The YWCA 2013 Tribute to Leadership – Evening at 24th and Camelback -- recognizes extraordinary men and women whose lives and accomplishments embody the YWCA mission to empower women and promote diversity. The event will be held at The Ritz Carlton, Phoenix beginning at 6:00 pm. Dining and dancing to Upper East Side Big Band. Celebrating and honoring leaders who've made a difference in our community.
The 2013 Tribute to Leadership Honorees are: ADVOCACY LEADER: Individual who has made a substantial contribution to mobilize, overcome barriers and serve as champion for public good.
Honoree: Jaye Perricone - PetSmart
COMMUNITY SERVICE CORPORATE LEADER: Corporate leader whose passion, initiative and accomplishments inspire commitment to create positive change by empowering women and promoting gender equality.
Honoree: Pamela Overton Risoleo - Greenberg Traurig
COMMUNITY SERVICE NONPROFIT LEADER: Nonprofit leader whose passion, initiative and accomplishments inspire commitment to create positive change by empowering women and promoting gender equality.
Honoree: Andy Kramer Petersen - Banner Health Foundation
CREATIVE ARTS LEADER: Individual who champions creativity through teaching and service of the creative arts.
Honoree: Michael Barnard - Phoenix Theatre
EDUCATION LEADER: Individual whose committment to education and learning empowers and inspires the future leaders of our community.
Honoree: Paul Luna - Helios Education Foundation
HEALTH & SCIENCE LEADER: Individual whose initiative and creative approach to the advancements within the fields of sciendce and health are both inspiring and motivating.
Honoree: Dean Victor Coonrod, MD-MPH - Maricopa Medical Center
MILITARY OR ARMED SERVICES LEADER: Individual who has served or is currently serving in the military and has promoted equal rights.
Honoree: Patricia (Pat) Little-Upah - Retired, US Army Reserve
PUBLIC SERVICE LEADER: Individual who has served or is currently serving for the public sector and advocates women's rights and gender equality.
Honoree: Angela Hughey - ONE Community Media
SPORTS LEADER: An individual who has improved the physical and emotional well being of other people's lives.
Honoree: Diana Taurasi - Phoenix Mercury
RACIAL JUSTICE LEADER: Individual who serves as a champion for diversity and civil rights.
Honoree: Julie Sullivan - International Foundation for Education & Self-Help
CENTENNIAL LEADER: Individual who champion Arizona's Centennial efforts through education and awareness.
Honoree: Karen Churchard - Arizona Centennial 2012 Foundation