Quality of Life

Free to be: A game-changer

Laura Franco French, director of state government relations, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) I’m Laura Franco French and I’m originally from Phoenix, Arizona. I’m currently the Director of State Government Relations with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).  Prior to being hired at TSMC, I worked in the Mayor’s office as a member of the team that worked with […]

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Free to be: An innovator

David Szabo, vice president of R&D and operations, Anuncia Inc. I’m David Szabo, vice president of R&D and operations. I jumped at the opportunity to grow with Anuncia Inc. and relocated my family from the Philadelphia area. One of the really cool things about Anuncia Inc. relocating to Scottsdale is the surrounding biomedical and talent […]

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A dam blocks a large body of water from mountains

Fast Facts: Arizona’s Water Position

Arizona Water Overview Greater Phoenix is a thriving market built within an arid environment. Water has always been a priority, and that is maintained through the recent 21-year drought. Strategic planning has propped up groundwater supply in the region with the intent that reserves could be used during a time of need. Today, that supply […]

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Greater Phoenix: Where you’re free to be you

Meet local organizations furthering inclusion and providing resources to the LGBTQ+ community in Greater Phoenix  We are an ally of the LGBTQ+ community and the work to build an inclusive and equitable community doesn’t stop when the calendar flips.  Phoenix and Tempe, Ariz. both scored perfect 100s on the 2020 Municipal Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign and nine Arizona cities including Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa and Glendale have passed anti-discrimination ordinances. We encourage […]

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Meet Compliance Testing: World-class electronics...

As a region, we’re on a relentless pursuit of innovation and technology, and companies here are committed to changing the game. It’s all about people, place and tech in Greater Phoenix. Learn more about Compliance Testing’s story from their COO Brad Bonomo.  What is your company mission? Brad Bonomo: Compliance Testing is your expert partner in […]

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Phoenix water experts speak during a Zoom regional report.

Regional Report: Balancing Arizona’s Water Supply...

How to address future demands for Arizona’s water supply Arizona leads the nation with its rigorous water conservation effort, but per-capita water use has been plateauing. Arizona will not be able to keep conserving at higher rates using our past methods. The state and Greater Phoenix are in good position to operate for more than […]

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A story about opportunity: Phillip

I’m Phillip Pipkins, vice president, technology banking at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). I’m originally from Miami, Florida but I’ve lived in Arizona for the past 20 years. When I was deciding which college to attend, I had narrowed it down to two options, one of which was Arizona State University. After being accepted into both, […]

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A story about work/life balance: Catherine

I’m Catherine Spillman and I joined Voya Financial in the spring of 2020 as their Customer Contact Center Director. Since day one, it’s been evident to me that I made the right choice. Voya truly values each and every one of their employees. This is demonstrated through their numerous onboarding, training and development programs, that […]

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A story about building a life: Erik

I’m Erik Long, account executive at Front. I’ve been with the company for the past two years working in the Bay Area, but when they opened a new office in Phoenix I jumped at the opportunity to move to the region. As my fiancé and I were deciding if we should make the move to […]

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A story about diversity: Ashley

I’m Ashley Dancer, cloud services professional at Acronis. I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Greater Phoenix in 2018 in search of greater opportunities and I found them. One of the things I’ve grown to love about Greater Phoenix is its diversity. Growing up in a smaller town, there were certain […]

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