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Announcing 71st Man and Woman of the Year and Person of the Decade

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.

October 30, 2019

VL Selects Members for Institute Class 41 and Accelerate 2019

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.

August 5, 2019

Bridget Jones, Vice President, Leadership Development Announcement

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.

May 15, 2019

The Pivot to a Sound Investment in Arizona Future

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.

January 3, 2019

Valley Leadership Raises $1 Million for Its Innovative Pivot Toward Impact

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.

November 28, 2018

70th Annual Man and Woman of the Year Announced

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.

November 5, 2018

Vally Leadership Accelerate Class 2018 Selected

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.

August 13, 2018

Valley Leadership Institute Class 40 Selected

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.

August 9, 2018

Valley Leadership Pivoting to Greater Focus on Impact

Read a guest commentary in the Arizona Republic from CEO Dave Brown on Valley Leadership's Pivot to Impact.

July 24, 2018

Valley Leadership Opens Applications for Institute Class 40 and Accelerate 2018

Valley Leadership (VL) has opened applications for its flagship program Valley Leadership Institute (VLI), which is in its 40th Class, and Valley Leadership Accelerate (VLA), which is in its fourth year.

March 21, 2018

Valley Leadership Adopts Two-Year Strategic Plan with Evolved Mission and Vision

The Valley Leadership (VL) board of directors officially adopted a two-year strategic plan designed to develop and build Valley Leadership for the future. The plan aligns the organization’s programming, operations and governance systems to act together for intentional impact on issues facing Arizona. The evolved mission, vision and values statements focus on mobilizing, leveraging and empowering a broad spectrum of leaders across the state in order to address our most pressing concerns.

March 5, 2018

69th Valley Leadership Man & Woman of the Year Honorees Announced

Valley Leadership announces Neil Giuliano and Sharon Harper as the organization’s 69th 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 8, 2018 at the Arizona Biltmore.

November 1, 2017
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