Aker Ink CEO Andrea Aker is no stranger to AzBusiness Leaders’ annual list of the state’s most influential professionals. Known for her perseverance, dedication to mentorship and outstanding client service, the agency founder was recognized among Arizona’s leading businesspeople for the third year in a row.

Editors of the publication carefully selected 500 trailblazers from a list of more than 5,000 executives and entrepreneurs in healthcare, real estate, law, marketing, education, banking and more.

Andrea was honored as one of the top six public relations leaders in Arizona for her success in guiding businesses through complex communication challenges to achieve exponential growth.

“Public relations is both an art and a science that’s critical for helping clients overcome a wide range of business obstacles,” Andrea said. “I’m incredibly honored to be recognized for taking a delicate and strategic approach in resolving those obstacles to better position companies for success.”

Read more about Andrea and the other AzBusiness Leaders.