Local Business Owner Named to NSBA Leadership Council

DLP Marketing

Lori Anna Harrison, DLP Marketing Scottsdale, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Harrison, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business … [More]

Steady Install, Inc. brings on new Chief Growth Officer

Steady Install, Inc.

Phoenix technology startup Steady Install, Inc. has added Ian Prendergast, former Director of Market Expansion and Business Development from Qwick, to help grow the company’s presence. In his new role as Steady Install’s Chief Growth Officer, Prendergast will also be joining the company as a partner and will champion business development and revenue growth, as well as … [More]

Vegan Meal Delivery Service Welcomes Renowned Nutritionist to Team

Rick McCartney

The Vegan Taste, the country’s longest running fully plant-based meal delivery service, has welcomed world renowned Nutritionist, PK Newby to its team. Founded in 2006 by acclaimed Vegan Chef, Jason Wyrick, The Vegan Taste delivers healthy, expertly crafted artisan meals to subscribers’ doorsteps. Providing consulting for his menus, Wyrick and Newby are a culinary and dietary … [More]

Discount Tire Appoints Dean Muglia as Chief Executive Officer

Discount Tire | January 22, 2020

Discount Tire announced the promotion of Dean Muglia to the role of chief executive officer. Muglia served as the company’s chief corporate officer and succeeds Michael Zuieback, who will retain the role of executive chairman for the company. Muglia’s career includes 31 years in leadership positions with Discount Tire. He was first recruited by founder Bruce T. Halle to head … [More]

Rachel Davis-Schultz Joins CopperPoint as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

CopperPoint Insurance Companies | January 23, 2019

Phoenix-based CopperPoint Insurance Companies, a regional multi-line commercial insurance company, announced Rachel Davis-Schultz has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for the CopperPoint Family of Insurance Companies. “We are thrilled to welcome Rachel to CopperPoint where she will be responsible for leading all aspects of Human … [More]

Sundt Promotes Teri Jones to President of the Building Group

Sundt | September 20, 2018

Teri Jones has been promoted to president of the Building Group for Sundt Construction, Inc. Jones brings nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry to her new position. She joined Sundt in 2000 as a Principal in Charge for the Sacramento Region, and today she is the company’s highest-ranking female executive. In 2006 she was promoted to Business Development … [More]

Prominent Land Use and Zoning Attorney and Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board Member Benjamin W. Graff Joins Quarles & Brady

Quarles & Brady LLP | September 6, 2018

The national law firm, Quarles & Brady LLP, today announced Benjamin W. Graff  has joined the firm’s Phoenix office in its Real Estate Practice Group, where he will focus on expanding the land use, zoning, and municipal government relations practice. Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Graff was a founding shareholder of Aday Graff PC, a full-service real estate law firm … [More]

Viad Corp Strengthens Leadership Team with Key Appointments

Viad Corp. | May 4, 2018

Viad Corp (NYSE:VVI) today announced that it has strengthened its leadership team with two key appointments. Derek Linde joined Viad on April 30 as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and Jay Altizer will join the company on May 14 as President, North America at GES. Steve Moster, president and chief executive officer of Viad, said, “I am excited to welcome Derek and … [More]

CopperPoint Insurance Companies Names David Kuhn Regional President and EVP, Enterprise Distribution

CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company | April 11, 2018

Phoenix-based CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, a regional multi-line commercial insurance company, today announced David (Dave) Kuhn has been named Regional President of PacificComp, a subsidiary of CopperPoint, and EVP of Enterprise Distribution for the CopperPoint Family of Insurance Companies. Dave brings over 30 years of experience in the commercial property and … [More]

SRP Names New General Manager and CEO

Salt River Project | March 6, 2018

Salt River Project’s Board of Directors today selected Mike Hummel to succeed Mark B. Bonsall as the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer and lead day-to-day operations of the community-based, not-for-profit public power utility. Hummel, 57, will assume responsibilities in May. Hummel is currently SRP’s Deputy General Manager of Resources & Finance.  Bonsall … [More]

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 so much potential with its growing economy and … [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 business … [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 experience in the financial … [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 … [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 federal and state … [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 an … [More]

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