• MSSBTA Staff

Nominations Open for 2022 MSSBTA Transformation Leader of the Year

MSS Business Transformation Advisory (MSSBTA) in partnership with the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Transformation Leader of the Year award.

Presentation of the inaugural MSSBTA Transformation Leader of the Year award at the 2019 Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards Gala. L to R: Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of Arizona Technology Council; Sandra Watson, CEO of Arizona Commerce Authority; Andrew Bess, president, and Paul Green, Chief Development Officer of Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance; David W. Lee, former Director of Transformation at MSS Business Transformation Advisory

March 3, 2022

Phoenix, Ariz. 2022 marks the fourth year MSS Business Transformation Advisory (MSSBTA) partners with the Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority to present the popular MSSBTA Transformation Leader of the Year (TLOTY) award. The award is presented at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation.

The honor is given to an executive of an organization that has achieved significant transformational change in the previous calendar year. 2022 nominations will be accepted throughout the year with the award presented at the GCOI gala event in November.

“MSSBTA is proud to present the award again this year. The individuals nominated for the TLOTY award represent leaders driving business, digital, and IT transformation change in their organizations that directly impact their business, industries, and the state,” said Ken Starr, Chief Revenue Officer at MSSBTA.

“Because we all benefit from their successes, MSSBTA looks forward to recognizing these leaders and their contributions. The award nominees are putting Arizona on the map for industries such as aerospace, EVs, high-tech manufacturing, and healthcare among many others. We look forward to welcoming the class of 2022 TLOTY nominees.”

In addition to achieving transformational change, organizations should be in operation for three years or more, headquartered or have significant operations in Arizona and achieved measurable transformation outcomes in 2021. Additionally, the executive showed the qualities of a transformational leader.

Again, this year, Transformation Leader nominees will be invited to join quarterly round table panels where they can share their unique transformation experiences and lessons learned with other nominees. Prior to the November award presentation finalists also participate in the MSSBTA Transformation Day panel with previous award winners.

Previous winners of the MSSBTA Transformation Leader of the Year award are Howard Stewart, President and CEO of AGM Container Controls (2021), Dr. Elizabeth Cantwell, University of Arizona’s Office for Research, Innovation, and Impact (2020), and Paul Green, Director of Business Development at Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance (2019).

“Companies like MSSBTA create a platform to champion innovation and help the business sector transform not just the world of today but also decide where we all collectively go tomorrow,” said Paul Green of Angel MedFlight.

The MSSBTA Transformation Leader of the Year award is open to Arizona companies and not-for-profit organizations. Link to the nomination form here.


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