Women In Business 2019

Women in the Workforce They are CEOs, CFOs, owners, managers, community leaders and so much more. Who are they? The women featured in this year’s Women in Business special section. These ladies each have unique stories and varied backgrounds. They’ve done everything from moving from a foreign country to building a business from the ground … Read More…

WIB: Elaine Earle

Publisher & Chief Executive Officer, ROX Media Group Elaine Earle is an accomplished publisher and management professional with 21 years of experience working in public accounting, IT consulting, management, public relations and publishing on behalf of major corporations and also as a principal of her own enterprises. Elaine graduated from the University of Arizona with … Read More…

WIB: Sobe Stanford

Owner, Sobe Stanford Photography Sobe is the owner of Sobe Stanford Photography, a photography company dedicated to capturing the beauty in every woman. Sobe went to ASU to pursue a degree in Architecture. While in the Architecture program Sobe found her passion and fell in love with photography. She started a photography business and never … Read More…

WIB: Annalisa Tapia

REALTOR©, Coldwell Banker ROX Realty As a native of Casa Grande, Annalisa has the knowledge of the community and the surrounding areas to assist buyers and sellers in their real estate needs. She loves Casa Grande and enjoys sharing her hometown. Annalisa’s goal is to make your real estate transaction smooth from start to finish … Read More…

WIB: MaryAnn Versluis

Owner, Cook E Jar MaryAnn opened Cook E Jar in the fall of 1988 with her husband David Yandell. Many remember MaryAnn going office to office pedaling her goodies. In January 1992, Cook E Jar moved to its current location in historic downtown where they are in the old Flo’s Coffee Shop, renovated by the … Read More…

WIB: Diann Prechel

Owner, A Latte Vino Diann is no stranger to the business world. A native of Pinal County, born in Florence, raised in Coolidge and now resides in Casa Grande. She grew up in the family business of farming, attended the University of Arizona and attained a Bachelor of Science in Business. While her heart belongs … Read More…

WIB: Paula J. Leslie

Managing Partner, Mankel Mechanical and Two Brothers Plumbing My oldest aspiring-writer granddaughter agreed to write this, but fifth grade happened. You get me instead. She and I have a lot of oddball conversations. During one such conversation she relayed how anxious she was about starting fifth grade. I explained good anxiety is part of our … Read More…

WIB: Blake Herzog

Senior Editor, ROX Media Group Blake Herzog is a respected journalist with more than 20 years of experience at newspapers, having been a reporter and editor for the East Valley (Mesa) Tribune, Casa Grande Dispatch, Yuma Sun and Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.). Along the way she has interviewed governors, members of Congress, local mayors … Read More…

WIB: Jamie Wagner-Brashier

Sr. Account Executive, ROX Media Group Born and raised in Casa Grande, Jamie has enjoyed watching our town grow and takes pride in knowing she has helped many businesses thrive throughout her advertising career. Her media career began over 15 years ago with one of the first magazines in Casa Grande – Grande Living. Fast … Read More…

WIB: Jo Wobser

Ad Traffic Manager & Customer Service, ROX Media Group Originally from Waimanalo, Hawaii, Jo and her husband Michael, a recently retired Air Force Master Sergeant, have lived in many places around the world. Establishing a career is a challenge that a military spouse may face. Over the span of 25 years, and with each relocation, … Read More…