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Mi-Ai Parrish, Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership

Email: mi-ai.parrish@asu.edu
Office: Room 386
Phone 602.496.5177

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Mi-Ai Parrish Mi-Ai Parrish is the Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership. She also is the CEO and President of MAP Strategies Group, based in Phoenix.

Previously, she was president and publisher of USA TODAY NETWORK Arizona, The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. She served as president and publisher of the Kansas City Star and kansascity.com for four years and president and publisher of Idaho's largest media company for five years prior to that. She was a journalist for 15 years, ranging from the Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Arizona Republic, (Minneapolis) Star-Tribune and Virginian-Pilot.

Parrish is the recipient of the 2017 Athena Businesswoman of the Year, 2017 Asian Corporate and Entrepreneur Leader Champion, 2016 PSA Behavioral Health Champion and winner of Best Opinion Writing for USA TODAY NETWORK.

She is an award-winning writer and international speaker. Her commentaries on the First Amendment and leadership have reached millions worldwide and been covered by international media. She serves as secretary of Greater Phoenix Leadership, vice-chairwoman of Banner Health Foundation and on numerous other boards.

Parrish was the first female publisher of the Kansas City Star, the first Korean-American publisher in mainstream media and the first minority to serve as publisher of The Arizona Republic.