Posted by ONE Community on 08/08/2017

ONE COMMUNITY Announces Spotlight on Success Honorees

ONE COMMUNITY Announces Spotlight on Success Honorees

Event Celebrates Family, Faith, Social Responsibility with LGBT and Allied Business Leaders 

Phoenix, AZ - ONE Community, a member-based coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals who support diversity, inclusion and equality for all Arizonans, is proud to announce the 2017 Honorees for the seventh annual Spotlight on Success Awards to be held on October 20, 2017.

This year’s Unity Agent Award is awarded to the Reverend Debra Peevey. Debra has spent her entire life serving as a trailblazer for equality in the LGBT community across the country. Over the years, Rev. Peevey has worked tirelessly as a Pastor, Hospice Chaplain, Spiritual Director and Faith Director in numerous settings, as well as identifying and training faith leaders across a broad spectrum of faith traditions to speak about and support equality.

Rev. Debra Peevey has over 30 years of experience working for the inclusion of LGBT persons as full participants in the life and leadership of the church and society. Debra has spent her professional life speaking with clergy and persons of faith from all traditions about the benefits of inclusion, and how as a person of faith, she is called to live out her ministry by seeing the value of all individuals and the unique role they play in the mosaic of our community.

The distinguished list of Spotlight on Success Honorees includes:

  •      Diane Veres - Southwest Regional President, Clear Channel Outdoor
  •      Tony Felice - Partner, Felice Whitney PR
  •      Roberto Yanez – President, Univision New York
  •      Silvana Salcido Esparza - Owner and Chef, Barrio Cafe
  •      Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, D.D. - Jewish Family & Children's Service
  •      Vince Kozar - Chief Operating Officer, Phoenix Mercury

“We are thrilled to be honoring leaders in the community who understand that diversity and inclusion greatly benefit our wonderful state socially and economically,” said Angela Hughey, President of ONE Community. “Our differences are our strength, and these illustrious honorees are promoting and cultivating an environment that celebrates, respects and protects everyone,” she added.

CenterStage sponsors for this year’s event include: AARP of Arizona, Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Glendale Chamber of Commerce, HeartHook Hensley, Intel, JP Morgan Chase, Nunez and Associates, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Southwest Airlines and the University of Advancing Technology.

The recognition and special awards will take place at a luncheon scheduled for October 20th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a networking cocktail reception to follow from 1:30 - 3:00pm at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, 340 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix.  Individual and corporate tickets for the Spotlight on Success Awards are available at 


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