Valley Leadership Institute Class 38 Announced

July 26, 2016
News and Announcements

Valley Leadership is pleased to announce Valley Leadership Institute Class 38. After a competitive selection process the group was chosen from a wide range of business sectors, including corporate and nonprofit executives, small business owners, public officials and servants, and leaders in health care, education, law and technology.

Valley Leadership, which has been fostering local leaders since 1978, is known as the Valley’s oldest and most prestigious leadership development program. By drawing from the expertise of the State’s most respected and influential business, civic and community leaders, we provide real-time realities surrounding the most important issues shaping our community today, and in the future.

“The upcoming months are dedicated to empowering a new group of community leaders. We are thrilled to welcome Class 38 to the program,” said Christy Moore, Valley Leadership President and CEO. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact this diverse incoming Class of motivated leaders will surely have on the Valley.”

Beginning in August 2016, the nine-month institute will offer increased awareness and understanding of our community, leadership skills development, opportunities for engagement, and a broader network of personal and professional relationships.

The members of Class 38 are:
Tyler Allen, Tyler Allen Law Firm
Amy Armstrong, Support My Club
Aaron Bare, Purposely
James Barton, Torres Law Group
Elvy Barton, Salt River Project (SRP)
Alison Belkin, Rehab Without Walls
Leslie Benner, Cox Communications
Lee Ann Bohn, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
Ryen Borden, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Peter Boyle, Western School of Science and Technology
Chadwick Campbell, Cohn Financial Group
James Christian, James Christian, PLC
Valerie Cimarossa, University of Advancing Technology
Erika Coombs, Stifel
Elvia Díaz, The Arizona Republic
Marion Donaldson, Arizona School for the Arts
Michael Ellenby, 2010 Property Investments LLC
Lisa Fernandez, Educare Arizona
Miguel Fernandez, Chandler Gilbert Community College
Kathy Foster, Colliers International
Andi Fourlis, Arizona Science Center
Bobbie Fox, CopperPoint Insurance Company
Matthew Giordano, Phoenix Police Department
Sarah Gonzalez, Technical Assistance Partnership of Arizona
Daniil Gunitskiy, Teach For America
Lauren Henschen, Phoenix Center for the Arts
Mallory Hutchison, City of Phoenix
Lisa Jones, City of Phoenix Fire Department
Alyssa Koslow, Salt River Project
Adam Lang, Snell & Wilmer LLP
Brian Lee, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
Kristi Lee, ACEL (Asian Corporate Entrepreneur Leaders)
Jessica Lopez, U-Haul International, Inc.
Sara Mayer, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Trish McCarty, StarShine Academy Schools/Education Resources
Emily Mead, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Jay Minich, Andre House of Arizona
Juanice Oldham, Forefront Development, LLC
Rodrigo Olivares, Crisis Response Network, Inc.
Treena Parvello, Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise
Wes Patterson, Phoenix Fire Department
Alejandro Pérez, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Nate Rhoton, one-n-ten
Jen Rogers, Phoenix Chorale
Naketa Ross, ResilientMe
Michael Seaver, Seaver Consulting, LLC
Jessica Taylor, PetSmart
Todd Vigil, The Phoenix Symphony
Kim Wagie, APS
Steve Wagner, RightCare Foundation, Inc
Bruce Weber, Greater Boards LLC
Rachel Yanof, Phoenix Collegiate Academy

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