Alicia Wadas

Alicia Wadas

Named by AZ Business Magazine as one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business”, Alicia Wadas is an accomplished advertising and public relations professional and entrepreneur with more than 35 years of experience. As Chief Operating Officer of LAVIDGE, an 80-person full service marketing firm in Phoenix, she manages daily operations for growth and profitability. Alicia is active in industry organizations, serving as a director for Independent NewsMedia, a publisher of 24 community newspapers in 4 states, and as president of Intermarket Agency Network, an association of 15 independently owned agencies across the country.

Core to Alicia’s lifework is her passion to help keep women and their families safe from human assault. In 2000 she founded a nonprofit called Safely in Mothers Arms to educate women on personal, home and travel safety. After graduating from the FBI Citizens Academy in 2008, Alicia helps to further the community outreach mission of the FBI by serving on the board of directors of the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association. Alicia is also on the advisory board of GratitudeAmerica, a nonprofit dedicated to providing critical support for military service members and their families during their return to civilian life.

Alicia is married to a former US Air Force pilot; the mother of three: two boys, one who served in Desert Shield while in the US Army; the other one is an active duty US Army Captain, and a daughter who is a medical doctor doing her residency at Dartmouth. Alicia also has 3 grandchildren.

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