We had the good fortune of connecting with Neil Giuliano and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Neil, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Taking measured risk is essential to personal and professional growth. Those calculations are critical and the big ones should be made in consultation with your support group, coach and trusted partners. Without taking risk I would never have run for public office and had the opportunity to serve as mayor of Tempe for ten years. Without measured risk we would never have built Tempe Town Lake or regional light rail. Without taking risk we would never grow and become more, add value and accomplish great things. My saying is: the challenges we face will equal the greatness we desire.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Greater Phoenix Leadership is the premiere CEO business roundtable for Arizona.It is where community leaders from the private sector come together to address our biggest challenges: education, transportation, water, racial equity and much more.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
With a week, we would definitely take a trip north to Sedona, Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. We would also chill in the Phoenix area, hang in downtown Tempe and around Tempe Town Lake, Papago Park, South Mountain Park, the Desert Botanical Garden, Heard Museum, see the Arizona State University campus in Tempe and take in a show at ASU Gammage.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have had many mentors over my personal , professional and political experiences. My student leadership experiences going back decades now certainly helped prepare me for the real world, early professional success and then career pivots which have been of tremendous value.

Website: www.gplinc.org

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