President of Gustare, Ltd & CEO, VerdeXchange Arizona
Maryanne is President of Gustare, Ltd., a 25-year-old development company, is a licensed general contractor, specializing in public/private partnership and community development and is a noted ‘production specialist’ in the development business. With a career that has encompassed building and financing through her own mortgage company, individual multi-million dollar homes, housing tracts, thousand acre’ puds’, shopping centers, tennis, beach and golf clubs — her asset column is in the billions with an employee base in the many hundreds.
Maryanne is the Founder and Principal of Amstar llc, which acts as a master developer overseeing and managing master-planned communities, mixed-used developments, condominium and apartment clusters — specializing in inner-city problem solving and the development of community education and workforce programs.
Maryanne is the CEO of VerdeXchange Arizona LLC, a leadership business to business sustainable economic development event that is held in Arizona annually and is also Chairman of the VerdeXchange Arizona Institute.
Noted for her public speaking on the state of the Community, Marketing and Sales, Personal Success, Managing a Career and Women’s Issues, Maryanne spent years as an adjunct Professor teaching MBA students throughout Southern California at universities such as Pepperdine, UCI, Saddleback College and Pitzer College of Claremont Colleges.
Current Voluntary Positions:
Arizona Advisory Committee – US Global Leadership Coalition
Advisory Board – National Bank of Arizona – Women’s Financial Group
Quality Skills Commissioner – State of Arizona Department of Education
Advisory Board – State of Arizona Marketing and Business Board
Advisory Board – Girls Rule Foundation, Urban Greenery
President — Bonding Business and Education Association
Past Voluntary Positions:
Member of the Board of Advisors – Mount St. Mary’s College
First Woman member – Building Industry Association Board of Directors
Officer – Sales and Marketing Council – Building Industry Association
President – Greater Phoenix SCORE®
President – State of Arizona SCORE®
Awards of Note:
Carnation Award – Southern California for work with women and children
President’s Award – Sales and Marketing Council – Building Industry Association
MAME Awards — Multiple Marketing Awards — Building Industry Association
Citizen for Life – Orange County Board of Supervisors Award for community work
Woman of the Year – National Bank of Arizona – Women’s Financial Group
SCORE – Multiple service awards plus the top honor — Andrew Shepard Award