Valley Leadership guiding leaders to impact Arizona

Valley Leadership recently announced the members of its Valley Leadership Institute Class 40, and the organization has its eye on tackling issues in Arizona.

The organization is working to empower and guide leaders throughout the Valley to make decisions that will positively impact Arizona. A focus on positive impact will benefit a variety of the state’s affairs.

“As Valley Leadership continues our drive toward impact, we are excited to welcome this diverse and well-rounded group of proven and future leaders into the Valley Leadership family,” said Valley Leadership CEO Dave Brown. “We look forward to empowering these individuals to have deep impact on our Valley and the state.”

The Valley Leadership Institute is a nine-month program that consists of competitively selected leaders from a variety of business sectors. The program addresses issues in Arizona and pushes the participating leaders to tackle the issues, ultimately impacting the state in a positive way.

The Valley Leadership Institute featured a multitude of notable leaders throughout the Valley in its previous classes.

Leaders participating in the Valley Leadership Institute Class 40:

Casey Arellano – Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office

Francisco Avalos – Valley of the Sun United Way

Thomas Barr – Local First Arizona

Richard Berg – New Pathways for Youth

Heather Bjella – Isola Group

Annica Benning – Arizona Diamondbacks

Laurie Buczek – Town of Gilbert

Caroline Cancel – Trellis

Lorenzo Chavez – Arizona State University

Alana Chavez Langdon – Arizona Public Service (APS)

Ryan Corry – St. Vincent de Paul

Debbie DiCarlo – Cancer Support Community Arizona

Trevor Eagle – Arizona State University

Alexander Falkenstein – Northern Trust

Mackenzie Fitz-Gerald – Arizona Public Service (APS)

Matthew Gale – NTT DATA Business Services

Cylee Gutting – Greater Phoenix Leadership

Zachary Hall – AvAir

John Hamby – Uber

Justin Hockemeyer – Salt River Project (SRP)

Lloyd Hopkins – Million Dollar Teacher Project

Margaret Hunnicutt – Landings Credit Union

Matt Ingram – ASU Foundation

Timothy Kelley – Grand Canyon University

Drena Kusari – Lyft, Inc

Ben Lindquist – United Phoenix Firefighters Charities

Michelle Lynn – Valley Hospital

Eva Masadiego – New American Leaders

Naquana Mitchell Borrero – The Justice Fund at Community Legal Services

Danny Moran – Plexus Worldwide

Traci Morris – ASU American Indian Policy Institute

Shawn Neidorf – Arizona Commerce Authority

Sophie O’Keefe-Zelman – OH Strategic Communications

Mara Pernick – Arizona Chamber of Commerce

Paul Perrault – Helios Education Foundation

Chuck Podolak – Salt River Project (SRP)

Darnika Riley – Intel Corporation

Michael Robert – Osborn School District

Natalia Ronceria Ceballos – La NRC

Felipe Ruiz – Equality Health

Freddy Saavedra – Alex & Saavedra, P.C.

Larry Sandigo – Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Sarah Schol – Crisis Response Network

Staci Seyer – Goodmans Interior Structures

Ashley Shick – Bashas’ Family of Stores

Melissa Steimer – UMOM New Day Centers

Roy Tatem – East Valley NAACP

Victoria Theisen-Homer – Arizona State University

Ryan Town – Pyxl

Ryan Tritch – Food for the Hungry

Andrea Vineyard – United States Air Force

Kevin Walsh – Quarles & Brady LLP

Mark Warren – Fairway Mortgage

Megan Word – Foundation for Senior Living

Elena Zee – Arizona Council on Economic Education

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