Nominate your leader for the MSSBTA Transformation Leader of the Year. Nominations are accepted February through August.
Each fall, MSS Business Transformation Advisory (MSSBTA) presents its Transformation Leader of the Year awards. The awards recognize a leader or organization from each of the following categories that has achieved significant transformational change in the previous year:
- Emerging/Hyper-growth companies – $5M to $49M in revenue
- Mid-size companies – $50M to $999M in revenue
- Enterprise companies – over $1B in revenue
- Non-profit organizations
- Public Sector agencies – municipal, county, and state agencies
- Higher Education – public or private institutions
- K-12 Education – public or private institutions
Qualified nominees will have achieved successful transformation within their organization and showed the traits and character of a transformational leader. Organizations should be in operation for three years or more, headquartered or have significant operations in Arizona, and achieved measurable transformative outcomes in 2020.
The MSSBTA Transformation Leader of the Year awards will be presented at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation gala event in October. The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation is sponsored by Arizona Technology Council, Arizona Commerce Authority, and Avnet.
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Throughout the year nominees will be invited to join quarterly round table panels with fellow nominees to collaborate and share transformation best practices and experiences.
To participate in quarterly panels, nominations are due on the following dates:
- March 23 for Q1 panel on March 31
- June 22 for Q2 panel on June 30
- September 21 for Q3 panel on September 29
Learn more about MSS Business Transformation Advisory, the 2021 Transformation Leader of the Year awards and nomination process. Check out this video.
Meet our Transformation Leader of the Year Award recipients and finalists
Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell leads the University of Arizona’s Office for Research, Innovation and Impact. She is responsible for expanding the university’s capacity for knowledge creation and discovery; integrating efforts by faculty, students, staff and executive leaders to move inventions and technologies to the marketplace; increasing the university’s connectivity with external collaborators; spearheading industry and public partnerships; and increasing total research funding.
Joann MacMaster, CEO, Desert Angels
Tim Roemer, CISO, State of Arizona
With more than 20 years of IT experience, Paul Green‘s technology-infused leadership adds exciting dimension to his role as Chief Development Officer. Paul joined Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance as CIO in 2014 to strengthen the company’s IT capability in support of its continued growth. With a focus on the patient experience, Paul’s innovative influence is evident in everything from the company’s workflow to its online presence. In 2018, Paul was named the Chief Development Officer to lead the company’s technology and business development initiatives.
Kathryn Chandler, Executive Director, West Valley Connect
Dr. Robert Trenschel, CEO, Yuma Regional Medical Center
Tim Grien, CEO, Walbar Engine Components
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