Greater Phoenix Leadership

The Region’s Leading CEOs
Working to align Business, Education
Philanthropy & Public Policy

Greater Phoenix Leadership is an organization of leading CEOs aligning leadership and resources at the intersection of the business, education, philanthropy and public policy sectors to improve economic vitality and quality of life.

Our Work

Leadership in Action

GPL is focused on strengthening the future of equity in Arizona, working collaboratively to support and encourage initiatives critical to our growth, centered around sound public policy, and aligned to socially responsible community partnerships. We also engage with and cultivate candidates for public office to help ensure representative governance for all.





the most visionary problem solvers and thought leaders in the state
Greater Phoenix Leadership collectively engages over 100 business leaders and their respective nearly 300,000 employees. Through our members, we work together to push forward initiatives, public policy and projects that will strengthen the future of Arizona.


striving to better the community


Co-Chairs: Mi-Ai Parrish (MAP Strategies) and Noreen Bishop (Chase Bank)

The Greater Phoenix Leadership Social Impact Committee and its member seek to identify, engage, develop and act on solutions that enhance the social fabric of the communities within our region and around the state of Arizona. In collaboration with local, regional and national partners, this committee will leverage its influence to embed equity where talent and leadership can thrive across several critical social determinants.


Co-Chairs:  John Graham (Sunbelt Holdings) and Steven Gonzales (Maricopa Community Colleges)

The mission of the Education Standing Committee is to promote broad-based, non-partisan public policy and connect businesses and schools to strengthen the Arizona educational system.


Co-Chairs: Paul Komadina (CBRE) and Sissie Roberts Shank (ChasRoberts)

The Greater Phoenix Leadership Community Infrastructure Committee is focused on maintaining and improving the region’s infrastructure needs to ensure that they are equipped to meet the expectations of a 21st century economy. Working strategically with community partners, we seek to inform and influence key policy decisions impacting our regional and statewide competitiveness.


Co-Chairs: Sharon Harper (Plaza Companies) and Adam Goodman (Goodman’s Interior Structures)

The Public Policy Committee discusses policies and initiatives related to the State’s economy and quality of life. Members of the committee review proposed legislation that positively impacts business, improves education, or might have a negative effect on Arizona’s image and business climate. The committee sets a comprehensive legislative engagement program so that GPL members can meet with legislators to discuss the impact of bills on their business and our community. GPL also identifies and trains candidates for the Arizona Legislature and encourages member support for their candidacies.