They are the movers, shakers, and top trendsetters in the Valley. From Phoenix’s fiercest fashionistas and top moms and pops to the most-loved local celebs and the most influential figures here are AZFoothills.com readers top picks for people in the Valley.
These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2019 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2019 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents.
As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their Best Of status, a celebratory bash will be held in May 2019. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!
Winners, download your 2019 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here (email email@example.com by February 15, 2019 to confirm your placement).
THE WINNERS LIST – PEOPLE
Best Female PR: Diane Smith, Pima Medical Institute
Best Male PR: John Glynn, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Best Marketing Professional: Anthony Sarandrea, Founder & CEO at SiteFlood
Best Worship Leader: Travis Hearn, Impact Church
Favorite ASU It Girl: Samantha Lewter
Favorite Couple in the Valley: Matt Jacobi & Nick Caprio
Favorite Local Lifestyle Blogger: McKenna Wesley, The Bubbly Blonde
Favorite Valley Dad: John Jay Van Es, National Radio Host of John Jay and Rich
Favorite Valley Mom: Brianna Traynor, YouTuber
Most Fashionable Valley Man (under 50): Javier Soto, 3TV Anchor/Reporter
Most Fashionable Valley Man (over 50): Pat Hickey, Owner of Peoria Ford
Most Fashionable Valley Woman: Camerone Parker, Model & Philanthropist
Most Influential in Valley Business: Harrison Rogers, Owner at HJR Global
Most Influential in Valley Education: Sister Joan Fitzgerald, BVM, Sister Joanie Nuckols, BVM and Sister Lynn Winsor, BVM – Xavier College Preparatory
Most Influential in Valley Food: Christina Barrueta, Write on Rubee and award-winning food writer
Most Influential in Valley Nonprofit: Wendy Brooks, President of The Junior League of Phoenix
Most Influential in Valley Politics: Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona
Most Influential in Valley Tourism: Debbie Johnson, Director of Arizona Office of Tourism
Most Influential Man in the Valley: Alan AP Powell – Founder of the HeroZona Foundation, Formerly Checkered Flag Run Foundation
Most Influential Valley Fitness Personality: Ryan Read, Thrive Specialized Training
Most Influential Woman in the Valley: Jamie Hormel, Owner of The Wrigley Mansion Club
Most Philanthropic Country Club Community: Country Club at DC Ranch
Top Dog: Emmi the Shorkie
Best Matchmaker: Jill Kelleher, Kelleher International
Most Fashionable Valley Woman under 50: Kristen Hancock, Guided Home Design