Having an impact

MAP Strategies Group CEO Mi-Ai Parrish is a thought-leader and highly sought-after public speaker, who attends more than 100 high-profile events each year, representing business interests, digital transformation, leadership, philanthropy, media innovation, the public sector, and education.


National and international media

On issues of media innovation and leadership, First Amendment and free speech, top journalists from around the world have called on Mi-Ai Parrish to comment on cable, national and local television and local, national and international radio. Journalists ranging from  Australia, Japan, Canada and the UK to New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, have asked her to weigh in on top news events. She has appeared on CNN with Brooke Baldwin, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show, CBS Evening News, ABC Dateline, HLN, NBC Nightly News, NPR's All Things Considered, Sky TV, UnoTV and more. 

Public speaking

Mi-Ai Parrish has spoken and keynoted on courage, inspiration, leadership and digital innovation for organizations ranging from Aldea Digital in Mexico City, International  Association of Women MBAs, the Sprint Diversity Initiative, National YWCA Leadership Conference, and the National Leadership Council to university commencements, Integrity Summits and multiple business leader events. Her award-winning commentaries have reached millions of people worldwide, and been covered by organizations ranging from the Washington Post, New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Politico and Mic to NPR, Univision, Yahoo, CNN and NBC News. 

Business leadership

In addition to leading large local media companies in multiple states, MAP Strategies Group CEO Mi-Ai Parrish has extensive business leadership experience. In Phoenix, the nation's fifth largest metro region, she has served as vice chairwoman of the Banner Health Foundation Board, secretary of Greater Phoenix Leadership, and on the executive boards of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Sandra Day O'Connor Institute, American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer, Poynter Institute National Advisory Board, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications and as part of Season for Sharing, which has disbursed more than $62 million to Arizona non-profits. She serves as a national and international business ambassador appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey to help accelerate economic development, as a member of the Zanjeros organization. Previously, she served with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City Area Development Council, United Way of Kansas City, Kansas City Union Station Centennial Committee, St. Alphonsus Foundation Board, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Treasure Valley United Way, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and more. 

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