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Professional Achievement 2006 - Jacque La Vista

Professional Achievement 2006 - Jacque La Vista

Jacque La VistaJacque La Vista is a third generation native of Arizona. Jacque earned her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from the University of Arizona in 1968. She left Arizona and after living and working in several dynamic metropolitan areas of the United States, she has returned with her husband, Frank, and settled in Scottsdale. Jacque La Vista is currently the CEO of La Vista & Associates, LLC, a learning resource company that helps clients get and keep customers through improved Sales Effectiveness, Customer Loyalty, and Employee Development. In addition, Jacque is also an Independent Distributor for Isagenix International.™ Prior to founding her own company, Jacque had over 30 years experience managing and leading both headquarters and field functions for three Fortune 500 companies. Although Jacque began her career in the airline industry as a flight attendant, she rose through the ranks successfully overcoming numerous barriers that female executives faced in a male-dominant industry. She was the first female executive to be appointed to many of the positions she held in those Fortune 500 companies, and retired as a senior executive of a major airline. Through her career, Jacque earned her reputation as a results oriented communicator with significant experience in the areas of Strategic Planning, Selling and Sales Management, Organizational Restructuring and Management Training and Development. Jacque states that her understanding of human development helped her develop a strong customer-oriented business program in the airline industry. In the area of volunteer work, Jacque was the Director of Economic Development and Corporate Partner relationships for the Phoenix Metro chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners during the fiscal year 2005-2006. Her current passion and consulting focus is in the area of Health/Wellness Management with an emphasis on the rewards and benefits of positive “self-care”. Jacque La Vista is helping to build a bright future for students of the John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences through the naming of the Graduate Seminar Room. For her past accomplishments and her vision for the future the Council is proud to honor Jacque La Vista.

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