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Congratulations to our 2022 ‘Leaders of the Year’

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The Arizona Capitol Times presents the 2022 Leaders of the Year!

Each year, the Arizona Capitol Times recognizes leaders that have contributed to the growth of our state. These are the people and groups that hunker down each day to find ways to improve the quality of life of Arizona’s citizens. The awardees will be recognized at an awards luncheon at noon. on Sept. 27 at the Phoenix Art Museum. They will also be profiled in a special edition of the Arizona Capitol Times.

Arts & Culture
Patrick McWhortor, CEO, Arizona Citizens for the Arts
Ignacio Garcia, Artist & Board Member of the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
Anne L’Ecuyer, Executive Director, Arizona Commission on the Arts
Association
Courtney LeVinus, President & CEO, Arizona Multihousing Association
Matt Contorelli, Government Affairs Director, Arizona Association of REALTORS
Cheryl Lombard, President & CEO, Valley Partnership
Economy
Todd Sanders, President & CEO, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Sally Morton, Executive Vice President & Professor, ASU Knowledge Enterprise
Sandra Watson, President & CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority
Education
Dr. Chad Wilson, Superintendent, East Valley Institute of Technology
Stephanie Parra, Executive Director, All In Education
Brian Mueller, President, Grand Canyon University
Environment
Daniel Stellar, Arizona State Director, The Nature Conservancy
Ted Cooke, General Manager, Central Arizona Project
Tom Buschatzke, Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources
Healthcare
Dr. Michael White, Chief Clinical Officer, Valleywise Health
Pam Kehaly, President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Gabrielle Finley-Hazle, President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center, Dignity Health
Government
Representative Russell “Rusty” Bowers, Speaker of the House
Mayor Craig McFarland, City of Casa Grande
Martin Harvier, President, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Mayor Tom Brady, Bullhead City
Law
Alexis Glascock, Attorney, Fennemore
Andy Gaona, Attorney, Coppersmith Brockelman
Kory Langhofer, Managing Partner, Statecraft
Manufacturing & Industry
Danny Seiden, President & CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Mike Boike, Head of Arizona Operations, Lucid Motors
Chris Camacho, President & CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Public Policy
Andrea Whitsett, Director, Morrison Institute for Public Policy
Will Humble,  Executive Director, Arizona Public Health Association
Dr. Sybil Francis, President & CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona
Social Services
Darcy Olsen, CEO & Founder, Gen Justice
Joseph Garcia, Executive Director, Chicanos Por La Causa Action Fund
Amalia Luxardo, CEO, Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona
Kristen Merrifield, CEO, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Technology
Carol Stewart, Vice President, Tech Parks Arizona, The University of Arizona
Christine Boles, Vice President, Network & Edge Group, Intel
Deanna Wise, Chief Information Officer, Banner Health
Transportation
Jessica Mefford-Miller, CEO, Valley Metro
David Martin, President, Arizona Chapter – Associated General Contractors of America
Senator T.J. Shope, Arizona Senate
Lifetime Achivement
Alberto Gutier, Director, Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

One comment

  1. As a 2013 Leaders of the Year recipient, I’m excited to be there to celebrate the 2022 recipients!

    Jack W. Lunsford

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