Known for her tenacity, superior client service and commitment to mentorship, Andrea Aker was recognized by AzBusiness Leaders as a 2021 innovator changing the face of Arizona business.

Editors of the annual publication began with a pool of more than 5,000 executives and entrepreneurs across all industries, from healthcare, real estate and law, to marketing, education, banking and much more. They whittled the list to 500 of the state’s most influential leaders.

Andrea was honored as one of the top five public relations leaders in the state; a timely nod as she guides businesses through complex communication challenges associated with the pandemic and a volatile economy.

“It’s an uphill battle to run a business in today’s climate. Expert PR guidance is critical for navigating a range of challenges,” she said. “It takes a delicate and deliberate balancing act to manage the needs and expectations of multiple stakeholders. It’s an incredible honor to be recognized for achieving this balance.”

Andrea is no stranger to lists of influential local executives. The Arizona Republic declared her among the Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35 in 2016, and Az Business recognized her as one of the state’s top business leaders under 40 in 2015.

Read more about Andrea and the other AzBusiness Leaders.