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Barbara Ryan Thompson, Helios Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Honored as Most Admired Leader

Author: Helios Education Foundation

Posted on: August 10, 2016

The Phoenix Business Journal recently honored Barbara Ryan Thompson, Helios Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer as one of our community's most admired business and community leaders.  The Most Admired Leader award celebrates executives who demonstrate leadership, values, vision and innovation throughout the Valley’s business community.  Ms. Thompson is one of 26 individuals who was selected by a panel of judges from more than 200 nominations.

Ms. Thompson has been with Helios for more than 10 years, since its inception.  She embodies the traits of a strong leader who creates an inspiring vision of the future while motivating the people around her to embrace that vision.  She is deeply committed to Helios' mission of creating opportunities for individuals to succeed in postsecondary education and she positively affects not only the individuals that work for her but the individuals that benefit from the work of Helios Education Foundation.

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