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Alumna Nancy Padberg Recognized as a 2021 Outstanding Woman in Business by the Phoenix Business Journal

April 9, 2021  | 1 min read

Nancy PadbergNancy Padberg (MBA ’03), president and chief executive officer of Catholic Education Arizona, was one of 25 women honored by the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual Outstanding Women in Business for her leadership and public service in the region. For the past two years as president and chief executive officer, Padberg has served 37 schools and has raised $268 million for 138,000 students to attend private school with scholarship awards. Additionally, Padberg served on Pepperdine University's Alumni Leadership Council from 2009 to 2014. 

"At Pepperdine's Graziadio Business School, I learned to lead with a deeper understanding of business and how a healthy culture drives revenue,” said Padberg. "Pepperdine Graziadio sends its graduates into the world with purpose, service, and leadership in our minds and hearts."