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]

Jordan Hafen Joins National Law Firm Polsinelli in the Firm’s Phoenix Office 

Polsinelli | March 31

Polsinelli is pleased to announce that Jordan Hafen has joined national law firm Polsinelli as an associate in the firm’s Phoenix office.  Mr. Hafen practices in the area of complex real estate working closely with owners, buyers, sellers, borrowers, lenders and developers to guide them through every stage of the transaction.  Mr. Hafen earned his… [More]

Ballard Spahr’s Lea Phillips Named to Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest Board of Directors

Ballard Spahr | March 31, 2017

Lea A. Phillips, an environmental lawyer with Ballard Spahr, has been named to the Board of Directors for the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest is a private, nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to representing the people of Arizona on issues including clean… [More]

Quarles & Brady Appoints Ed Salanga to Lead Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group

Quarles & Brady LLP March 24, 2017

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Phoenix partner Edward A. Salanga has been named national chair of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group, effective immediately. Salanga succeeds Kevin M. Long, who has been the national chair of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group for the past… [More]

CBRE’s Kristin Sexton Promoted to Senior Managing Director, Labor Analytics

CBRE Group, Inc. March 15, 2017

CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Kristin Sexton has been promoted to Senior Managing Director with CBRE Labor Analytics, based out of Phoenix. In this new role, Ms. Sexton will oversee the development of innovative technologies designed to revolutionize companies’ real estate and growth strategies by incorporating their talent needs. “Kristin is a game changer in… [More]