Man & Woman of the Year

70th Annual Man and Woman of the Year Luncheon
March 29, 2019

Each year more than 1,000 Valley influencers gather to honor one man and one woman for their vision, innovation, measurable impact on the lives of others, and their extraordinary service to our community. This year, Valley Leadership draws inspiration from the stories of impact of John Graham and Colleen Jennings-Roggensack.


Who: Honorees Colleen Jennings-Roggensack and John Graham, Valley Leadership alumni, partners, supporters and friends

When: Friday, March 29th, 11:00am (registration opens); program begins promptly at 11:45am (give yourself extra time to park and register)

Where: JW Marriott Camelback Inn, The Arizona Ballroom: 5402 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Parking in front of hotel/conference center (self-parking is limited due to morning event preceding the luncheon)

Valet service will be provided in front of conference center ballrooms (gratuity not included) or; Skip the parking garage and take a LYFT! Use the code “VL19” and receive 20% off 2 rides to and from the luncheon on March 29th

Exciting raffle items (bid before luncheon starts)



Tickets and Sponsorship

For Individual Tickets click here.
Sponsorship Opportunities , email Dave Brown for more information.

Past Honorees:

Review the list of Past Honorees.

Honorees for this prestigious award are accepted each fall from the public at large. A committee of past honorees and community leaders then selects a single man and woman to be honored at the spring luncheon. These demonstrated long-term, leaders are actively involved in our community and have made a significant difference in the Valley through their efforts and accomplishments. In addition, they have contributed to Valley Leadership’s mission to enhance the abilities of leaders to serve and strengthen our community.


Special thank you to all of our sponsors! List of sponsors will be updated leading up to the event. Interested in sponsoring?  Let us know.

Presenting Sponsor:

Leading Sponsor:


Event Sponsors:

ASU Gammage
Frys Food

Golden Ticket Sponsors:


Carstens Family Funds

Supporting Sponsors:


Alliance Bank


Table Host Sponsors:


AZ Community Foundation
ASU Foundation
AZ Central
Phoenix Zoo
Brophy College
Lewis Roca”
Quarles and Brady
On Media
Nina Mason
Wells Fargo
Copper Point