Tickets on sale for Tucson Man and Woman of the Year and Founders Award Gala

Greater Tucson Leadership is proud to present the “64th Annual Tucson Man and Woman of the Year and Founders Award” Gala. The awards gala will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Kiva Ballroom at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive.

The awards are a long-established and highly respected Tucson tradition. It is an honor for Greater Tucson Leadership’s Governing Board, alumni and class members to present the gala celebration and to cordially invite community members to attend.


The individuals being recognized this year are dedicated and exceptional individuals, who lead with distinction, make a substantive contribution to the community and have positively impacted the quality of life in Southern Arizona. The 2016 honorees are:

Man of the Year: Robert D. Ramirez, President & CEO, Vantage West Credit Union

Woman of the Year: Cristie Street, CEO and Managing Partner, Nextrio LLC

Founders Award: Si Schorr, Senior Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails; dinner and awards presentation to follow at 7 p.m. An Afterglow dessert reception with dancing and live music by the George Howard Band will close the evening.

Early table and ticket purchase is encouraged, as the event was sold out last year.

Click here to purchase tickets!

Tables and Tickets can also be reserved by calling GTL Executive Director Kasey Hill at  (520) 792-2250 x 141. Tribute and sponsorship opportunities are also available.


Thanks to This Year’s Sponsors:

Influencer Sponsors: 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona       Raytheon Missile Systems      

Thomas R. Brown Foundation

Investor Sponsors:

BeachFleischman     Casino Del Sol     CopperPoint Insurance Companies  

El Rio Community Health Center   Cox Communications    HSL Properties    

Jim Click Automotive     Long Realty

Nextrio     Simply Bits, LLC      Southwest Gas     Vantage West Credit Union

Visionary Sponsors: 

BizTucson      Clear Channel Outdoor     Konica Minolta


Greater Tucson Leadership is a 36 year old non-profit 501(c)3, non-partisan leadership organization dedicated to providing leadership education, community development and civic engagement for the overall care and commitment to our Tucson community. The mission of Greater Tucson Leadership is to inspire, develop, and recognize leadership in Greater Tucson. For more information, visit