmedia.com is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2022 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2022 dinner and reception.


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The Most Influential Women for 2022 will be honored at a reception on August 25 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. For sponsorship information, email [email protected] For information about the event honoring the Most Influential Women, email [email protected] or click here. To buy tickets, click here.

Reine Yazbeck Hamilton, senior vice president, Wells Fargo

BACKGROUND: Reine Yazbeck Hamilton serves as senior vice president at Wells Fargo. As a child, Yazbeck Hamilton grew up in war-torn Beirut. After moving to the U.S. at age 11 and only speaking Arabic and French, she soon became fluent in English and continues to immerse herself in various cultures and languages to better connect with others and build a deeper understanding of social and human values in unfamiliar places. 

SOURCE OF PRIDE:My proudest professional accomplishment was building and bringing together a diverse team of exceptionally talented, community-focused, professionals who helped execute an impactful vision. Together, we built a unique Business Banking model for our Arizona market — creating a dedicated, full-service Nonprofit Banking Division. I was able to support and create new initiatives for our clients. Through this work, I developed strong community partnerships, to help weave common threads and work together on social issues to impact meaningful change for our customers and the community.”

 SURPRISING FACT:Growing up in Beirut, Lebanon as a child, I was not exposed to learning nor speaking English until I moved to the U.S. at age 11 and tested into 8th grade. I was the youngest in my class and only spoke Arabic and French. My dad would often joke and say as talkative and loud as I was, I sure learned to listen a lot more! Luckily, my 8th-grade French teacher would often take time after class to tutor me and teach me English grammar. As a pre-teen, I found myself watching a lot of music videos, soap operas and reality TV to help me learn conversational English. In less than a year I became fluent in English.” 

SOURCE OF INSPIRATION:I have had many inspirational figures throughout my career but a particular woman leader whose impact stands out to me is Peggy Chase, president and CEO of Terros Health. I have known Peggy for over a decade and she embodies the meaning of servant leadership. Her inspiring work, strong values, humility and her ability to genuinely connect with others to drive impactful change, in my opinion, puts her in the “remarkable leaders” category. She not only inspires me, but she also inspires her organization, her team, and those working alongside her, community leaders and partners alike.”

Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2022

Dr. Suzanne Bentz, Red Mountain Weight Loss

Stephanie A. Bivens, Bivens & Associates

Rachel M. Bond, MD, Dignity Health

Suzanne Boyles, City of Buckeye

Alaina Chabrier, SRP

Margaret Chamberlain, OneAZ Credit Union

Rachel Davis-Schultz, CopperPoint Insurance Companies 

Jennifer Delgado, Burch & Cracchiolo

Brigitte Finley Green, Engelman Berger

Lin Sue Flood, Hospice of the Valley

Christine Gannon, BrightWorks Consulting

Karen Hoffman Tepper, PhD, Terros Health

Dawn Jones, Intel

Lisa Lovallo, Cox Communications

Lyndel Manson, Arizona Board of Regents

Carli Ann McClure, Grant Thornton

Karla Morales, Arizona Technology Council

Emily Nachlas, Western Alliance Bancorporation

Breanna Naegeli, PhD, Grand Canyon University

Shar Najafi-Piper, PhD, Copa Health

Christina Noyes, Gust Rosenfeld

Grace O’Sullivan, Arizona State University

Reena Rastogi, MD, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Sara Regan, Desert Financial Credit Union

Karen Roch,  Credit Union West

Lisa Rulney, University of Arizona

Melanie Smihula, Edkey Sequoia Schools

Sherry Stotler, Valleywise Health

Lynn Toler, TV judge and host 

Kelli Tonkin, Enterprise Bank & Trust

Telle VanTrojen, Geneva Financial

Ruth Veloria, University of Phoenix

Amy Walters, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Annabel Whiting, PNC

Reine Yazbeck Hamilton, Wells Fargo 

Sandra Zebrowski, MD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate for 2022

Morgan Betancourt, project director, Okland Construction 

Keri Davies, partner, LevRose Commercial Real Estate

Alicia Hardwick, leasing manager, Prologis

Michelle Heeb, president and CEO, Forward Tilt

Dani Huval, business development director, Chasse Building Team

Bev Jensen, regional operations manager, Colliers

Carrie Kelly, executive director, Arizona Association for Economic Development

Alexandra Loye, executive managing director, Cushman & Wakefield

Stephanie Maderazzo-Hughes, CEO and COO, Canyon State Electric

Nancy McClure, first vice president, CBRE

Kathleen Morgan, managing director, Newmark

Vicki Robinson, senior vice president, JLL

Heather Skinner, vice president of global real estate, JP Morgan Chase

Angela Watson, president and CEO, Shepley Bulfinch

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