Featuring inspirational stories of leadership in celebration of Reyna Montoya & Dr. Chad Gestson
Join Us for an Evening of Impact
Connect with other leaders who are Driven to Do for Arizona at Valley Leadership’s awards reception recognizing our honorees, Reyna Montoya and Dr. Chad Gestson.
Man & Woman of the Year is a long-standing, long-cherished event that honors Arizonans who are the instruments of progress, goodness and service to others. Showcasing our honorees’ track records of impact and commitment to the success of our state, the event is an opportunity to connect with, be inspired by and find new opportunities to collaborate with those who have stewarded impact and long-term change in our community.
The 73rd Annual Man & Woman of the Year event will be hosted from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on November 30th at the Paradise Valley Country Club.
Meet Our Honorees
Reyna Montoya founder of Aliento, has been an advocate on the local, state and national level for Dreamers & underrepresented communities since she was 19. In 2016, she founded Aliento, a youth-led organization that serves undocumented, DACA, and mixed immigration status families to transform trauma into hope and action. Aliento strategically organized a non-partisan coalition to empower the Arizona State Legislature to refer Prop. 308 to the ballot. If it passes in November, it will enable Arizona Dreamers to pay in-state tuition.
Dr. Chad Gestson, the Superintendent of the Phoenix Union High School District since the fall of 2015, is dedicated to expanding educational opportunities for all children in the valley. A Teach for America alum, he began his education career in 2001. As the principal of Camelback High School, he launched the first and only Montessori high school in Arizona.