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THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN ARIZONA BUSINESS

AMBER GILROY

Senior vice president of operations Cancer Treatment Centers of America Gilroy oversees all aspects of clinical and non-clinical hospital operations. She received her MBA from the University of Houston. BEST DECISION: “In 2011, I left consulting for Cancer Treatment Centers of America. I moved my husband, 1-year-old and 8-week-old sons to Chicago in the winter, but it proved to be my proudest professional decision. Since, I have grown my skill set beyond consulting and finance into hospital operations and executive leadership.” SURPRISING FACT: “In my spare time, I love gardening, canning and decorating.  I’m a huge HGTV nerd and can’t get enough of design and home improvement shows and magazines.”

DENISE GREDLER

Founder and CEO BestCompaniesAZ Gredler is a thought leader in employer branding, workplace culture and community improvement, best known for helping to create large-scale workplace awards programs, including Arizona’s Most Admired Companies and Top Companies to Work for in Arizona.

MICHELE HALYARD, MD

Dean Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Arizona Campus Dr. Halyard is the Suzanne Hanson Poole vice dean of the national Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and dean of the Arizona campus. BEST DECISION: “The smartest decision was choosing to do my fellowship training at Mayo Clinic. Throughout my 30 years at Mayo, I have had tremendous opportunities to not only practice medicine in the No. 1 healthcare institution in the world, but to participate in innovative research, educational endeavors, and challenging administrative roles.” SURPRISING FACT: “My favorite pastime is to watch the Phoenix Suns. I am one of those fans who screams so loudly that I embarrass my husband and kids when they are with me at games.”

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BEST DECISION: “After reaching a vice president role leading the first Arizona company to achieve Fortune’s 100 Best Companies status, I gave up the corporate life to start BestCompaniesAZ to better our community through designing employer award programs and connecting employers and job seekers. As I reflect on the past 15 years, it’s humbling to see the impact we’ve had on hundreds of employers, thousands of employees and countless members of our community who experience the benefits of a great place to work culture.”

NANCY HAM CEO WebPT

BEST DECISION: “I ‘fired’ myself. I was CFO at ActaMed and we were preparing to go public. I suggested we hire a CFO with public company experience and hence, took the risk to fire myself. That ended up creating a series of unforeseen opportunities in my career. I was able to move into a mergers and acquisitions role, which led to the chance to run a business we acquired, which then led directly to an operations/GM path, which then led to me becoming CEO. While at the time, I just thought it was the best decision for the business, it actually ended up being one of the smartest decisions for my career as well.”

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...

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...