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Market manager, Arizona J.P. Morgan Private Bank Bishop manages a team of professional advisors with expertise in banking, investment management, credit, fiduciary management and wealth advisory. BEST DECISION: “During the financial

crisis, I took a lateral position across the country that brought me to Arizona to help lead the market through that period. That decision created new opportunities for me. It led to a senior executive role enabling me to make a bigger impact in the business community.” SURPRISING FACT: “I am a newlywed and

new stepmom to a beautiful 9-year-old daughter, which has made my life fuller in so many extraordinary ways.”


Chief operating officer, Mercy Care Plan BEST DECISION: “The best decision was to accept a position to serve Medicaid members with Aetna through the administration of Mercy Care Plan. I had previously worked in the industry focused on commercial members. Here, I utilize my skills with the Medicaid population and I’ve found a greater sense of purpose and inspiration. I’m working with an amazing team and truly making a difference in people’s lives.” SURPRISING FACT: “I’m a hockey mom to two boys ages 15 and 16 who play travel

hockey all over the country. This requires a great deal of energy, organization and a whole lot of toughness!. We’re traveling to cold country – places like Detroit — where they battle it out. We love it.”


Mayor, Town of Gilbert

Daniels has been serving on the Gilbert Town Council since 2009. On July 19, 2016, the Gilbert Town Council elected Daniels as mayor, replacing John Lewis. She was then elected by the voters to a full term as mayor beginning January of 2017. BEST DECISION: “Observing and learning from amazing leaders has shaped my leadership style. I’ve learned to not be afraid to take risks and to extend myself beyond my comfort zone. I’ve been blessed with opportunities and experience just because I was willing to say, ‘yes.’” SURPRISING FACT: “I know the words to every ’80s rap song and I

love to dance when a good song comes on. Anytime. Anywhere.”


Vice president and general counsel of the Commercial Electronic Solutions and Engines & Power Systems businesses Honeywell Aerospace BEST DECISION: “My willingness to accept risks with my career

development. A few examples are when I left the partnership track at a law firm in Chicago to join a law firm in Germany, when I completed an eight-month expat assignment for GE in Tokyo, and the fact I’ve chosen to work in two very different, highly regulated industries in which I had no prior experience or expertise (aerospace and healthcare). As a result, I’ve met great people who supported me and pushed me outside my comfort zone and I’ve ultimately developed skills I otherwise would not have, which has made me a better lawyer and business partner.”

AzBusiness magazine July/August 2017  

Don’t miss reading about this year’s class of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. This issue spotlights the people and associati...