Arizona native Stephanie Maderazzo-Hughes is the co-CEO and COO of Canyon State Electric, a family business that was started by her father in the ’70s and the leading provider of commercial electric contracting services throughout Phoenix and California. (She even says her family business was her first job, filing paperwork and answering phones!) Learn more about Maderazzo-Hughes…
First job: Canyon State Electric. I started out when I was just a kid. My dad would bring us into the office to help file paperwork and answer phones.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: I love being outdoors with my family.
The person or persons who has impacted your life the most and why: I would have to say the people that have most impacted my life are my kids. They constantly make me want to be a better person and an example for them.
Your biggest accomplishment in your eyes and why: I would have to say being a mother is my biggest accomplishment.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Deciding what career path I wanted to go down.
Someone who inspires you and why: My husband Robert inspires me. He inspires me every day to get up and give everything my all.
Favorite quote: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincey Adams
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Be all in! Accept training, accept criticism, and grow every day.
What you think makes someone fabulous: I think someone being confident in themselves and just being themselves is what makes someone fabulous.