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Greater Phoenix Leadership Announces New Board Members

Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL) is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its board of directors.      

Joining the Board of Directors are Matthew P. Feeney, Snell & Wilmer; Michael Hummel, SRP; Pam Kehaly, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona; and Suzanne Pfister, Vitalyst Health Foundation.

“We are thankful for the dedication of these community leaders and their willingness to serve on our Board of Directors,” said Neil Giuliano, President and CEO.  “Each brings a wealth of experience in their fields and we are fortunate to have their expertise as we collectively work to advance the economic opportunities in the greater Phoenix area.”

Matthew P. Feeney is the firm chair of Snell & Wilmer.  Feeney’s practice is concentrated in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, SEC reporting and compliance and corporate governance matters.  Feeney is a founding board member of St. Joseph the Worker, an organization that provides job development services to homeless and low-income individuals and served as president of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education.  Feeney serves on the board of directors of the Musical Instrument Museum and the Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council.  Feeney received his bachelor of arts and law degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Michael Hummel served as Deputy General Manager of Resources and Finance at SRP prior to being elected General Manager and CEO.  Hummel has worked at SRP for more than 30 years.  Hummel serves on the board of directors of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Science Center, the University of Arizona Foundation and serves on the Arizona Science Center Board of Trustees.  Hummel received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Pam Kehaly is the President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.  Kehaly previously served as President of Anthem, Inc.’s West Region and specialty business.  Kehaly serves on the board of directors for Geisinger Health, TriWest Healthcare Alliance and HealthCorps.  Kehaly is also a member of CCI Inc. and is on the Advisory Board of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California.  Kehaly received her bachelor of arts from California State University, Stanislaus.

Suzanne Pfister is the President and CEO of the Vitalyst Health Foundation.  Prior to her work at Vitalyst, Pfister was Vice President of External Affairs for Dignity Health Arizona and Vice President for Marketing and Communication at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Pfister serves on several boards, including The Arizona We Want Institute’s Board of Advisors, Friends of Public Radio Arizona, the Arizona Town Hall and the

Arizona Bioscience Roadmap Steering committee.  Pfister has a bachelor of arts from Occidental College and a master’s degree in public and environmental affairs from Indiana University.

 

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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

Laura Franco French

602-229-8605, laura@gplinc.org

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