An Emmy Award-winning journalist, Yetta Gibson is an Atlanta native who has reported news and entertainment for nearly two decades. She started on her career path in the '90s as a college intern and eventual radio news reporter for one of Atlanta’s hottest radio stations located inside the CNN Center in Atlanta. It was there that she landed a wonderful gig and was heard by millions of listeners on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show.Gibson's coast-to-coast career has given her the skill of versatility as a high-energy personality on CBS 5 and 3TV. Her passion is telling great stories, getting out and about to meet and talk to people in the community. Gibson is a proud resident of the Valley with her husband and three daughters.
The CEO of AvAir, an inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket with 2400 customers globally in 118 countries. As AvAir’sfirst employee, he has been in the aviation industry for 20 years. During his time with the company he has held many positions including director of sales, vice president and president and has been the CEO of Chandler-based AvAir for more than a year. Bianco is married with a 7-year-old son and has been a member of The Thunderbirds since 2017.
Alan “AP” Powell currently serves as chairman and CEO of AP & Associates, LLC, founded in 2004. Powell is also the founder of the non-profit HeroZonaFoundation, formerly Checkered Flag Run Foundation, a non-profit that serves students and veterans by giving them access to educational opportunities to ensure they get to cross the ‘finish line’. The Foundation’s programs include HeroZona National Veteran Summit, Veterans Reach to Teach, Phoenix Tools 4 Schools, the Bridge Forum, Play It Forward, among many others.
Jonathon Vento is a real estate developer based in Phoenix and the Founder and CEOfor True North Studio. Jonathon has built and managed more than 150 projects and operating companies throughout the US, Europe and Asia over his 30-year career in real estate, renewable energy, technology and manufacturing. Jonathon and the True North Studio team fearlessly tackle the tough projects with the goal of positively influencing the communities they touch. This includes implementing various innovative design elements that improve the liveability and long-term sustainability of neighborhoods, while improving public health, safety, and environmental stewardshi.
Samantha Turner is a leader in both the no-profit and corporate sectors, with expertise in marketing and business management. Before Turner was appointed executive directorof Ballet Arizona, she served three years as Ballet Arizona’s director of marketing, achieving record sales revenues twice during that tenure.Prior to joining Ballet Arizona, Turner held leadership roles in both non-profit and Fortune 500 companies. Most recently she served as head of business operations and finance for CAP21,a New York-based non-profit performing arts organization. Turner’s for-profit career includes high-level marketing and business management roles at Aflac, Assurant and other organizations of national and regional scope. In addition to her professional experience, Samantha holds MBAs in marketing and international business/ecommerce, and an undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism.
Sanjeev Javia is currently the CEO/Founder of PRōZE, a company that markets CBD Infused nutrition. Javia has an undergraduate degree from the University OfMichigan in Biology and Biopsychology and a graduate degree in Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. In addition to these educational certifications, he frequently attends continued educational courses focusing on dietary supplement formulation, sales and marketing strategy development, and corporate development at institutions such as Harvard University, Arizona State University, Thunderbird School of Global Management, and Southwest School of Naturopathic Medicine. He is currently completing his Aromatherapy training at the Applied Aromatic Institute.
Ray Schey is the Market President & Publisher of the Phoenix Business Journal.Within one year of joining American City Business Journals, Ray was promoted to the role of Publisher in May 2014 after leading a successful sales effort as Director of Advertising at the Milwaukee Business Journal. Raywas the Director of Advertising at the Rochester Business Journal from 2008 to2013. Ray is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership and serves on the board of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He is also a board member of Downtown Phoenix, Visit Phoenix, the Arizona Tech Council and the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Board. Ray received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Bonaventure University in Journalism and is a graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, NY.
A zealous horse lover, is the Executive Director and Founder of Hunkapi Programs, Inc. and Hunkapi Farms. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in pre-veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University. While there she competed at the national level for the University’s horse judging and equestrian teams. Terra is also a trained Somatic Experiencing Practitioner SEP. In somatic experience, she watches people’s body language and helps them notice what is happening in their own body. Following graduation, she trained reining horses professionally. It was during that time that she discovered her intuitive ability to build safe, trusting and sustainable relationships with horses. Terra also holds a Master of Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University, where she did research on equine-human relations and group dynamics. Terra combines her education, intuition and experience with horses to observe and interpret individual and group behavior and gives immediate, tangible feedback. She is committed in her purpose to give all beings the same opportunity with horses and to live life with a heart wide open.
Since 2004, Trish Gulbransonhas led Derma Health Skin and Laser to serve more than 50,000 patients, be ranked among the top 1 percent med-spas nationwide and the No1 provider of facial fillers and Botox in the Southwest. She’s the chair of the ASU Alumni Association and member of theTrustees of ASU. Derma Health has locations in Phoenix, Chandler and Gilbert. Trish’s mission is to change thousands of lives by uplifting, inspiring and encouraging individuals to be the best version of themselves.