Arizona Association for Economic Development Announces New President

The Arizona Association for Economic Development has announced its new president for 2022-2023.    Wendy Bridges, AZED Pro, city of Goodyear economic development project manager, has been elected president of the executive board of directors for AAED.    “It is an honor to serve as the next president of AAED,” Bridges said.  “Working alongside AAED’s officers and board … [More]

JE Dunn Construction Promotes Clay Creaser to Vice President

JE Dunn Construction is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Clay Creaser to Vice President. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Creaser has spent the last 18 years delivering notable projects throughout Arizona in markets including mixed-use, commercial and higher education. Creaser joined JE Dunn in 2016 as a senior project manager and has been instrumental … [More]

Shruti Gurudanti named director of corporate transactions at Rose Law Group

Rose Law Group names Shruti Gurudanti as Partner and Director of Corporate Transactions. At Arizona’s largest law firm founded by a woman, Gurudanti focuses her practice on business and corporate transactions, including national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and capital formation transactions. Gurudanti has been an M&A … [More]

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli Elects Six Partners

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce Kristin W. Basha, Anne Holmgren, John Lierman, Fernando C. Palomares, Ravi Patel, and Robert E. M. Smith have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective May 1. Meet each of the firm’s newest partners below. Kristin W. Basha (Phoenix) Kristin is an attorney in the firm’s Medical Malpractice Trial Group with … [More]

Qwick Names Company’s First Chief People Officer as Rapid Growth Continues

Qwick, the leading staffing-as-a-service platform for hospitality businesses and professionals, has appointed Derek Johnson as its first Chief People Officer. Johnson joins at a time when Qwick is expanding employee headcount faster than ever. He will lead the company's key human resources functions including Qwick's diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging program. … [More]

Pinnacle West Announces Executive Management Changes

Ted Geisler Pinnacle West Capital Corp. announced that Ted Geisler has been promoted to president of Arizona Public Service (APS), the company’s principal subsidiary, effective May 16. Geisler, who currently serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer for both Pinnacle West and APS, will be succeeded in those roles by Andrew Cooper, current … [More]

LionHeart Security Services Appoints Bill Herzog as New CEO

LionHeart Security Services announced today that Bill Herzog is the new CEO of the company. An experienced leader in the security industry, Herzog will succeed Michael Morrison and has already assumed responsibilities. Previous CEO, Michael Morrison unexpectedly passed away in November. Herzog was a United States Marine Reservist and retired as a Captain with the Arizona … [More]

Fast-Growing Ad Agency Makes Changes at the Top

OH Partners, one of the fastest growing advertising and digital marketing agencies in the country, announces today a shift in leadership. Co-Founder Scott Harkey is now the sole owner of OH Partners and will resume the role of Chief Executive Officer. Harkey co-founded the Inc. 500/5000 company with Matt Owens’ in 2008. Owens left the company earlier this year. In … [More]

New Executive Director Named at First Tee Phoenix

First Tee – Phoenix announced that Erin McDonough has been named executive director. In that capacity, McDonough will provide leadership and direction to one of the largest First Tee chapters in the United States. First Tee is a youth development organization that teaches life skills and helps children and teens build strength of character through the game of golf. Prior to … [More]

WaFd Bank Promotes Veteran Banker to Top Arizona Post

Washington Federal, Inc., parent company of Washington Federal Bank, “WaFd Bank” announced the promotion of veteran commercial banker Todd Gerber to lead the bank’s growing presence in Arizona. Todd joined WaFd Bank just three years ago in 2019 to grow commercial loans and develop the banking team to work closely together to support Arizona businesses and residents. In his … [More]

The Arizona Association of REALTORS® Names New CEO

The Arizona Association of REALTORS®, the largest trade association in Arizona representing more than 57,000 Arizona REALTORS®, has promoted Scott M. Drucker Esq. to its chief executive officer. Previously serving as general counsel and assistant CEO since 2013, Drucker succeeds K. Michelle Lind, Esq. who is remaining with the organization as Of Counsel. As chief … [More]

Arizona Helping Hands Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer

After a nationwide search, the Arizona Helping Hands (AHH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce they have hired Maureen Noe as the new President and CEO. With more than 25 years of non-profit leadership and management experience, Maureen will help the organization as it innovates to expand and meet the ever-changing needs of the foster care community. Jay R. Spector, … [More]

BWH Hotel Group Names Rob Pohl President of International Operations

BWH Hotel Group announced today that it has promoted Ron Pohl to serve as the company's President of International Operations and President of WorldHotels. Pohl joined the organization in 2007 and previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. In his new role, Pohl will be responsible for further strengthening the organization's presence around the … [More]

Veteran Real Estate Attorney Jerry Morgan Joins Quarles & Brady Phoenix Office as Partner

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced today that Jerry Morgan, a Real Estate attorney with more than 20 years of experience both as in-house counsel and at law firms, has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a partner. He also has significant experience providing corporate and insurance counsel to a variety of clients across industries. Morgan is the … [More]

Valley Metro Names New CEO

The Valley Metro Board of Directors announced Jessica Mefford-Miller as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mefford-Miller joins Valley Metro with 15 years of experience connecting people and places through transit in the St. Louis, MO region. She joins the agency after coming out on top of an extensive, nationwide search following CEO Scott Smith’s retirement … [More]

Tempe Chamber of Commerce Names President & CEO

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Colin Diaz, IOM, ACE, as the new President & CEO following the retirement of Anne Gill. Colin Diaz is no stranger to chamber of commerce work, as he assumes the role of President & CEO with over four years of experience as the Chief Executive Officer/President of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce in Culver … [More]

Matthew P. Feeney to Step Down as Snell & Wilmer Chair, Barbara J. Dawson Named as Successor

Snell & Wilmer announced today that firm Chair Matthew P. Feeney will step down from the position in the spring of 2023. Having taken the helm in 2015, Feeney has led the firm through extraordinary growth in recent years, including strategic expansion into the Pacific Northwest, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Barbara J. Dawson, who serves on the firm’s Executive and … [More]

Lorenzo Chavez named Executive Director, Education & Scholarships at the Arizona Community Foundation

Arizona Community Foundation

The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Lorenzo Chavez will become Executive Director, Education & Scholarships beginning March 14, 2022. He succeeds Joy Klein who will be leaving to join Friends of the Children as Executive Director of the organization’s Phoenix location later this month. Chavez has worked for Arizona State University for the past … [More]

Equality Health Appoints Jay Rosen to Board of Directors

Equality Health, a leading provider of value-based physician networks uniquely equipped to address the needs of diverse and historically underserved populations, today announced the appointment of Jay Rosen to its board of directors. Mr. Rosen currently serves as president and co-chairman of Health Management Associates (HMA), which he founded in 1985. HMA … [More]

Longtime Terros CEO to Retire, COO to Assume the Reins

Terros Health, an Arizona integrated healthcare company for more than 50 years, is looking to the future following a planned leadership transition. After a comprehensive succession planning process, Terros Health’s Board of Directors has promoted Dr. Karen Hoffman Tepper, the company’s Chief Operations Officer for the past eight years, to President and CEO. Tepper will … [More]

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