Mat Ishbia Assumes Controlling Ownership in the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury

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Following NBA Board of Governors approval, Mat Ishbia has completed the acquisition of the controlling ownership interest in the Phoenix Suns (NBA) and Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) franchises, the operating entity for Footprint Center and affiliated entities. With the transaction, Mat becomes Governor of the Suns and Mercury while Justin Ishbia, CEO and Founder of Shore Capital … [More]

Maricopa Association of Governments Executive Director Announces Retirement

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Calling it the “best job I have ever had the opportunity to hold,” Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), Executive Director Eric Anderson has announced he will be retiring from the agency after 40 years of service. “It is time for me to retire from the best job I have ever had the opportunity to hold. I will be stepping down as Executive Director … [More]

Arizona-Based Aviation Part Supplier Promotes Executive to President

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AvAir is pleased to announce that Brandon Wesson has been promoted to President. Wesson joined AvAir in 2010 as Director of Sales. As a result of his leadership, he was promoted to vice president of sales in 2016. Shortly after that, Wesson became executive vice president of sales, where he oversaw a team of over 70 people who support the company's asset management … [More]

Valley Nonprofit Announces New CEO

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Kentay Garvin, Esq., is the new CEO of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Arizona. Garvin brings a fresh perspective to the nonprofit organization thanks to more than 20 years of government affairs, business and health care expertise. “I am both honored and humbled to be part of the leadership team responsible for helping United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona advance … [More]

California-Based Homebuilder Names New Division President in Arizona

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Landsea Homes Corporation, a publicly traded residential homebuilder, announced that Heather Cammiso has been named the new President for the Arizona Division of the company. "Heather's nearly three-decade homebuilding career in Arizona has included overseeing all areas of a division, which will serve our team very well as we continue to provide best-in-class … [More]

LGE Design Build Promotes Former CFO to President

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Leading national design-build firm LGE Design Build (LGE) today announced the promotion of Michael Stafford to the position of president, replacing David Sellers who will now exclusively act in the role of CEO. Stafford joined the LGE team as controller in 2017 before moving up to chief financial officer in 2018 where he was responsible for overseeing all financial … [More]

Phoenix Symphony Appoints New President & CEO

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The Phoenix Symphony Board of Directors has selected orchestra veteran Peter Kjome, who recently led one of the country’s top orchestras, after a national search to serve as the organization’s new President and CEO. Kjome succeeds Suzanne Wilson, who led The Phoenix Symphony from 2020-2022. She stepped down from her position to relocate to London, England for a unique … [More]

Credit Union Appoints New President & CEO

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Arizona Financial Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Hysell from executive vice president/chief innovation officer to president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2023. With more than 25 years of experience at Arizona Financial, Hysell will continue to drive the credit union’s soundness and growth throughout the state to bring diversified … [More]

Phoenix-Based Global Nonprofit Names First Chief Strategy and Diversity Officer

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As one of her first directives after being named president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America in September 2022, Leslie Motter created the chief strategy and diversity officer position focused on integrating the organization's diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts into the organizational strategy. Some of the key responsibilities include developing strategies, driving … [More]

Manning Kass Promotes Kristine Rizzo to Managing Attorney of Phoenix Office

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Top-tier full-service national law firm Manning Kass announced the promotion of Kristine Rizzo to Managing Attorney of its Phoenix, AZ. office. The appointment reflects Manning Kass’ commitment to a people-first talent strategy and also demonstrates how the firm has embedded diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI) as part of its identity and culture. Rizzo joined the firm … [More]

University of Phoenix Leader Named Arizona Hispanic Chamber Board Chair

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John Ramirez, MBA, MS/AJS-GHS, USA CSM (ret) and dean of operations for the University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies, has been appointed to serve as Chairperson of the Board for the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC). Ramirez’s appointment term on the Board is for two years, 2023 to 2025. He previously served as the Vice Chair for Internal Activities and been … [More]

Enterprising Women Names Scottsdale CEO to Its Advisory Board

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Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, has appointed Chanie Gluck, CEO of 4D Global, to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. “Chanie Gluck is a force of nature in her thriving business.  With courage, tenacity and commitment, her journey and accomplishments inspire women and young people in what they can achieve. We are proud that she was honored … [More]

Scottsdale-Based Nextiva Names New Channel Chief

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Nextiva, the future-of-work software company helping sales, service, and marketing teams achieve higher productivity and deliver better customer engagement, announced Olen Scott has been named its new Channel Chief. This move signifies dedication to the channel ecosystem and partner success for Nextiva, which brings together business communications applications, intelligence, … [More]

Arizona Community Foundation Selects New President & CEO

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Anna Maria Chávez will join the Arizona Community Foundation as President & CEO in February 2023 following a national executive search process conducted by Carlson Beck and the ACF CEO Search Committee. Anna Maria Chávez is an executive leader, attorney, inspirational speaker, writer, and community advocate. She has dedicated her career to advocating for others, … [More]

BMO Wealth Management Names New Leadership

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Amid accelerating growth, BMO Wealth Management’s Arizona office is introducing new leadership and expanding its capabilities to local businesses and high-net-worth clients. BMO’s Arizona office serves as the hub for the Western United States and is now led by Managing Director, Michael Blanton. The Scottsdale resident previously served as managing director for BMO Wealth … [More]

Casino Hires Entertainment Powerhouse to Bring A-List Fun to Arizona

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Gila River Resorts & Casinos (GRRC) is thrilled to announce the new hire of Anastasia “A.P.” Palmer Johnson as corporate director of entertainment. The veteran sports and entertainment executive was hired to develop a robust calendar of concerts and events for the rapidly expanding gaming enterprise. Johnson will oversee the portfolio of venues at all three locations … [More]

Phoenix-Based Advertising Agency Names New President

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Colling Media, a Phoenix-based Advertising Agency has announced Doug Campbell, 41, has been named President effective immediately. Campbell joined the company after collaborating with the agency on various clients and campaigns for over a decade. Campbell joined the company in 2019 as Director of Digital Services, overseeing the growth and development of … [More]

Law Firm Selects New Phoenix Office Managing Partner

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced today that Jason Wood has been named managing partner of the Phoenix office, effective November 1, 2022. Wood is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group and most recently served as its Arizona chair for five years until passing responsibilities to partner Eric Wanner this summer. As chair, Wood nearly doubled the … [More]

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