Founded as the Phoenix 40 in 1974, GPL today convenes the Valley’s leading CEOs in committees and task forces to help improve the overall quality of life for our community with specific focus on the intersection of business, public policy, philanthropy, and education as they relate to our portfolio of work. Standing Committees on Community Infrastructure, Social Impact and Arizona’s Education system include a variety of task forces with subject matter experts from the community. Together, we convene to advance policies, programs and people to help grow economic vitality and better Arizona.
Affordable Housing &
Arts & Culture
Criminal Justice Innovation
Latino Attainment in AZ
Racial Equity Advancement
Leadership in Action
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.