This week, Lee Benson joins us on Arizona Originals. Lee is the CEO of Able Aerospace Services and also the CEO of Execute to Win. Able Aerospace Services is a leading maintenance, repair and operations provider of FAA-approved replacement parts, repairs, overhauls, and exchanges for aircraft. Execute to Win specializes in helping CEOs create an intentional culture within an organization to measurably and intentionally execute their strategy.
Lee talks about many issues including his approach to leadership, the importance of emotional energy, moving corporate values from words on office walls to behaviors your team lives out in an intentional culture, and so much more.
Our guest this week is Eileen Klein, the president of the Arizona Board of Regents. The Board of Regents provides leadership and guidance to Arizona’s three public universities – the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University. In her role as president, Eileen oversees the entire $4 billion public university enterprise and gives leadership and guidance to the Board of Regents. Additionally, she heads the Enterprise Executive Committee which is made of of her and the three presidents of our public universities.
Prior to joining the Board, Eileen held leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. These include her service as chief of staff to Governor Janice K. Brewer and chief operating officer for Arizona Physicians IPA for UnitedHealthcare.
In our conversation, Eileen shares her story which took her from Alaska to Florida to Arizona. She discusses lessons she has learned about getting an education, building respect within organizations, managing and leading through tension, and becoming resilient. She also shares some important lessons she learned from former-Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives Jake Flake when she served on his staff…and much, much more.