Suzanne Kinney

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Oct. 25, 2022) – Suzanne Kinney, a 20-year veteran of Arizona public policy, has been named a recipient of the Arizona Capitol Times Women Achievers of Arizona award in the category of Public Service.

The 2022 Women Achievers of Arizona award celebrates the accomplishments of top women in numerous fields. During a challenging year, these leaders persevered and excelled. Their collective work helps Arizonans today and prepares the state for a flourishing future.

The award will be presented to Kinney at a luncheon ceremony at the Phoenix Art Museum.

“Suzanne’s thoughtful and balanced approach to complex public policy issues not only benefits the commercial real estate industry, which she represents admirably but also enriches the state on many levels,” said Sharon Harper, Chairman and CEO of Plaza Companies. “A hallmark of Suzanne’s career is her focus on building a strong and diverse economy with opportunities for businesses and individuals to reach their potential. I congratulate Suzanne for this well-deserved honor.”

Kinney’s career in Arizona public policy began at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University. She then went on to spend eight years at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry where she helped transform the organization into the state’s pre-eminent advocate for business. She founded the Arizona Chamber Foundation, a research-based public policy institute in 2008.

Kinney has served as President and CEO of NAIOP Arizona for the past five years. During her tenure, the Arizona Chapter has increased membership by around 30 percent to nearly 1,000 individuals and has won several national awards including NAIOP Chapter of the Year (2021), Most New Members out of all 53 chapters (2021), Best Government Relations Program (2020), and Best Membership Program (2019).

Kinney was selected for the Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty-Under-40 Class of 2009. She was named a Real Estate Power Broker by the Arizona Capitol Times in 2022. She has served on boards of directors for numerous non-profits, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

“I am honored to be recognized along with such an impressive group of leaders,” Kinney said. “Public service has always been among my core values. Having the opportunity to contribute to a positive future for our state by shaping public policy is an incredible privilege.”

The complete list of women being recognized can be found here.

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 20,000 members in North America. The Arizona Chapter is among the largest in the bi-national network with nearly 1,000 members. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit or