Mi-Ai Parrish

Mi-Ai Parrish is a journalist and media executive, most recently president of USA TODAY NETWORK Arizona, and publisher of The Arizona Republic, a daily newspaper, and azcentral.com in Phoenix, Arizona. It won the Pulitzer Prize under her leadership and companywide innovation awards, and won multiple local and international awards for journalism, content marketing, advertising, social media marketing and web design. She is the first minority to be named to that position and was the first minority and first woman to serve as the president and publisher of the Kansas City Star and kansascity.com.

She holds an endowed chair at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications as Sue Clark-Johnson Professor of Media Innovation and Leadership. She is CEO and President of MAP Strategies Group, based in Phoenix.