Arizona is rich in success. Our business community is filled with hard-working, progressive leaders striving for a better tomorrow. If you are looking to get to know the faces behind the biggest organizations in AZ, this is the show for you. In every episode, key decision makers in our community share their success stories, failures and visions, so you get insight into their thought process and get inspired.
Devney Majerle, President & CEO, Downtown Phoenix Inc.
Devney Majerle, President and CEO of Downtown Phoenix Inc., joins Arizona Achievers to discuss her team's efforts in creating an inclusive downtown, accessible to all. Whether people come to central Phoenix to live, work, or play, the goal is to make downtown a welcoming space for everyone.
Scott Vanderpool, President, Bank of America Phoenix
Scott Vanderpool, President of Bank of America in Phoenix, joins Arizona Achiever host Robin Reed, President and CEO of the Black Chamber of Arizona, to discuss his efforts in promoting a strong work-life balance atmosphere while leading the bank's 9,000 employees in Phoenix's rapidly growing eco...
In this episode of Arizona Achievers, guest host, Erin Moran, Senior Director of Go Red for Women, has an important conversation with Rachel Bond, MD, Cardiologist about the staggering statistics related to maternal death rates in the United States and potential solutions.
Aaron Bare, a bestselling author & facilitator, joins Arizona Achievers to talk about his book ‘Exponential Theory.’ Bare chats with guest host, Robin Reed, CEO of Black Chamber of Arizona, about the book's central theme: why a conscious leader is the right type of leader for the future of innova...
After delivering a World Series-clinching hit more than 20 years ago, Arizona Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez has taken his talents into the front office and helped lead an organization on the field and in the community.
Solutions 21 Chief Revenue Officer and Vice President of Business Development Tyler Palko joins Arizona Achievers to talk about how the lessons he learned as a leader on the gridiron translate to coaching leaders in the boardroom.
Bridget Pettis, WNBA Player/ Coach, Co-Founder, Project Roots AZ
Pettis describes her team as a “village of empowerment and sisterhood” that became integral in her growth. It challenged her, enabled her to push forward in life and taught her the importance of creating space for yourself, and for others.
Dan Stellar, AZ State Director, The Nature Conservancy
As an active outdoorsman and marathon runner, Stellar started to notice stark similarities in principle between successfully moving forward in his nonprofit career and evolving as an endurance athlete. Watch our interview with him in the new episode of Arizona Achievers!
Shante Saulsberry moved to Arizona last year and decided to continue her long-standing tradition of breakfast at Chick-fil-A. Unknowingly, this habit would introduce her to a homeless woman named Janice, who would uncover Saulsberry’s secret gift, and change the course of her life.
What if everything you wore gave back to your community?
Drew Shaw thinks our society would look “transformatively different.”
Making generosity easy to create more equitable and thriving communities is the concept behind his “socially conscious lifestyle brand,” Voyce Threads.
In this episode of Arizona Achievers, Amy Robinson tells how she started out as a "secret" employee in the corporate world for the Arizona Cardinal. Then, went on to (eventually) start and own a creative agency.
Kathy Hoffman, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Kathy Hoffman is the first educator to hold the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction in 20 years and is the youngest woman in elected office in the country. But, getting there wasn’t easy. She's bringing changes to Arizona public schools.
Dr. Velma Treyham, CEO, Thinkzilla Consulting Group
How do you define achievement?
CEO and motivational speaker Dr. Velma Trayham believes that your greatest achievements are defined by the degree of impact you make on others for the greater good.
Trayham is a newcomer to the Phoenix-area. But, within the first 10 months of her residency sh...
Devin Del Palacio, President of the Tolleson Union High School District
Devin Del Palacio is a native Phonecian, community advocate, public servant, community leader, NBA Jam champion and most importantly… a Dad. He’s on a mission to make all kids reach their full potential by providing access to education and resources to achieve whatever they’re willing to work for.