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News and Announcements
Valley Leadership Creates First-Ever Living Lab Experience in Unprecedented Response to the Covid-19 Crisis
As Arizona and the rest of the world grapple with the impact of COVID-19, Valley Leadership is launching a new, completely virtual program to mobilize all interested Arizonans in the face of this crisis. Ready Together will cultivate and prepare leaders to identify and solve the pressing issues further exposed by the pandemic.
Valley Leadership announces Kenneth J. Schutz and Karrin Taylor Robson as the organization’s newest Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their long-term contributions and commitment to our community at the Annual Man & Woman of the Year event along with the late Sen. John McCain, who will receive the inaugural Person of The Decade award.
Valley Leadership announced members of Valley Leadership Institute Class 41 and Valley Leadership Accelerate 2019. The two cohorts—a cross-sector mix of diverse leaders with multiple perspectives on issues—were chosen through a competitive selection process.
Valley Leadership (VL) has hired Bridget Jones as Vice President, Leadership Development. This first-ever head of learning position will oversee Valley Leadership’s leadership cultivation programming to empower Arizona leaders to tackle the most pressing issues facing our state. Jones will design and implement learning curriculum to grow the knowledge, skills and network class members need to make immediate and systemic change in Arizona.
Read the guest commentary that appeared in the Arizona Republic about our Pivot to Impact from the partners who made it possible: Steve Seleznow of the Arizona Community Foundation, Paul Luna of Helios Education Foundation, Gene D’Adamo of Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Mary Jane Rynd of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, and Suzanne Pfister of Vitalyst Health Foundation.
Today, Valley Leadership announces the next milestone in its 40-year history. Five local philanthropic partners have collectively agreed to invest in the organization’s Pivot Toward Impact, a strategic change that shifts the focus from a leadership program that individuals start and finish, to developing a leadership culture within Arizona that seeks to impact long-term issues.
Valley Leadership announces John Graham and Colleen Jennings-Roggensack as the organization’s Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their long-term contributions and commitment to our community at the Annual Man & Woman of the Year awards luncheon on March 29, 2019 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa.
Today, Valley Leadership announced members of Valley Leadership Accelerate Class 2018. After the selection process, the class was chosen from a wide range of business sectors, including corporate and nonprofit professionals, small business owners, and leaders in education, law and technology.
Today, Valley Leadership announced members of Valley Leadership Institute Class 40. After a competitive selection process, the class was chosen from a wide range of business sectors, including corporate and nonprofit executives, small business owners, public officials and servants, and leaders in healthcare, education, law and technology.