our Leadership
GPL 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.
GPL members represent a diverse set of business interests and are among the most visionary problem solvers and thought leaders in the state. Membership represents several industries, including higher education, energy, professional sports, development, healthcare, law, banking and finance, construction and technology, plus many more.
Phoenix 40

Did you know that Greater Phoenix Leadership was once known as the Phoenix 40? Learn all about our history, going all the way back to our start in 1974.

Former Board Chairs

Greater Phoenix Leadership has attracted the very best in business and community affairs. That includes the 32 members who have served as Chairs.

Board Members
Committees
Members
Staff
Pam Kehaly President & CEO Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona Chair
Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr. Managing Partner Lewis Roca Vice Chair
Simer Mayo Founder & CEO Valor Global Treasurer
Gonzalo De La Melena Founder & CEO Emerging Domestic Market Ventures Secretary
Jeff Benck President & CEO Benchmark Electronics
Michael J. Bidwill President Arizona Cardinals
Barb Dawson Firm Chair Snell & Wilmer LLP
Michael M. Donahey Partner Snell & Wilmer LLP
Tommy Espinoza President & CEO Espinoza Community Development LLC
Peter Fine Peter S. Fine, FACHE President & CEO Banner Health
Phil Gallagher CEO Avnet, Inc.
Monica Garnes President Fry's Food Stores
Adam Goodman President & CEO Goodmans Interior Structures
John W. Graham President & CEO Sunbelt Holdings
Richard Gray, MD CEO Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Jeff Guldner CEO Pinnacle West Corporation
Sharon J. Harper President & CEO Plaza Companies
Mike Hoover President & CEO Sundt Corporation
Kimber Lanning Founder Local First Arizona Foundation
Mi-Ai Parrish MAP Strategies Group GPL Mi-Ai Parrish CEO & President MAP Strategies Group
Suzanne Pfister President & CEO Vitalyst Health Foundation
Jim Pratt General Manager & CEO SRP
Sissie Roberts Shank President & CEO Chas Roberts Air Conditioning Inc.
John Wolfe John Wolfe Retired Cox Communications
Martha dePlazaola Abbott Principal & Managing Director Gensler
Susan Anable Phoenix Market Vice President Cox Communications, West Region
Robert Anderson Robert Anderson CEO Prisma Graphic
John Arnold, ABOR, GPL John Arnold Executive Director Arizona Board of Regents
Francie Austin Chairman of the Board The ACES
Oliver Badgio Chief Brand Officer Prime Steak Concepts
Reginald M. Ballantyne III, FACHE Principal RMB III Consultancy, LLC
Josh Bartelstein CEO Phoenix Suns and Mercury
Betsey Bayless Betsey Bayless President Emeritus Valleywise Health
Jeff Benck President & CEO Benchmark Electronics
Timothy Berg Timothy J. Berg Director Fennemore Craig
Michael J. Bidwill President Arizona Cardinals
Noreen Bishop Chase GPL Noreen Bishop Managing Director, Arizona JP Morgan Private Bank
Lisa Blumling Managing Director Accenture
Richard Boals Richard L. Boals Founder & CEO XRXV LLC
Tim Bricker Interim SVP Operations & CEO, SW Division Dignity Health
José A. Cárdenas Senior Vice President & General Counsel Arizona State University
Chuck Carefoot President, Southwest Region Ryan Companies, Inc
Steve Chanen Steve Chanen President & CEO Chanen Construction Company
Barry Chasse Owner & Founder Chasse Building Team
Anna Maria Chávez President & CEO Arizona Community Foundation
