New President Named for South Mountain Community College

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After a nationwide search, the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and South Mountain Community College (SMCC) are pleased to announce Dr. Richard C. Daniel as the next President of SMCC. Dr. Daniel will replace Interim President Dr. Janet Ortega, who assumed the interim role on August 12, 2022, after the retirement of Dr. Shari Olson. “I am honored and … [More]

Chandler-Based Dog Daycare Co. Announces Senior Leadership Team, Continues Expansion

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Dogs 24/7 announced the appointment of its Parent Company Leadership Team. "As we continue to expand outside the Phoenix-Metro market, our Senior Leadership Team has vast experience with any and all scenarios to help and guide future acquisitions toward strategic success." Says Stephen Biles, Founder & President of Dogs 24/7 LLC. "Joe, Hannah, Madison, Carlos, Erica and … [More]

Charitable Trust Appoints Steve Zabilski as Successor CEO, Expands Board of Trustees

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The Board of Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has named Steve Zabilski as its President and CEO effective April 1, 2023; the Board has also appointed three new Trustees: Lori Higuera, Assistant General Counsel–Employment, Freeport-McMoRan; Paul Mulligan, President and CEO, Catholic Charities Community Services; and Ed Zuercher, former Phoenix City Manager and … [More]

Tech Veterans Join Nextiva Board of Directors

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Nextiva announced that Alan Black, former CFO of Zendesk and founder of Surfspray Capital, and Robert (Bob) Beauchamp, former chairman and CEO of BMC Software, have been appointed to the company’s board of directors. The new board members bring decades of financial and enterprise software leadership to their roles at Nextiva. “As we look to build the future of business … [More]

Make-A-Wish Announces the Appointment of New President and CEO

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Make-A-Wish America announced that the board of directors has appointed Leslie Motter as the organization's new president and CEO, as current President and CEO Richard Davis steps down to begin his retirement. Richard joined Make-A-Wish in January 2019. During his term as president and CEO, he positioned the organization through business transformation strategies … [More]

St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix Announces New CEO

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix Diocesan Council (SVdP) is pleased to announce Shannon Clancy as its new Chief Executive Officer. A Phoenix native, Shannon is the first female CEO for the Arizona nonprofit in its 76-year history and will assume leadership on Oct. 1. Shannon steps into the role after nearly 20 years of dedication to SVdP’s mission, which offers … [More]

Equality Health Appoints Four Executives to Leadership Team

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Equality Health, a leading provider of value-based physician networks uniquely equipped to address the needs of diverse and historically underserved populations, announced the appointment of four key members of its executive leadership team. The new executives bring a wealth of experience in healthcare and other industries, with proven expertise in driving growth while leading … [More]

Former Bureau of Reclamation Exec. to Lead Activities of One of the Valley’s Largest Suppliers of Water

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Salt River Project (SRP) has announced Leslie Meyers as the company’s new Chief Water Executive and Associate General Manager of Water Resources. Meyers joins SRP with more than 30 years of water resources management experience in Arizona and the Southwest, most recently with the Bureau of Reclamation. Throughout her career, Meyers has worked on strategic initiative planning … [More]

Nikola Announces Leadership Succession as CEO Set to Retire

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Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy infrastructure solutions, announced that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Nikola Corporation Mark Russell will retire, effective January 1, 2023, and has named current Nikola Motor President Michael Lohscheller as his successor. Lohscheller will assume Russell's President title and … [More]

Kevin Kinross to join CopperPoint as General Counsel

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CopperPoint Insurance Companies, a western-based super regional commercial insurance company, announced today that Kevin Kinross will be joining CopperPoint on September 12, 2022 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, reporting to the CEO. Kinross brings over 20 years of experience, along with deep relationships in the … [More]

Law Firm Bolsters Depth of Health Care Group with New Counsel

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Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Beth Nillen has joined the Health Care Practice Group as an of counsel attorney in the firm’s Phoenix office. Most recently in her legal career, Nillen founded a solo private practice that became a unique one-stop shop for health care clients to handle all legal matters related to operations. She has more than 15 years of experience … [More]

Arizona Attorney Confirmed as 9th Circuit U.S. Appeals Judge

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The Senate voted 67-29 Thursday to confirm Arizonan Roopali Desai as a federal judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In July, Senator Kyrsten Sinema introduced Ms. Desai to the Senate Judiciary Committee – personally attesting to the judge’s wealth of legal experience, Arizona roots, volunteer work, and national recognition as USA Today’s 2022 Women of the … [More]

CopperPoint Insurance Companies Names John Carey Chief Underwriting Officer

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CopperPoint Insurance Companies, a western-based super regional commercial insurance company, announced today that John Carey will be joining CopperPoint on August 29, 2022 as Chief Underwriting Officer, reporting to the CEO. Prior to this appointment, Carey served as Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich Asia Pacific where he managed a book comprised of $250M … [More]

Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Selects Co-CEOs

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Girl Scouts­–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is pleased to announce the appointments of Mary Mitchell and Christina Spicer as co-chief executive officers. In their roles, Mitchell and Spicer will work together to maintain, establish, and grow key partnerships within the government and community; continue to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice an … [More]

Sundt Building Group Expands with New Hires

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Sundt Construction’s Building Group recently hired Tony Wright, Dylan Telford, Preston Drehbol, Bert Mercer, Beau Briggs and Wendy Robinson in its Phoenix office. “All six of these new hires are very deserving of their position,” said Stew Grauer, Sundt’s vice president and Phoenix regional manager for its Building Group. “I am excited to see what they all will accomplish at … [More]

Suns Agrees to Contract Extension for Head Coach Monty Williams

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The Phoenix Suns and Head Coach Monty Williams have agreed to a multiyear contract extension, the team announced today. “Monty has raised the standard for our organization and overseen the transformation of our team’s culture since he joined as head coach three years ago,” said General Manager James Jones. “We’re excited to announce this extension and look forward to … [More]

State’s Oldest Healthcare Nonprofit Group Looking for New CEO

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United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (UCP) is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization that has been changing lives for more than 70 years in the Valley. It is an organization focused on hope and miracles, and its next leader should possess empathy for the mission and believe in its passionate employees and the expertise they offer to the members served. UCP team members lead … [More]

Phoenix Symphony CEO to Step Down, Search for New Leader Begins

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The Phoenix Symphony President and Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Wilson will step down from her position to relocate to London, England for a unique opportunity presented to her family. Wilson’s departure will be late fall 2022. Wilson joined TPS in January 2020 working tirelessly to rebuild the multi-million-dollar organization, ultimately redefining its entire business … [More]

Salad and Go Appoints New CEO, Leading Aggressive Expansion

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Salad and Go – an emerging disruptive brand on a mission to make fresh, nutritious food convenient and affordable for ALL – officially announces that industry veteran Charlie Morrison, who has a track record of building and scaling brands into industry leaders, has been appointed as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Morrison joined Salad and Go’s board of directors … [More]

Moov Secures New Head of Global Sales

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Moov, a data-fueled marketplace for used semiconductor manufacturing equipment, today welcomed David Arkow as the company’s head of global sales. The hiring of Arkow further expands the leadership team at Moov, which in April announced Rajiv Chegu as the company’s head of operations and Andrew Wolstan as the company’s general counsel and head of corporate development. Moov … [More]

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