On Saturday, February 11, 2017, Greater Tucson Leadership (GTL), a partner program of the Tucson Metro Chamber, will host the Tucson Man and Woman of the Year and Founders Awards Gala at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.
This year's recipients are:
Robert D. Ramirez, president & CEO, Vantage West Credit Union, has been selected as the 2016 Man of the Year.
Cristie Street, CEO and managing partner, Nextrio LLC, has been selected as the 2016 Woman of the Year.
Si Schorr, senior partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, has been selected to receive the 2016 Founders Award.
We are seeking sponsorships for the event, proceeds of which support the GTL annual leadership class and the development of leaders in our community. We welcome your participation.
History of Awards
The Tucson Metro Chamber assumed the Man and Woman of the Year Program from the Tucson Advertising Club in 1983, following a tradition established in 1952. The award program honors a man and woman who have distinguished themselves for active support of community projects, demonstrated excellence in leadership and who are a source of positive influence and inspiration for others.
The Founders Award, established in 1985, is a lifetime achievement recognition citing an individual who has demonstrated significant long-term community involvement and accomplishments and who has helped to shape the community in a positive manner with merit and dedication.
In 2012, the Tucson Metro Chamber provided GTL with the honor of carrying on with the tradition of these awards. The mission of Greater Tucson Leadership is to inspire, develop, and promote leadership, as well as identify leaders that impact the Tucson region. Keeping in line with this mission, GTL is proud to assume the lead role in presenting the Tucson Man and Woman of the Year and Founders Award.