Annual Man & Woman of the Year Event Includes Person of the Decade Award for the Late Senator McCain

Posted By on November 5, 2020

The Event: Man & Woman of the Year

The Cause: Valley Leadership

Honorees: Woman of the Year – Karrin Taylor Robson / Man of the Year – Kenneth J. Schutz / Person of the Decade – U.S. Senator John S. McCain

Event Date: October 29, 2020

Leading Sponsors: Tom Ambrose, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and BOK Financial

Notable Moments: As always, the presentation included some incredible quotes form the honorees. Accepting the award for John McCain was his son, Jack McCain, who spoke about lessons learned from his father: “You cannot have leadership without trust – that’s the fundamental cornerstone of all leadership.” He also shared advice from his father that he’ll pass on to his son: “Always serve a cause greater than your self-interest … that’s probably the best advice that you can give anybody.”

From honoree Ken Schutz on advice for how to get engaged in the community: “Think about how you can help and not wait until you’re asked – be proactive … don’t be shy about promoting yourself in fulfillment of that greater cause.”

From Karrin Taylor Robson on advice for how to get engaged in the community: “Wake up tomorrow and decide you’re going to do it. We all have it in us, we all have a responsibility to give back … just do it.”

To watch the recorded broadcast, go to:

Photo Credit: Valley Leadership

Karrin Taylor Robson, Woman of the Year
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Dave Brown, Valley Leadership CEO

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