Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher Retiring in October

City of Phoenix

After a successful 28-year career with the city of Phoenix, City Manager Ed Zuercher has announced his retirement, effective October 8. Zuercher started with the city in 1993 as a management intern and served in a variety of executive roles including Assistant to the City Manager, Public Transit Director, Deputy City Manager, Mayor's Chief of Staff, and Assistant City … [More]

Ryan Companies Names New Vice President of Multifamily Sector in Southwest Region

Ryan Companies

Ryan Companies US, Inc., a national developer, designer, builder and property manager offering full-service commercial real estate solutions, announced the appointment of Gil Gonzalez as vice president of development, multifamily. Gonzalez began at Ryan in early July and will focus on multifamily development pursuits in Arizona, as well as California and Washington. Based … [More]

Credit Union Appoints New Chief Retail Officer to Lead Innovative Strategies

Desert Financial Credit Union

Laura Wallace has been appointed Chief Retail Officer (CRO) at Desert Financial Credit Union, an iconic name in the Valley with a recently minted statewide charter. A credit union veteran, Wallace rose up the ranks, investing her career at Alliant Credit Union in Chicago, Illinois, for three decades. Alliant is a national, award-winning credit union with more than 600,000 … [More]

Former Grubb and Ellis Co-CEO to Lead Phoenix Real Estate Investment Co.

Matthews Real Estate Investments Services

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™, the nation’s fastest-growing real estate firm, announces addition to executive leadership with the strategic appointment of industry veteran, Bob Osbrink, as Executive Vice President and Market Leader for the Matthews™ Phoenix office. Osbrink will provide strategic direction for market penetration, including business development and … [More]

Tempe Chamber CEO to Retire, Immediate Search for Successor

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce announced that Anne Gill, president and CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, will step down this summer after five years of service to the organization. Under Anne’s leadership, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce experienced significant growth with an increase to the organization’s net revenue by more than 350% during her tenure. Most notably, she … [More]

Steve Purves, Valleywise Health President and CEO, Takes Leadership of America’s Essential Hospitals Board

Valleywise Health

Steve Purves, President and CEO of Valleywise Health, today becomes America’s Essential Hospitals’ board chair at a time when the nation’s safety net health care systems are in the national spotlight for leading the nation’s COVID-19 response. America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for … [More]

Arizona Thrives Announces Alliance Leadership Council to Guide Clean Energy

Arizona Thrives

Arizona Thrives announces it has formed the Arizona Thrives Alliance Leadership Council with 17 business, government and industry leaders to provide a shared leadership platform and a collaborative strategic approach to transition the state’s economy from carbon-based fuels to clean energy. As the Alliance Leadership Council takes shape, Arizona Thrives Founder and Interim … [More]

American Lung Association in Arizona Expands Leadership Board

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association has added several new prominent Arizona business leaders to its Leadership Board as need for information and services for those with respiratory disease continues to grow throughout the Southwest. To bolster its strength in the state and assist the 937,206 Arizonans living with lung disease, the American Lung Association in Arizona is welcoming … [More]

Vidhya Kannan Named CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of East Valley

Encompass Health

Vidhya Kannan has been appointed as chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of East Valley. In her position as CEO, Kannan will oversee all of the day-to-day operations as well as patient care and quality at the 70-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, located at 5652 E. Baseline Road in Mesa. She assumed the position on June 7, 2021. Kannan … [More]

Valley Leadership Names New Board Leadership

Valley Leadership

Valley Leadership’s board of directors has elected its board leadership for the next two years. VL’s board will be led by President Paul Komadina, senior managing director for CBRE; Vice President Koran Hardimon, director of inclusion and diversity for Republic Services; Treasurer Josh Shade, Arizona market president for U.S. Bank; Secretary Nancy Baldwin, executive director … [More]

Healthcare Entrepreneur Joins Flinn Foundation Board

Flinn Foundation

Heidi Jannenga, one of Arizona’s most accomplished healthcare-technology entrepreneurs, has been elected to the Flinn Foundation board of directors. Jannenga, co-founder of Phoenix-based WebPT, the leading software provider for electronic medical records and practice management for rehabilitation therapists, brings to the board premier expertise in the clinical and … [More]

ASU Names New Dean of Cronkite School

Battinto Batts Jr. has held a number of dynamic jobs over the past few decades: award-winning newspaper journalist, lecturer, philanthropist, strategic communications professional, higher education administrator and nonprofit executive. He’ll soon make a new addition to his curriculum vitae: dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona … [More]

Jaburg Wilk Expands Family Law Practice, David P. Uffens Joins the Firm

Jaburg Wilk

The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that David P. Uffens joined the firm as a partner in its family law group.  Before joining Jaburg Wilk, David represented clients in high conflict family law matters.  An experienced trial litigator, he has represented clients with divorces, child custody issues, and post-decree modifications.  Additionally, David teaches Amateur and … [More]

Arizona Chamber Names New Leader

Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to announce Danny Seiden as its new President and CEO. Seiden was selected today at a meeting of the board of directors, following a search that attracted candidates from around the country. “After an extensive national search which resulted in many qualified applicants, we are thrilled to have Danny join the Arizona … [More]

Jaime Dempsey named Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Initiatives at the Arizona Community Foundation

Rick McCartney

The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) is pleased to announce that Jaime Dempsey will be joining the foundation as Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Initiatives beginning in mid-June. This new position, created as a result of ACF’s recent reorganization, will focus on ACF’s innovation prizes, philanthropic initiatives, development of the Newton & Betty Rosenzweig Fund … [More]

YellowBird Welcomes Michael Ellenby as Vice President of Business Development


YellowBird, an online gig economy marketplace that matches vetted Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) professionals with businesses on-demand, is proud to announce that Michael Ellenby has joined their growing team. As Vice President of Business Development, Ellenby is responsible for planning and executing company sales and marketing plans, implementing new ideas, securing … [More]

Specialty Healthcare Co. Appoints New Chief Executive Officer


Calviri announces the appointment of Marc Wolff as Chief Executive Officer. Founder and current CEO, Stephen Albert Johnston, will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Founding CEO. “We are thrilled to welcome Marc Wolff to Calviri as we progress to commercialization. Marc’s successful life science and healthcare management experience, in both public … [More]

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus Names New CEO

Abrazo Health

Naman Mahajan has joined the Abrazo Scottsdale Campus executive team as Chief Executive Officer. The hospital at 3929 E. Bell Road is known for its quality, safety and surgical capabilities, with a commitment to bringing advances in medicine to the community. Abrazo Scottsdale Campus boasts a diverse surgical robotics program with options for complex orthopedic, spine and … [More]

Donald W. Slager to Succeed Jon Vander Ark at Republic Services

Republic Services, Inc.

Republic Services, Inc. announced industry icon Donald W. Slager has provided his notice of intent to retire from the Company after serving as its Chief Executive Officer for more than a decade and serving as Chief Operating Officer for nearly a decade prior. The move marks the conclusion of a thoughtful and comprehensive, multi-year CEO succession planning process.  President … [More]

Arizona Community Foundation Names New Board Chair, Robbin Coulon

Rick McCartney

The Board of Directors of the Arizona Community Foundation has elected as chair Robbin M. Coulon, Esq. Coulon succeeds Stephen O. Evans, retired Executive and Trustee of Equity Residential and current Chairman of the Evans Charitable Foundation, who served as chair since 2019. A member of the Arizona Community Foundation Board of Directors since 2013, Coulon served as … [More]

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