Wendy Cohen President & CEO Kitchell Corporation
Rick Collins Executive Advisor Ryan Companies
Michael Crow, Ph.D. President Arizona State University
Kevin Cummings President, Southwest Lockton Companies
Jim Currier President & CEO Honeywell Aerospace
Gene DAdamo Gene D'Adamo President & CEO Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
Barb Dawson Firm Chair Snell & Wilmer LLP
Robert M. Delgado President & CEO Hensley Beverage Company
David Dexter President & CEO Sonora Quest Laboratories
Michael M. Donahey Partner Snell & Wilmer LLP
Annie Donovan President & CEO Raza Development Fund
Edward Eisele Co-Owner Southwest Baking Company
Tommy Espinoza President & CEO Espinoza Community Development LLC
Mary Fedewa President, CEO & Director STORE Capital
Peter Fine Peter S. Fine, FACHE President & CEO Banner Health
Phil Francis GPL Philip L. Francis Retired PetSmart, Inc.
Jeff Friesen President - Southwest Region Enterprise Bank & Trust
Keith Galbut President & Counselor Galbut Beabeau P.C.
Phil Gallagher CEO Avnet, Inc.
Monica Garnes President Fry's Food Stores
Mike Geddes Chairman Geddes & Company
Greg Geist Managing Director, Commercial Banking BMO Harris
Kathleen Goeppinger Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D. President & CEO Midwestern University
Steven Gonzales, Ed.D. Chancellor Maricopa Community Colleges
Adam Goodman President & CEO Goodmans Interior Structures
John W. Graham President & CEO Sunbelt Holdings
Richard Gray, MD CEO Mayo Clinic in Arizona
David R. Green President & CEO Vitalant
James Grogan James J. Grogan President International Capital Investment Co.
Jeff Guldner CEO Pinnacle West Corporation
Xavier Gutierrez President & CEO Arizona Coyotes
Joe Gysel Joe Gysel President EPCOR Water USA, Inc.
Derrick Hall Derrick Hall President & CEO Arizona Diamondbacks
Sharon J. Harper President & CEO Plaza Companies
Brad Harris Vice President, Central Arizona Division Southwest Gas
Gary Haydon President Haydon Building Corp
Mike Hoover President & CEO Sundt Corporation
Carla Vargas Jasa President & CEO Valley of the Sun United Way
Tyler Johnson Vice President of Operations Super Radiator Coils
Michael Jones President & CEO Delta Dental of Arizona
Heather Kane CEO UnitedHealthcare
Pam Kehaly President & CEO Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona
Jonathan Keyser Founder Keyser Commercial Real Estate
Oleg Khaykin President & CEO Viavi Solutions, Inc.
Pete Kim Managing Partner Dolabra Digital
Gretchen Kinsella Arizona Business Unit Leader DPR Construction
Sheila Kloefkorn Sheila Kloefkorn President & CEO KEO Marketing, Inc.
Komadina, GPL, CBRE Paul Komadina Senior Managing Director & Market Leader CBRE
Craig Krumwiede Harvard Investments GPL Craig Krumwiede President & CEO Harvard Investments
Gonzalo De La Melena Founder & CEO Emerging Domestic Market Ventures
Todd LaPorte Todd LaPorte CEO HonorHealth
Beau Lane Partner & Executive Chairman Lane Terralever
Kimber Lanning Founder Local First Arizona Foundation
Larry Lazarus Larry S. Lazarus Partner Lazarus & Silvyn P.C.
David P Lewis Managing Partner DLA Piper LLP (US)
Chris Loeffler CEO & Co-Founder Caliber
Leonardo Loo Managing Partner Quarles
Phillippe Lord President & CEO Meritage Homes Corporation
Paul J. Luna President & CEO Helios Education Foundation
Stephen Macias President, Arizona Market Optum
Nick Mansour CEO Arizona College
Mary Martuscelli Mary Martuscelli President, Western Region U.S. Bank
