Congratulations to our honorees!


Greater Tucson Leadership is proud to announce the honorees for the 2016 Man of the Year, Woman of the Year and Founders Award. This year marks the 64th anniversary of the awards program. The honorees will be celebrated at a gala on Feb. 11, 2017 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.

The awards 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 that cites 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.

Founded in 1980, Greater Tucson Leadership (GTL) is a non-profit, non-partisan leadership organization dedicated to inspiring, developing and promoting leadership that impacts the Greater Tucson region.

These three honorees are being recognized for outstanding leadership, distinguished contributions and dedication to improving the quality of life in our community.

Robert “Bob” 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.

A selection committee comprised of community leaders representing business, government, non-profit, higher education and the Greater Tucson Leadership made the award selections.

For more information on the February 11 gala at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, visit Sponsorship and tribute opportunities are also available. For information, call 520.792.2250 x 141 or email Executive Director Kasey Hill at