910 E. Osborn Rd., Ste. A
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phoenix, AZ 85014
President & CEO
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President & CEO, Valley Leadership
Since 2012, Christy has served at the helm of Valley Leadership, the premier leadership development organization in Arizona advancing the passions and accelerating the pursuits of leaders in our community. She is committed to furthering the organization’s four decades of impact through a robust and engaged network of nearly 3,000 alumni. Under Christy’s leadership, Valley Leadership set course on a modern direction, making strategic investments to enhance and expand programming. New programming includes LeaderLink, a program that connects passionate leaders with non-profits, and the CEO Advisory Circle, which engages well-respected leaders who give guidance to Valley Leadership.
Prior to joining Valley Leadership, Christy held various executive leadership positions for statewide and national community benefit organizations providing programs and services for women that deliver care and protect their health, safety, and rights. She received the ATHENA Young Professional Award presented by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 2013 and the Director of the Year Award for Organizational Accomplishment and Innovation by the Organization of Nonprofit Executives in 2016. A living example of Valley Leadership’s mission, Christy is an active volunteer leader for various nonprofit and civic organizations in Arizona, currently serving as Board Chair for Phoenix Community ToolBank.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, she earned her Master of Social Work degree with an emphasis in Administration, Policy and Planning from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She enjoys running, practicing yoga, and visiting locally owned coffee shops and other businesses. Her most treasured role is being an auntie.
Sophia Mayberry joined the VL team as Program Manager in July 2015. In this role, she manages the planning and execution of the VL’s programming, including the Leadership Institute, Youth Leadership in Philanthropy and Alumni programming.
Sophia’s experience ranges from corporate event planning to non-profit communications and public relations. She has honed her social media, event planning, and research skills under the leadership of communications professionals at statewide community benefit agencies. Most recently she worked as a crowdfunding account manager at the Arizona State University Foundation, where she trained ASU groups to crowd fund their projects.
Sophia is a native of Phoenix. She is an ASU alumni with a bachelors and masters degrees in journalism and mass communication, as well as a certificate in special event management. In her free time she enjoys baking, reading, going to the movies and spending time with loved ones.