PHX 4th Annual Women in Global Leadership

Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Squire Patton Boggs
1 E Washington Street
27th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004


4th Annual Women in Global Leadership

On August 29, Jaime Daddona (Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, Phoenix) will once again be skillfully moderating an accomplished panel of Arizona-based international business leaders during the Global Chamber’s 4th Annual Women in Global Leadership breakfast.

The objective of the program is to hear from those who foster a diverse working environment in order to achieve business success as well as provide insight into the challenges and opportunities that exist in doing so. Through that sharing we'll all be better equipped for the journey ahead.

Last year we had a man on the panel and it not only brought a more balanced woman/man audience, but dare I say it was really informative and FUN? Thank you, Hank Marshall at City of Phoenix. More on that event HERE

This year we're honored to have 6 extraordinary leaders on the panel, and one who happens to be male... Norman Butler of Bank of America, with 5 extraordinary women! Whether you're a woman or man, we hope you'll join us for a great discussion. We look forward to seeing you there!


  • Jaime Daddona, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs


  • Melissa Sanderson, VP, International Affairs at Freeport McMoRan
  • Shannon Clancy, Associate Executive Director at St. Vincent de Paul
  • Lindsay Moellenberndt, VP of Client Development at Cresa
  • Heather Bjella, Associate General Counsel at Isola Group
  • Haley Metcalf, Event Director at Phoenix Business Journal
  • Norman Butler, SVP & Market Executive at Bank of America

Our Title Sponsor:


8:00 - 8:30 Gathering with bagels, fruit, coffee and more.

8:30 - 9:45 Panel of speakers with Q&A

9:45 - 10:00 Further networking and adjourn


Melissa Sanderson - Vice President of International Affairs at Freeport McMoRan. Melissa (Mel) Sanderson joined Freeport McMoRan in 2006 as Vice President for Africa, the number-two ranking company official for Freeport’s Tenke Fungarume Mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a greenfields project in a copper-rich southeastern province. In the DRC she was responsible for overseeing government, community and public relations affairs. After successfully ensuring the stable operations and production of the mine, she came to the company’s Phoenix headquarters where she continued her involvement with the DRC while at the same time expanding her portfolio to encompass strategic planning and coordination for corporate social, governmental and PR activities globally.  With the sale of the TFM mine to China Molybdenum Corp in 2016 and Freeport’s withdrawal from Africa, she assumed the title of Director for International Affairs, maintaining the same substantive responsibilities.

Before joining Freeport, Mel enjoyed an unusually diverse 21-year career with the U.S. Department of State diplomatic service including, inter alia, international arms control, anti-narcotics and anti-terrorism and business promotion (helping U.S. companies abroad).  In fact, in her first assignment in Mexico, she was involved in attracting U.S. businesses to the then-fledgling maquiladora industry, and subsequently worked briefly with the U.S. team negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. 

Mel is the recipient of several honors and awards in Phoenix, including the Athena Award (premier private sector female) by the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 2015; the 25 Outstanding Women in Business by the Phoenix Business Journal in 2014, and Global Businessperson of the Year from Global Chamber® in 2017. She is Chair of the Arizona District Export Council and the Mining Committee of the Arizona-Mexico Commission; co-Chair of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, and is on several Boards, including the AMC and PCFR Boards. She also is a member of the International Leadership Council of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and an Advisor to the Africa Business Portal and the Global Chamber®.

Shannon Clancy, Associate Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul. Shannon is the Associate Executive Director & Chief Philanthropy Officer at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix where she serves as a member of the senior leadership team and oversees the organization’s development, marketing and volunteer functions in its work to feed, clothe, house and heal individuals and families in need and to provide opportunities for members of the community to engage in service.

Shannon has worked for local and national community-based nonprofit organizations that serve individual and families in need of support for over 20 years. Among other experiences, she helped to build a development program for a tuition-free middle school for low-income students in Baltimore, was the first director of the Foundation for Nativity and Miguel Schools, an effort to leverage fundraising and impact among 50 similar schools across the country, and supported the development efforts of Boys Hope Girls Hope Arizona. She began her career doing a year of service in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps where she was a case manager in a transitional housing program for families experiencing homelessness.