Simer Mayo Founder & CEO Valor Global
Vicki Mayo Owner GMI
Aubrey Maze, MD Retired Envision Physician Services
Jack McCain Director, State and Local Government Affairs American Airlines
David McIntyre David J. McIntyre, Jr. President & CEO TriWest Healthcare Alliance
Flinn Foundation Tammy McLeod, Ph.D. President & CEO Flinn Foundation
Michael Medici Retired SmithGroup
Jeffrey Meshey President & CEO Desert Financial Credit Union
Robert Meyer Robert L. Meyer President & CEO Phoenix Children's Hospital
Brandon Michaels President & CEO OneAZ Credit Union
Erik Moses Executive Director and CEO Fiesta Bowl
James Murphy CEO Willmeng Construction
Shar Najafi-Piper, Ph.D. CEO Copa Health
Bettina Nava Owner OH Strategic Communications
Jackie Norton President & CEO Norton Connects
Mary O'Grady Managing Director Osborn Maledon
Tim O'Neal President & CEO Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona
Bill Okland CEO Okland Construction
Kevin Olson Kevin L. Olson Partner Lewis Roca
Kevin OMalley Kevin O'Malley Principal Gallagher & Kennedy P.A.
Steven L. Ortega Chairman of the Board Leslie's Inc.
Mi-Ai Parrish MAP Strategies Group GPL Mi-Ai Parrish CEO & President MAP Strategies Group
Victoria Peacey President Resolution Copper
Don Pearson Wells Fargo GPL Don Pearson Lead Region President, Desert Mountain Region Wells Fargo Bank
Suzanne Pfister President & CEO Vitalyst Health Foundation
William Pilcher William Pilcher CEO USI Insurance Services
William Post William Post Retired Arizona Public Service
Jim Pratt General Manager & CEO SRP
Jeffrey Pruitt CEO Tallwave
Steve Purves Steve Purves President & CEO Valleywise Health
Jorge Quintero President QCM Technologies
José Luis Cruz Rivera, PhD President Northern Arizona University
Robert C. Robbins, M.D., Ph.D. President The University of Arizona
Jordan Rose President & Founder Rose Law Group
Ray Schey Ray Schey Publisher Phoenix Business Journal
Sissie Roberts Shank President & CEO Chas Roberts Air Conditioning Inc.
Anthony Sharett President Meta Bank and Meta Financial Group
Humphrey Shin Market President, Phoenix Metro FirstBank
William Shover Retired Republic Media
Richard Silverman Richard H. Silverman Attorney Salmon, Lewis & Weldon, PLC
Jack Sinclair CEO Sprout's Farmers Market
Curtiss Smith President - Phoenix Region Northern Trust
Scarlett Spring, Visiongate 3D, GPL Scarlett Spring CEO TapRoot Interventions and Solutions
Mo Stein Morris A. Stein, FAIA, FACHA Principal & Senior Vice President HKS, Inc.
Scott Sutherland Scott Sutherland Senior Vice President & General Manager Bonneville Media, Phoenix
Swanton, Gorman, GPL Brian Swanton President & CEO Gorman & Company
Dr. Jeff Trent Jeffrey M. Trent, Ph.D. President & Scientific Director Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
Gary Trujillo Gary L. Trujillo Founder, President & CEO Southwest Harvard Group
Kevin Tulipana, D.O. President City of Hope - Phoenix
Robert Underwood Robert L. Underwood CEO Underwood Brothers, Inc. dba AAA Landscape
Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr. Managing Partner Lewis Roca
Diane Veres Southwest Regional President Clear Channel Outdoor
Chris Volk Retired STORE Capital
Cathleen Walker Regional President PNC Bank
John Wolfe John Wolfe Retired Cox Communications
Steve Zabilski President & CEO Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Jay Zweig Jay A. Zweig Partner Ballard Spahr

