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Greater Phoenix Leadership Announces Election of New and Returning Board Members

May 11, 2020

Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL) proudly announced the addition of Tommy Espinoza, President and CEO of Raza Development Fund, Paul Komadina, Senior Managing Director and Market Leader of CBRE, Kimber Lanning, Founder and Executive Director of Local First Arizona, to its board of directors, as well as the return of Sharon Harper, CEO and co-founder of Plaza Companies and former GPL board chair, following its annual board of directors meeting on Thursday, May 7.

“I am thrilled with the addition of these new or returning members to our board, and am confident that their diverse industry expertise and representation will contribute to GPL’s continued growth and progress,” said  Arizona Cardinals Chairman and President and Chairman of the GPL Board of Directors Michael Bidwill. “It is especially meaningful, during these trying and uncertain times, to have such thoughtful and effective community and business leaders serving at the helm of our organization.”

“GPL is positioned as the leadership organization to significantly impact the future of Arizona. The energetic engagement of the membership, the targeted areas of focus on public policy, education, arts and culture, infrastructure, and the economy, along with close collaboration with our elected leaders could not be more needed in our community,” said Sharon Harper. “I am honored to re-join the board at GPL.”

“I am delighted to share my knowledge and passion for business and community development and champion our thriving Latino community in Phoenix,” said Tommy Espinoza, while Paul Komadina expressed “I’m honored to join the board of GPL and build on the 45 years of commitment it has shown to Greater Phoenix to ensure a most successful Phoenix for generations to come.”

“I'm proud to have the opportunity to work alongside so many business leaders to solve some of our region's biggest challenges,” said Kimber Lanning.  “I look forward to serving the organization by being a strong voice for Arizona's small business community."

“We look forward to working with these talented and high-profile CEO leaders to strengthen Arizona's business climate long into the future,” said Neil Giuliano, President and CEO. “These individuals have shown great commitment to our organization and will each prove to be an excellent addition to the board.”

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About Greater Phoenix Leadership

Greater Phoenix Leadership is an organization of leading CEO’s aligning leadership and resources at the intersection of the business, education, philanthropy and public policy sectors to improve economic vitality and quality of life.  The mission of GPL is to improve the greater Phoenix area and the State of Arizona by bringing together talent, resources, and leadership to create action on priority issues.  More information is available at www.gplinc.org

Media Contact: Lauren Patheal, Lauren@gplinc.org