Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2022, including Suzanne Boyles, director of the Economic Development Department for the City of BuckeyeIn celebration of the 11th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, 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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Suzanne Boyles, director of the Economic Development Department, City of Buckeye

BACKGROUND: “Currently, I am the economic development manager for the City of Buckeye. In addition, I serve as a board member for the Arizona Association for Economic Development, an ambassador for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and a Young Talent Advisor for Center for the Future of Arizona. I attended Western New Mexico University, were I received both my bachelors’ and masters’ degrees in business administration.”

SOURCE OF PRIDE: “I am most proud of the accomplishments that stemmed from the Buckeye Healthcare Initiative. This initiative was created to identify the healthcare gaps and development opportunities in the city, with the goal of bringing these much needed services to our community. The initiative was so successful that it resulted in both Abrazo Health and Banner Health committing to build healthcare campuses in Buckeye. Those commitments will include two new acute care hospitals, medical office buildings and other healthcare services.”

SURPRISING FACT: “I would like to think when I tell people I went to college on a volleyball scholarship that they are surprised, but if you have ever met me in person, my height sort of gives that away immediately. Volleyball has been a passion of mine since I was younger, and now I get to pass that on to my two daughters. I spend my nights, weekends and all of my free time coaching youth volleyball.”

SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: “Besides my amazing mother, the woman leader who inspired me the most is my high school basketball coach, Jackie Smith. Not only did she demand athletic excellence, more importantly she demanded academic success and set the example on being a leader off the court. She pushed us to become better people and teammates, which has helped me to this day.”

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