Award of Appreciation

Established in 1989, the Award of Appreciation is  presented by the Board of Governors to that individual(s) who is not a member of the Bar in recognition of outstanding service toward the creation of a better public understanding of the legal profession and the administration of justice, the judiciary or the legislative process.

2017 Recipient

Meredith Peabody

MEREDITH PEABODY is an accomplished Senior Executive and business woman with over 30 years of experience and expertise in consumer products and financial services both nationally and globally. She has led and managed multi-cultural organizations in a global environment demonstrating proficiencies at building businesses as well as leading successful organizational turn arounds. She has extensive experience in financial management, project management and strategic leadership.

Since returning from Asia, she has had her own consulting business specializing in strategic planning, cultural change management, and leadership. She also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member of The Forbes Business School, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Northern Arizona University.

She has contributed to her community by serving on many non-profit boards, including: Valley Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Valley Leadership, the Arizona Governor’s Council and the Board of Trustees for Thunderbird, the School of Global Management. In 2010, she was appointed to the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Arizona serving six years as a public member. Currently, she serves as a Governor-appointed Board member of the Arizona Historical Society. In addition to holding an M.B.A in International Management from Thunderbird, she holds a History and Education from Muskingum College.








Previous Recipients: 

The award has been presented to:

1989     Hon. Rose Mofford
Hon. Barry Goldwater
1990 Sal Quijada
Paul Urbano King
1991 Prof. Paul Bender
Amelia D. Lewis
1992 Hon. Tom Tso
1993 Ken Campbell
1994 Patricia J. Horgan
Karen E. Osborn
Ronald S. Watson
1995 Bruce Hernandez
1996 Paul Rubin
1997 Karen Duffy
Art Rotstein
Joan Tobin
1998 Regina Skouson
1999 Dr. Janet Brown
2000 Maria Hoffman
2001 Helen Cahill
2002 Bill Scott
2003 Donald W. Carson
Myles V. Lynk
2004 Carrie L. Sherman
2005 Emily R. Johnston
2006 Dr. Pearl Tang
2007 Matthew Silverman
2008 Larry C. McVey
Marvin E. Perry
2009 Bennie C. Click
2010 Susan Armstrong
2011 David K. Byers
2012 Alex Jamison
Karen Osborne
2013 William D. Carnegie
2014 John J. Sullivan
2016 Christine C. Iijima Hall
2017 Meredith Peabody

Copyright ©2004-2018 State Bar of Arizona