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Looking Back at a Year of Firsts

Last year was an exciting year for Valley Leadership as it brought the launch of two of our newest programs, Catalyze and Explore. The Impact Maker also saw lots of growth with the launch of three new teams. Thank you to all the alumni and community partners who have made all of these accomplishments possible!

July 18, 2022

Valley Leadership Selects 15 Arizonans For Inaugural Explore Program

Explore is the second of VL’s reimagined leadership development programs that will take participants to explore the wide...

January 25, 2022

Paige Soucie Joins Valley Leadership Team

Paige Soucie has joined the Valley Leadership team as our Director of Marketing & Communications. She’ll help us share how VL’s reimagined leadership development model and Impact Maker are making a difference on the most pressing issues facing the state.

December 11, 2021

VL Welcomes Public Ally, Bhavana Somayaji

Bhavana Somayaji joins the Valley Leadership team, where she’ll support VL’s leadership development programs, Catalyze and Explore, over the next 10 months as a Public Ally and Strategic Learning Program Coordinator. Get to know Bhavana and join us in welcoming her to the Valley Leadership team.

December 9, 2021

$100,000 MolinaCares Accord Grant Creates New Partnership with Valley Leadership in Support of Re-Entry Focused Employment Programs in Arizona

The MolinaCares Accord, in collaboration with Molina Complete Care of Arizona, and Valley Leadership are launching a new Impact Maker team tasked with encouraging private sector employers in Arizona to remove barriers to employment for historically marginalized populations, including Medicaid recipients and the formerly incarcerated.

October 14, 2021

Valley Leadership Names 72nd Man & Woman of the Year

Kimber Lanning and Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. will be Valley Leadership’s 72nd Man & Woman of the Year. The pair were selected because of their commitment to Arizona and track record of impact in the community, particularly on the state’s most pressing issues.

September 20, 2021

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.

September 1, 2021

VL Welcomes Ginger Sykes Torres to Board of Directors

Valley Leadership recently welcomed Ginger Sykes Torres, an environmental consultant with Shikeyah Environmental, to join its Board of Directors. Get to know Ginger, why she loves living in Arizona, what motivates her community work – and her advice for getting more engaged.

August 12, 2021

Jennifer Gastelum Joins VL Team

Jennifer Gastelum has joined the Valley Leadership team as a leadership development manager.

August 9, 2021

Leadership Development Groups Commit to Developing Shared Curriculum on Racial Justice

A collective of leadership development organizations that work across the state have agreed to develop a shared curriculum focused on racial justice and equity.

August 2, 2021

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
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Nominate the 73rd Man & WOman of the Year

It’s that time of the year again. We need your help nominating the 73rd Man & Woman of the Year.

Don’t forget to save the date! This year’s awards reception will be held on Wednesday, November 30th.