Alumni Stories and Updates

Aki Sagi

Valley Leadership Selects 13 Arizonans For Explore Class 3

Thirteen Arizonans from the Valley Leadership alumni have been chosen for the third Explore program class. They will travel 1,700 miles to six communities across Arizona, engaging with 90 partners to understand diverse local issues. The program, running March to June and visits six different rural, urban, suburban, border and Native communities.

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Sara Crocker

Celebrate Hispanic and Latinx VL Alumni

September 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. With going back-to-school in mind for us at VL this month, we want to celebrate a few VL alums who are making an impact on the education landscape in Arizona.

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Valley Leadership

Valley Leadership Selects 114 Arizonans for Catalyze

Valley Leadership has selected 114 Arizonans to be part of the inaugural class of Catalyze, a completely virtual program designed to set people up to take action in the community. The cohort represents a diverse cross-section of sectors, industries and experience.

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Valley Leadership

Meet Valley Leadership’s New Board President and Leadership

Valley Leadership’s board of directors has elected its board leadership for the next two years. VL’s board will be led by President Paul Komadina, senior managing director for CBRE; Vice President Koran Hardimon, director of inclusion and diversity for Republic Services; Treasurer Josh Shade, Arizona market president for U.S. Bank; Secretary Nancy Baldwin, executive director and trustee of the Hickey Family Foundation; and At-Large Executive Committee Member Sherry McFadden, director at State Farm.

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