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Valley Leadership Names New Board Leadership

Valley Leadership’s board of directors has elected its leadership for the next two years, led by president Paul Komadina.

June 7, 2021

Valley Leadership Reimagines Its Approach to Leadership Training with the Goal of Engaging More Arizonans Than Ever to Lead

Valley Leadership has reimagined its leadership development model to attract and prepare a pipeline of Arizonans who are committed to leading and making a difference on the most pressing issues in our state.

May 11, 2021

U.S. Bank donates $100,000 to Valley Leadership as part of its $15 million Rebuild and Transform Fund

U.S. Bank today announced $100,000 in donations to Valley Leadership as part of its $15 million U.S. Bank Foundation Rebuild and Transform Fund, addressing systemic racial inequities in small business, housing and workforce advancement.

December 3, 2020

Bailey Reynolds Joins Valley Leadership Team

Valley Leadership is growing its team so it can grow its impact....

August 31, 2020

Valley Leadership Selects Nearly 100 Arizonans for Ready Together

Valley Leadership announced members of its first-ever Ready Together program, a completely virtual program designed to mobilize Arizonans to make an impact in the face of coronavirus. Meet the members of the class.

August 3, 2020

A Message from Valley Leadership: Our Commitment to Our Community

The deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville and Dion Johnson here in Phoenix – among many others – have been heartbreaking. It is important to us that you, as our community, know that we are angered by these deaths and that we stand together in solidarity to root out racism from our systems. We believe that Black Lives Matter.

June 10, 2020

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.

May 7, 2020

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
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