Valley Leadership Celebrates Next 40 Years

50 graduate in organization’s Class 39

More than 200 Valley Leadership alumni, partners and donors celebrated the graduation of Class 39 and the future of Valley Leadership on June 2 at the organization’s first Pivot Party. The event at the Heard Museum toasted the next 40 years of Valley Leadership.

Dave Brown, CEO, and Sarah Krahenbuhl, Valley Leadership board chair, presented each graduate with a commemorative plaque. Adam Goodman of Goodman Interior Structures delivered the graduation address to his 50 classmates.

Brown outlined the new “Valley Impact Maker,” designed to “pivot” the organization’s focus of impact. Guests reviewed and approved the Principles of Doing that will be used in implementing initiatives addressing Arizona’s most pressing issues.

PHOTOS COURTESY VALLEY LEADERSHIP

Dave Brown, Valley Leadership CEO; Jennifer Patel, Class 39; and Sarah Krahenbuhl, Valley Leadership board chair

Sheldon Caldwell Meeks, Rodney Riley and Jill Krigsten Riley

Adam Goodman delivers the keynote address

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