Arizona’s Most Influential Women in Business for 2021

There are many adjectives that could be used to describe each of the most influential women in business in Arizona for 2021. Smart. Inventive. Independent. But also solidarity.

“What makes me most proud is to see those I have led, mentored or coached – especially those of the next generation of workers – thrive in the best versions of themselves,” says Latasha Causey, Vice President of Human Resources for Bell Bank. “All of the phone calls, assumptions and connections have helped them be successful both personally and professionally. Doing my little part by helping them gives me confidence in our future.

Creating and using these connections has never been more important than it was during the COVID-19 crisis.


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“The pandemic made me realize how important it is to stay in touch with people,” said Christine Ferrell, vice president of private banking for Corporate banking and trust. “For a while, we didn’t have the opportunity to see friends, family or clients in person as we normally would. Making the connections, even if not in person, has really helped me realize that in order to be a good friend, family member, and leader, you have to be there. You have to be creative in the way you build and maintain relationships. “

Each of the company’s most influential women in Arizona for 2021 has made connections throughout her career to distinguish herself as a leader in her industry. But there’s a lot more to learn about this year’s most influential women in Arizona business. Get to know them better during a dinner celebrating their achievements on August 26, 2021, at Château Luxe. For more details on the event, click here.

Learn more about all of Arizona Business’s Most Influential Women for 2021 starting July 5, 2021, on azbigmedia.com, when we start posting the Daily Profiles of each of the 2021 Laureates leading up to the Women’s Event. most influential.

Arizona’s Most Influential Women in Business for 2021

Julia S. Acken

Member, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Jamie boggs

Vice-president athletics, Grand Canyon University

Christine Boles

Vice-President of the Internet of Things group, General Manager of the Industrial Solutions division, Intelligence

Latasha causey

Vice-president, human resources, Bell Bank

Alyssa B. Chapital, MD, PhD, MBA

Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Hospital

Kari cornicelli

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Sarah Cosette

Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Phoenix

Susan dana-kobey

Partner, Burch & Cracchiolo

Christine ferrell

Vice-president, private banking, Corporate banking and trust

Gabrielle Finley Hazle

President and CEO, Dignity Health Arizona Central and West Valley

Lyndsey Fry

Director of External Engagement and Women’s Hockey, Arizona Coyotes

Julie gable

COO, TBConsulting

Beth ginzinger

Strategy Director and Risk Director, Arizona Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Nancy Gonzales

Eexecutive vice-president and rector of the university, Arizona State University

Meghan H Grabel

Partner, Osborn Maledon

Catherine graham

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Desert Financial Credit Union

Susan M. Gray

CEO, Electric power Tucson

Dawn Grove

Vice-President and Legal Advisor, Karsten Manufacturing

Christina hamilton

Equity partner, Cavanagh law firm

Jeanine Jerkovic

Director of Economic Development, City of surprises

Adriana kong romero

President , Bank of America Tucson

Barbara kennedy

Executive Vice President and Director of Human Resources, Western Alliance Bank

Rebecca lundberg

Arizona Division President, Pulte Group

Lea Marquez Peterson

President, Arizona Society Commission

Beth mcdonald

Radio host, KEZ 99.9

Geri Mingura

Deputy Director General and Director of Human Resources, PER

Stacie Pinderhughes, MD

Chief market doctor, UnitedHealthcare Health and retirement insurance

Jennifer russo

Owner and Executive Chef, The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s and Jennifer’s Catering

Sandra Sagehorn-Elliott

President and CEO, Vantage West Credit Union.

Dr Heather Schneider

Dental Director, Arizona Delta Dental

Erica Sietsma

COO, Digital airstrike

Pam Stelzer, CPA

Audit manager, Henri + Horne

Beth stiller

CEO, Fancy a massage

Mona stone

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Central Arizona Goodwill

Elise thorpe

Main, Lovitt & Touché

Keri tignini

Executive Director, Market Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Catherine walker

Regional President and Head of Investment Banking, PNC Bank

Kris yamano

Vice-president and market leader, BMO Wealth Management

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