Most Influential Women in Arizona 2018

When:
August 23, 2018
Where:

The Camby

2401 E Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85016

 

Time:
5:30 pm
Past Event

A sold-out crowd of nearly 500 people packed The Camby Thursday as Az Business and AZRE magazines honored the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2018.

While their titles, industries and roads to success may differ, each woman we are honoring here tonight has crashed through walls and shattered glass ceilings to give little girls who aspire to make it to the C-suite role models to follow,” said AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “Thank you for changing the face of Arizona business.”

To select the best and brightest women to recognize, the editorial team at AZ Big Media compiled a list of nearly 2,000 women from every facet of Arizona’s business landscape — banking, law, healthcare, bioscience, real estate, technology, manufacturing, retail, tourism, energy, accounting and nonprofits. Once that list was compiled, it was narrowed down to 150 women. A selection committee then voted for the 44 women who were honored in Az Business and 16 women who were honored in AZRE.

Winners

Here is the complete list of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2018:

Amy Altshuler, partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie 

Cathy Carlat, mayor, City of Peoria 

Jennifer Carusetta, executive director, Health System Alliance of Arizona 

Peggy Chase, president and CEO, Terros Health 

Jill Chasson, partner, Coppersmith Brockelman 

Victoria Coley, market vice president, desert states, Humana 

Amy Cotton Peterson, partner, Quarles & Brady 

Jennifer Cranston, shareholder, Gallagher & Kennedy

Megan Creecy-Herman, vice president and market leader, Liberty Property Trust

Lisa Dahl, executive chef and owner, Dahl Restaurant Group 

Lisa Davey, vice president, Washington Federal 

Kimberly Davids, general manager, The Weitz Company

Helen R. Davis, president and chair of the board, The Cavanagh Law Firm 

Jane Dobbs, president and CEO, Canyon State Credit Union 

Kristina Draper, chief technology officer, Wells Fargo 

Lisa Duran, member, Dickinson Wright, 

Coral Evans, mayor, City of Flagstaff 

Stephanie Fierro, partner, Jaburg Wilk 

Sara Fleury, coporate communications director, Kitchell

Wendy Forsythe, COO, HomeSmart International 

Kris Gaw, COO, Maricopa Integrated Health System 

Nicole M. Goodwin, managing shareholder, Greenberg Traurig 

Marianne Guenther, CEO, BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency 

Cammie Hancock Beckert, co-owner and managing director, Camelot Homes 

Dawn Hart, co-managing director and principal, Gensler

Pamela Higdon, senior vice president, Northern Trust 

Mary Holman, executive vice president and private banking director, National Bank of Arizona 

Amanda Houghton, executive vice president of asset management, Healthcare Trust of America

Misty Hyman, Olympic gold medalist and president of Mistyfly 

Susanne E. Ingold, shareholder, Burch & Cracchiolo 

Norma Izzo, member, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon  

Michelle Just, president and CEO, Beatitudes Campus 

Beth Katz, founder and principal, Katz Design Group

Pam Kehaly, CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona 

Cherie Koester, principal and founder, Earthworks Environmental

Drena Kusari, general manager, Southwest and Hawaii, Lyft 

Laurel Lewis, senior vice president in office properties, NAI Horizon

Alana Mann, president and owner, The Statesman Group

Karen C. McConnell, partner, Ballard Spahr 

Stephanie Mitrovic, Science & Technology studio leader, SmithGroupJJR

Audrey Monell, president, Forrest Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning 

Nina Mullins, senior director of land and Papago Park Center, SRP 

Lisa Ordóñez, vice dean, Eller College of Management 

Michelle Olson, head of Phoenix office, Fingerpaint 

Jenny Poon, founder and CEO, CO+HOOTS Co-working

Jessica L. Post, director, Fennemore Craig 

Kim Post, CEO of the hospital division and chief clinical office, HonorHealth 

Lisa Reilly Payton, senior partner, Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold 

Barbara U. Rodriguez-Pashkowski, chair of the real estate practice group, Gust Rosenfeld

Darin Sender, president and founder, Sender Associates

Liz Shabaker, CEO, Versant Capital Management 

Holly Shill, MD, director, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute 

Kim Shepard, market president, Cigna Arizona

Cindy Thomas, CFO, Sun State Builders

Diana Thomas, founder and CEO, The World Egg Bank 

Christine Wilkinson, senior vice president, Arizona State University 

Antonya Williams, vice president for the Southwest region, McCarthy Building Companies

Robyn Young, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Western Alliance Bancorporation 

Marilyn Zenko, natural and cultural resources group manager, Terracon

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