KGUN 9’s Alexis Ramanjulu was honored as one of Cochise County’s most influential people of 2023 on Saturday.

The list of recipients, compiled by committee through Herald/Review Media, celebrated 19 county residents who were chosen for the positive impacts they have had on the community.

As a reporter for KGUN, Ramanjulu has been covering Cochise County since November of 2022. Prior to that, she worked as a reporter for Herald/Review Media from 2017 until 2021.

Some of the other honorees included:

Danielle Bouchever – Bouchever’s grant work with entities ranging from Bisbee’s police and fire departments to Step Up Bisbee/Naco, an organization that renovates homes for local teachers, nurses and emergency personnel, has been of significant benefit to the city.

John Batemon – Despite losing both legs and injuring his left arm after being hit by a car, Batemon has worked to be a role model and caregiver for his three kids, a coach and a productive member of the community.

Selina Lopez – Lopez was chosen for her work as a clinical supervisor in the emergency room at Sierra Vista’s Canyon Vista Medical Center.

Aaron Hennequin – A retired Chief Warrant Officer, Hennequin has lived in Sierra Vista since 2002 and opened Doc’s Watering Hole Company in 2021.

Ginny Jordan – Jordan is a historian of sorts in Douglas and creator of the Wall of Faces at the Gadsden Hotel, an exhibit dedicated to local residents who served in the military.

William Tardibuono – A lifelong resident and communtiy supporter of Douglas, Tardibuono most recently worked to raise funds for the churches that were burned down over the summer.

Jeff Davenport – Davenport’s emcee work has livened up events in Sierra Vista and across the state.

Dr. Stephen Phillips – Phillips was chosen for his work as an ophthalmologist in Sierra Vista.

Chelsi Haught – Haught was tapped for her passion working as a credit analyst for American Southwest Credit Union in Sierra Vista.

Heather Davis – Davis and her husband are helping to beautify Sierra Vista with their company Prestige Remodeling and Restoration.

Randy Sueskind – Sueskind was identified for his work as a senior loan officer through Guild Mortgage Company, and his efforts with the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce and Sierra Vista Rotary Club.

Joe Konrad – Konrad was honored for his current role as the mayor of Benson.

Anthony Villas – Villas was chosen for his work with the Boys and Girls Club in Sierra Vista.

Najayyah Many Horses – Many Horses serves as the chair for the Community Food Pantry of Benson as a volunteer.

Tricia Gerrodette – Gerrodette has long been an advocate for the preservation of the San Pedro River and is known in Cochise County for her promotion of environmental awareness.

Carol Bracciano – Bracciano was recognized for her work as a math teacher for Buena High School in Sierra Vista.

Pat and Wende Macumber – The Macumbers were tapped for their efforts as parents, working with schools and sports teams in Willcox.

(Information came from In the Naburhood, a magazine put out by Herald/Review Media that highlights people and businesses in the community.)