LETTER FROM THE EDITOR & PUBLISHER
THE VALLEY 200
Sincerely, On the following pages are profiles of the 200 people we consider the most influential in the Valley area. What makes them influential? If you read just a few of the profiles, you’ll quickly see. Some are hard charging business owners or operators. Others are at or near the top of organizations that strive to make our community a better place. Some are premier educators. Many are go-to professionals. But all are at the top of their game, and what’s more, they are engaged and active. You tend to see them again and again in our community. They are the leaders, the most influential people throughout the Valley area. I will conclude this note, as I always do, by saying this: I think our list of influential people is very good, but it is not perfect. Leadership is always evolving. There are 37 new names on the list this year – that’s almost a 20 percent change. But there are surely some we missed. If you know anyone who’s an emerging leader, or perhaps an established one we overlooked, let me know. I’d like to consider them next year. You can always reach me at email@example.com.