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.

SOCIAL IMPACT

Education

COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE

Public
Policy

José A. Cárdenas Senior Vice President & General Counsel Arizona State University
Flinn Foundation Tammy McLeod, Ph.D. President & CEO Flinn Foundation

Suzanne Pfister President & CEO Vitalyst Health Foundation
Swanton, Gorman, GPL Brian Swanton President & CEO Gorman & Company

Kevin Cummings President, Southwest Lockton Companies
Peter Fine Peter S. Fine, FACHE President & CEO Banner Health
Jeff Guldner CEO Pinnacle West Corporation
Joe Gysel Joe Gysel President EPCOR Water USA, Inc.
Mike Hoover President & CEO Sundt Corporation
Pam Kehaly President & CEO Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona
Kevin Olson Kevin L. Olson Partner Lewis Roca
Jim Pratt General Manager & CEO SRP
Ray Schey Ray Schey Publisher Phoenix Business Journal
Sissie Roberts Shank President & CEO Chas Roberts Air Conditioning Inc.
Cathleen Walker Regional President PNC Bank

Kimber Lanning Founder Local First Arizona Foundation

Ray Schey Ray Schey Publisher Phoenix Business Journal
Cathleen Walker Regional President PNC Bank

Lisa Blumling Managing Director Accenture
Jim Currier President & CEO Honeywell Aerospace
Tommy Espinoza President & CEO Espinoza Community Development LLC
Steven Gonzales, Ed.D. Chancellor Maricopa Community Colleges
John W. Graham President & CEO Sunbelt Holdings
Nick Mansour CEO Arizona College
Michael Medici Retired SmithGroup
Jackie Norton President & CEO Norton Connects

Peter Fine Peter S. Fine, FACHE President & CEO Banner Health
Pam Kehaly President & CEO Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona

The mission of the Higher Education Task Force is to support Arizona's colleges and universities with a focus on the positive economic impact of post-secondary degrees.

John W. Graham President & CEO Sunbelt Holdings
Nick Mansour CEO Arizona College

The mission of the K12 Task Force is to prioritize quality public education from kindergarten to 12th Grade, enabling all students to achieve the Arizona Education Progress Meter goals. 

Lisa Blumling Managing Director Accenture
Jackie Norton President & CEO Norton Connects

Jorge Quintero President QCM Technologies
José Luis Cruz Rivera, PhD President Northern Arizona University

Kevin OMalley Kevin O'Malley Principal Gallagher & Kennedy P.A.
Jordan Rose President & Founder Rose Law Group

Adam Goodman President & CEO Goodmans Interior Structures
Sharon J. Harper President & CEO Plaza Companies
Kevin OMalley Kevin O'Malley Principal Gallagher & Kennedy P.A.
Jordan Rose President & Founder Rose Law Group

Mi-Ai Parrish MAP Strategies Group GPL Mi-Ai Parrish CEO & President MAP Strategies Group

Jeff Guldner CEO Pinnacle West Corporation

The mission of the School Partnerships Task Force is to create meaningful, long-term and short-term partnerships between business and public schools. 

Jim Currier President & CEO Honeywell Aerospace
Tommy Espinoza President & CEO Espinoza Community Development LLC
Michael Medici Retired SmithGroup

Noreen Bishop Chase GPL Noreen Bishop Managing Director, Arizona JP Morgan Private Bank
José A. Cárdenas Senior Vice President & General Counsel Arizona State University
Kimber Lanning Founder Local First Arizona Foundation
Flinn Foundation Tammy McLeod, Ph.D. President & CEO Flinn Foundation
Mi-Ai Parrish MAP Strategies Group GPL Mi-Ai Parrish CEO & President MAP Strategies Group
Suzanne Pfister President & CEO Vitalyst Health Foundation
Jorge Quintero President QCM Technologies
José Luis Cruz Rivera, PhD President Northern Arizona University
Swanton, Gorman, GPL Brian Swanton President & CEO Gorman & Company

Mike Hoover President & CEO Sundt Corporation
Kevin Olson Kevin L. Olson Partner Lewis Roca

Joe Gysel Joe Gysel President EPCOR Water USA, Inc.
Jim Pratt General Manager & CEO SRP

The mission of the Workforce Preparedness Task Force is to connect business, education and government to create and sustain a future ready workforce.  

Steven Gonzales, Ed.D. Chancellor Maricopa Community Colleges
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Neil G. Giuliano President and CEO
Melissa Taylor Executive Vice President
Chelsea Carpenter Senior Director, Finance & Operations
Vianney Careaga Director, Public Policy
Stephanie Herndon Director, Social Impact and Special Projects
Lisa Hoberg Program Manager, Member Engagement and Support
Julia Ramult Executive Assistant and Board Liaison
SOCIAL IMPACT

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.

Education

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.

COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE

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.

PUBLIC POLICY

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.