Shannon is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has a Masters in Human Development from the University of Maryland at College Park. She and her husband Dan Klocke have four children.

Lindsay Moellenberndt, VP of Client Development at Cresa
. Lindsay is a real estate expert with a passion for connecting people and businesses with resources for growth. Throughout her career in commercial real estate and regional economic development she has helped friends, clients, colleagues and community members identify ways to elevate their businesses.

Lindsay founded AZ Biz Link in 2017, a professional development organization focused on facilitating discussions around today's modern workforce and leadership challenges, while creating solutions and driving real positive change in the workplace. Lindsay latest hobby includes hosting the AZ Biz Link podcast where she interviews local leaders to discuss all the great people, places, services & companies that exist in our community that can help set one up for personal and professional success.


Heather Bjella, Associate General Counsel at Isola Group. Heather Bjella is the Associate General Counsel at Isola Group, a global material sciences company that designs and manufactures copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials for printed circuit boards.  Heather advises business units and executive leadership on corporate matters relating to intellectual property, corporate compliance and governance, contracts, employment law, international trade, and litigation.

Heather moved to Arizona from Chicago in late 2015 and, while she still loves the Chicago Bears, she has embraced Arizona as home.  Heather enjoys her work, contributing to a positive and productive work environment, and has a passion for the outdoors. She is committed to giving back to the community and serves on the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Arizona advisory board and the Association of Corporate Counsel Arizona Chapter board.


Haley Metcalf, Event Director at Phoenix Business Journal. Haley Metcalf Joined the Phoenix Business Journal, a weekly business publication reaching over 60,000 business professionals in the Phoenix area in 2014. She managers all aspects of the 35 + events hosted every year. She oversees all marketing, communication, social media and sponsorships. She works in collaboration with and providing support to advertising, editorial and production teams. Within her 5 years at PBJ, Haley has been able to maintain the integrity and image while bringing in new audiences. 

Haley’s passion lies within the community. She consults with local nonprofits to help manage and elevate their galas and fundraising events. Her latest project consisted of assisting Homeward Bound (local nonprofit) with their inaugural fundraising event where the nonprofit raised over $200,000. Haley is currently serving on the Young Professionals Council for Big Brothers Big Sisters and UMOM New Day Centers where she provides insight and expertise in the field of public relations, marketing, and communication.

Norman Butler, SVP & Business Banking Market Executive at Bank of America
Norm is the Market Executive for Business Banking for the Desert Mountain States market.  In this role, he leads a team in four offices responsible for delivering solutions and services to companies with revenues up to $50 million located in Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso.  Prior to this role, Norm was the Credit Products Executive for the Midwest and Southwest Business Banking Regions and the Market Executive for Middle Market Banking in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. From 2010 through 2018, Norm also served as the Market Integration Executive for Phoenix supporting the Market President’s efforts in driving collaboration across commercial and consumer banking, home loans, and global wealth management.

Norm has been in commercial banking in Phoenix since 1990. He is the past president and former board member for the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools. He is a past president of the Association for Financial Professionals and the Enterprise Network, a business networking group. He is a board member and audit committee member for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.  He is a past steering committee member for BUILD AZ which is focused on early childhood education. He is a member of the Dean’s Council at the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and serves on the advisory committee for the Colangelo School of Business at Grand Canyon University. Norm was recognized by Arizona Business Magazine as a “Center of Influence” and was a 2012 recipient of “Father of the Year’ by the American Diabetes Association. He holds a BS and MBA from Arizona State University and has his Series 7 and 24 licenses.



Jaime Daddona - Partner at Squire Patton Boggs. Jaime Daddona counsels public and privately held companies and focuses her practice on business and finance transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment, corporate governance matters, stockholder relations matters, securities offerings and restructurings.

Jaime has a diverse transactional and corporate counseling practice representing clients in strategic transactions, working closely with boards of directors and senior managers on governance matters, managing debt and equity investments, and drafting and negotiating supply, distribution and other commercial agreements. Jaime's transactions regularly involve cross-border, multi-disciplinary teams that leverage the strengths of our worldwide platform.