Mi-Ai Parrish is the Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Media Communication at Arizona State University. 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 for four years and president and publisher of The Idaho Stateman for five years prior to that. She was a journalist for 15 years with positions at the Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Arizona Republic, Star-Tribune in Minneapolis and The Virginian-Pilot.