2024 Arizona Women in Leadership Symposium
March 07, 2024
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PT)
Women In Leadership
Cheryl Brown is in constant pursuit of Organizational Excellence as a capable and confident hands-on Senior Executive with experience in Strategic Planning, Talent Management, Organizational Development, Change Management, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Innovation, and Process Improvement. She is a champion of creating a P.R.A.I.S.E. Culture™ in the workplace, which fosters performance synergy that inspires engaged employees to excel to their fullest potential while ensuring the organization builds a pipeline of future leaders that are "best in class." Cheryl has won numerous awards for being a thought leader in business and community outreach such as: Credit Union West, Best Credit Union to Work for in Arizona, 2023 Credit Union West, Top Company to Work for in Arizona, 2022, 2023 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners, NIST 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 America’s Best-In-State Credit Union, Forbes 2018 People’s First Award, Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2017 Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year Award, HR Tampa, 2017 Recipient-Florida Diversity Council Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award, Tampa, 2012 Finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal Best Places to Work, 2012 Finalist for Tampa Bay Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year Award, 2011 Finalist for Tampa Bay Business Journal Healthiest Employer of the Year Award, 2011 The highest Chapter Excellence Award, The Ruby Class, HR Florida State Council, 2011 Cheryl holds her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from North Carolina Central University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Walden University. She has earned 3 Human Resources certifications: PHR (2002), SPHR (2012), and SHRM-SCP (2015). One of her favorite quotes: When you create a “People-First” Culture, your people will create a “Member-First” Experience.™
Deborah Pearson serves as OneAZ Credit Union’s Executive Vice President Chief Marketing and Experience Officer. She has over 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. She has been with OneAZ for 8 years in the Executive Vice President position. Deborah leads OneAZ’s marketing strategies and drives the Credit Union’s brand awareness and loyalty campaigns. She collaborates with stakeholders throughout the Credit Union to establish OneAZ’s market presence and member engagement. Her leadership in market and member outreach has helped OneAZ grow to over 160,000 and $3.2 billion in assets. Deborah is also President of the OneAZ Community Foundation. As the Foundation’s President, Deborah has led efforts to distribute over $1 million in grants to hundreds of Arizona nonprofits. She obtained a Master’s degree in Administrative Studies from the University of South Dakota. OneAZ has 20 branch locations across Arizona. Its corporate headquarters in located in Phoenix.
Tram Mai anchors 12 @ 12, 12News’ multi-platform noon show, with 12 minutes of uninterrupted content. She also anchors First @ 4 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and reports across all 12News shows and platforms. Tram began her career in 1995 as a production assistant at KABC in Los Angeles. She got her first reporting job at WOFL in Orlando, FL out of the Gainesville bureau. A year later, she worked at CFN-13 out of the Volusia County bureau in Florida. She then moved to Columbus, OH as a reporter and weekend anchor for three years, before coming to KPNX in 2003. During her career, Tram has won Emmy’s for anchoring and reporting. She has also been nominated for several Emmys, most recently for Best Anchor in 2019; She’s also won a Casey Award and awards from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalism. Tram was born in Saigon, Vietnam. When she was a year old, she and her family fled on the last plane out of Saigon before the Communists took over the country. She took her first steps at a refugee camp at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Her family eventually made their way to southern California, where Tram was raised most of her life. She graduated from UCLA, majoring in communication studies with a minor in Asian American Studies. From the hurricanes in Florida, to the death of Senator John McCain and Arizona’s historic ‘Red for Ed’ teacher walkout in Arizona, Tram has covered the some of the biggest stories of our time. Tram has also co-hosted with Regis Philbin, interviewed numerous celebrities, covered the red carpet for the Emmys in Los Angeles and the Arizona Cardinals when they went to the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida. As a journalist, the most rewarding part of Tram's job is making a difference in people’s lives. Tram is married and has twins, Zakary and Zoey. She also has a golden retriever, Pressley Ann. FUN FACTS: • Tram enjoys camping, NOT “glamping” • Tram loves to bake: her specialties are angel food cake and key lime pie • Tram loves to decorate and host parties for friends and family, especially kids’ parties
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