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David Lenhardt, President & Chief Operating Officer, PetSmart

Rhoda Olsen, Chief Executive Officer, Great Clips

Robert Meyer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Dean Kamen, Founder of DEKA Research International, Founder of FIRST

Rick Smith, Cofounder, CEO and Director, Taser International

Barry J. Giarraputo, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, Apollo Global Management, LLC

Doug Parker, Chairman & CEO, US Airways

Scott Davis, Senior Vice President & Chief Concept Officer, Panera Bread Company

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  • Thank you to Ms. Susan Shultz!

    Thank you to Ms. Susan Shultz, AzBL Member and Past President for a fabulous presentation at the Arizona Society of Association Executives Leadership Conference on Building an Effective Board is Possible and Can Be Fun!

  • 2016 Trend Setter – AzBL Board Member Katie Scardello!

    One of AzBL’s Board Members, Katie Scardello, has been named as one of 10 new Trendsetters for 2016! Read the article below from TRENDS Magazine (along with a photo of Katie at a recent Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Gala):

  • Why It’s Important To Have A 10th Man In Your Organization

    In a pivotal scene in the thriller, World War Z, the Mossad Director, Jurgan Wormbraun, tells Brad Pitt that a key to their success was having a unique person in their organization, the 10th man.  As he noted, “It’s the duty of the 10th man to disagree.” While few organization experience anything as cataclysmic as… Read more


julien-robyn-2016 Robyn Julien CEO / Arizona Burn Foundation

I am a third generation native of Arizona.  I graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Accounting, am a C.P.A. and worked for several years in public accounting.   Following my passions, I spent several years on volunteer activities with a focus on high level fundraising and serving on the Notre Dame Preparatory… Read more