Paige Rothermel Named Chief Growth Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | Feb. 5, 2018

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) has named Paige Rothermel as its chief growth officer. In this role, she will ignite new opportunities to deliver on what customers need and want, and help drive our mission for improving the quality of life for Arizonans. “I’m energized by this new role,” Rothermel says. “Arizona has… [More]

Pam Kehaly New President/CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Oct. 3, 2017

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), the state’s largest locally-owned healthcare insurer, has named Pam Kehaly president and CEO. Kehaly has been serving as president of Anthem, Inc.’s West Region, which includes Anthem’s affiliated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield health plans in eight states and the company’s Specialty business. She oversees the 5,000-employee, and… [More]

David Eaker Named Campus President of The Refrigeration School, Inc.

The Refrigeration School, Inc. Aug. 10, 2017

The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI), has named David Eaker campus president of the Phoenix-based skilled-trade school. A leader in the industry for more than 50 years, RSI has trained over 10,000 students for sustainable careers in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R).  “With demand booming for skilled HVAC/R technicians, it’s an exciting time to… [More]

Kimberly Davids Named General Manager of The Weitz Company

The Weitz Company Aug. 7, 2017

History was made at The Weitz Company on Thursday when Kimberly Davids was named the organization’s first female general manager. She will oversee Weitz’s operations in the southwest region from its office in Phoenix. Davids succeeds The Weitz Company Executive Vice President Chris Harrison, who is transitioning to a full-time leadership role over Weitz’s National… [More]

First Western Trust Names President for Phoenix Market

First Western Trust June 21, 2017

First Western Trust is pleased to announce new leadership for the Phoenix market. Chad Maze, who has assumed the role of president, has overall responsibility for the lending, private banking, commercial banking, trust, and investment teams in Phoenix, focused on addressing the unique financial goals of our clients. Chad brings more than 25 years of… [More]

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Selects Polsinelli Shareholder Melissa Ho to Serve Four-Year Term on Arizona State Advisory Committee

Polsinelli June 12, 2017

Polsinelli Shareholder Melissa Ho has been selected by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to serve a four-year term on the Arizona State Advisory Committee (SAC).  In this role, she will provide advice and recommendations to the Commission about allegations of voting rights deprivation; race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, and national origin discrimination;… [More]

Former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke Joins Ballard Spahr in Phoenix

Ballard Spahr May 22, 2017

Dennis K. Burke—the former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, Senior Adviser to the Department of Homeland Security, and member of the Obama/Biden transition team that focused on homeland security administration and policy—has joined Ballard Spahr as of counsel in Phoenix, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today. Mr. Burke brings more than 20 years of experience in… [More]

Western Alliance Bancorporation Announces Return of Kenneth A. Vecchione as President

Western Alliance Bancorporation May 8, 2017

Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL), one of the country’s top-performing banking companies, today announced that effective July 10, 2017, Kenneth Vecchione will return to the Company as President. Kenneth Vecchione will join Robert Sarver, Chairman and CEO, along with Dale Gibbons, CFO, and Jim Haught, COO, in the executive suite at Western Alliance. “This is… [More]

New Board Leadership for Nonprofit LGBTQ Youth Organization one•n•ten

one-n-ten April 17, 2017

New board leadership is ready to take one•n•ten – a growing, dynamic non-profit that serves the LQBTQ youth community – to new levels. Carmen Jandacek recently took over the role as board president with unanimous support from its board of directors. Jandacek is a human resources professional who has worked at APS since 1996 and… [More]

Heather Maher Named VP of Claims and Risk Management for Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation Company April 4, 2017

Swift Transportation Company (NYSE:SWFT), a leader in transportation solutions, announces the appointment of Heather Maher as Vice President of Claims and Risk Management. With nearly 20 years of experience, Maher brings to the role advanced procedural knowledge and legal expertise, focusing on claims and litigation management, legal risk identification and control, insurance procurement and strategic… [More]