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Administrative Champion

Jessica Duke

Executive Assistant, Holualoa Companies

Dianne Iauco

Executive Assistant, Cox Communications

Julie Valenzuela

Principal, La Cima Middle School 

 

Arts/Culture Champion

Kate Marquez

Executive Director, Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance

Brenna Mirae

Owner/Artistic Director, Kinetic Arts Tucson

Cindy Williams

Owner/Founder, Desert Peach Management

 

Business Owner of the Year

Anne Dougherty

Co-Founder/Co-Owner, ILLUME Advising, LLC

Cindy Jordan

CEO, Pyx Health

Arianna Sholes-Douglas, MD

Founder/Medical Director, Tula Wellness and Aesthetics

 

Community Service Champion

Shay Beider

Executive Director, Integrative Touch for Kids

Ellen Kirton

Small Business Development Director, Pima Community College

Autumn van den Berg

Community Relations Manager, Cox Communications

 

Education Champion

DaNel Hogan

Director, STEMAZing Project

Leah Oliver

Certified Athletic Trainer, Mountain View High School

Jackie Trujillo

Superintendent, Arizona Charter Schools

 

Entrepreneur of the Year

Lori Dutt-Reynolds

Winemaker, Sonoita Vineyards

Joann MacMaster

CEO, Desert Angels

Susan Wick

CEO, Eclipse Mining Technologies

 

Financial Champion

Sommer Green

Business Development Coordinator, Nova Home Loans

Pam Hopman, CRPC

Founder & President, The Hopman Group

Irene Coppola

Director of Finance/HR, BBB Serving Southern Arizona

 

Food Service/Recreation/Hospitality Champion

Kimberly Van Amburg

CEO, Casino del Sol

Rebecca Wicker

Owner, Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery

 

Government & Public Service Champion

Kristi Bradford

Managing Librarian, Pima County Public Library

Jean Fedigan

Executive Director, Sister Jose Women’s Center

Ellen Jimenez

Director of Sales, Sonesta ES Suites

 

Healthcare Champion

Marsha Drozdoff, MSW, RMT

Reiki Master Teacher, Desert Reiki Connection

Antoinette Giedzinska, Ph.D.

Director, Applied Neuroscience/Sierra Tucson

Brenda Goldsmith

Executive Director, El Rio Foundation

 

Legal Champion

Sara Derrick

Partner, Farhang and Medcoff

Elizabeth Parsons

Partner, Farhang and Medcoff

Kristen Wendler

Partner, Farhang and Medcoff

 

Licensed Professional Champion

Jennifer Chenault

VP, Lovitt & Touche

Blanca Linnet 

Hennkens-Cruz

Licensed Professional Energy Trader, ACES Western Regional Trading Center

Jill Casson Owen

Partner, Snell & Wilmer

 

Minority Business Owner

Alma Gallardo

Executive Director/Editor, Arizona-Sonora Bilingual Magazine

Samreen Khan

CEO, Vail Medical Center and Weight Loss

Patricia Navarette, MD

Plastic Surgeon, Venus by Mars Cosmetic Surgery Center

 

Nonprofit Champion

Karen Kuciver

Founder/Chair, Women Warriors

Liz McCusker

Executive Director, Tu Nudito Children & Family Services

Gabrielle Rhind

President/Founder, Kent’s Heart and Hope Foundation

 

PR/Marketing/Advertising Champion

Joan Landers

Principal/VP Client Services, Kaneen Communications

Laura Reese

Owner, Storyteller Public Relations

Stefanie Teller

VP Corporate Communications/Sundt Construction

 

Real Estate Champion

Lani Baker

VP-Finance, Holualoa Companies

Paige Draper

Senior Account Executive, Pioneer Title Agency

Tea Honkanen

Realtor, Long Realty

 

Rising Star

Leigh-Anne Harrison

Director of Client Services/Project Director, CHASSE Building Team

Courtney Henson

Attorney, Snell & Willmer

Liz Pocock

CEO, Startup Tucson

 

Technology Champion

Hong Hua, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Arizona

Joann MacMaster

Senior Director of Venture Development, Tech Launch Arizona

Calline Sanchez

VP, Systems Services, Tachnical University, IBM

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Peggy Johnson

Executive Director, Loft Cinema Foundation