The Best In People: 2018

Movers, shakers, and top tastemakers…here are readers top picks for who’s who in the Valley.

These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2018 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2018 issue of AZ 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 2018. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2018 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here.


Best Female PR: Melissa Digianfilippo, Serendipit Consulting

Best Male PR: John Glynn, The James Agency

Best Marketing Professional: Veronique James, President of the James Agency

Best Matchmaker: Jean Adams, Kelleher International

Best Worship Leader: Travis Hearn, Impact Church

Favorite ASU It Girl: Keaton Milburn

Favorite Couple in the Valley: Samuel Anthony and Erik Velasquez

Favorite Local Lifestyle Blogger: Samuel Anthony and Erik Velasquez,

Favorite Valley Dad: John Jay Van Es, National Radio Host of John Jay and Rich

Favorite Valley Mom: Larissa Leigh,

Most Fashionable Valley Man: Samuel Anthony,

Most Fashionable Valley Woman: Camerone Parker

Most Influential in Valley Business: Harrison Rogers, Owner of HJR Global

Most Influential in Valley Education: Sister Joan Fitzgerald, BVM, Sister Joanie Nuckols, BVM and Sister Lynn Winsor, BVM of Xavier College Preparatory

Most Influential in Valley Food: Chef Tomaso Maggiore, The Maggiore Group

Most Influential in Valley Nonprofit: Meghan Pearce, Pearce Family Foundation

Most Influential in Valley Politics: Senator John McCain

Most Influential in Valley Tourism: TIE between Debbie Johnson, Director of Arizona Office of Tourism and Rachel Saaco, President and CEO of Scottsdale CVB

Most Influential Man in the Valley: Samuel Anthony,

Most Influential Valley Fitness Personality: Lauren McBride

Most Influential Woman in the Valley: Veronique James, The James Agency

Most Philanthropic Country Club Community: Country Club at DC Ranch

Top Dog: Coco the Maltese

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