Snell & Wilmer Welcomes 12 First-Year Associates to Phoenix Office

Snell & Wilmer

Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that the firm’s Phoenix office has welcomed 12 first-year associates. Paloma Diaz focuses her practice in commercial litigation. Before joining Snell & Wilmer, she served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Justice Robert M. Brutinel of the Arizona Supreme Court. She graduated magna cum laude with her J.D. from Arizona State … [More]

LAVIDGE Adds Diversity and Public Service Marketing Director 


LAVIDGE, a leading advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency, announced today the appointment of Alec Esteban Thomson to Diversity & Public Service Marketing Director. In the new position, Thomson will empower LAVIDGE clients with strategies for connecting with diverse communities and hard-to-reach populations, increasing client impact within these … [More]

Creation Hires Josh Zemon as Managing Principal


In a strategic move that further underscores its company growth and appetite for national expansion, Creation has hired Josh Zemon as its managing principal. Zemon will oversee all aspects of Creation’s real estate business alongside founding members David Sellers and Bob Agahi and including acquisitions, entitlement, development, construction, asset management, and capital … [More]

Arizona Chamber CEO to Lead Texas Association of Business

Glenn Hamer, who has served the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry as president and CEO since 2006 and who led the organization’s ascendence to become the state’s most influential business advocacy group, announced he will be departing his position to become the next president and CEO of the Texas Association of Business. Hamer’s 14-year tenure has been marked by … [More]

Runbeck Election Services Promotes Jeff Ellington to CEO

Runbeck Election Services

Runbeck Election Services, an elections services company focused on delivering election printing, equipment, and software solutions, announced that Jeff Ellington has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. He has provided leadership and direction for over a decade in the elections industry, driving improvements of processes while maintaining peak quality standards. Most … [More]

Two Tapped to Lead Statewide Bioscience Committee

A medical-technology executive and a former state legislator have been named the new leaders of Arizona’s statewide committee overseeing the advancement of the state’s bioscience ecosystem. Eve Ross, a retired W.L. Gore & Associates executive, is serving as chair and Heather Carter, executive vice president of Greater Phoenix Leadership, as vice chair of Arizona’s … [More]

New Research Reveals Bank and Credit Union Plans for Replacing Core Systems in 2021

Cornerstone Advisors

Cornerstone Advisors announced that Steve Wildman, formerly of Next Step and Open Solutions, has joined the firm to head up its Core Transformation practice. Cornerstone's soon-to-be published What's Going On In Banking 2021 study reveals that one in 10 banks and one in eight credit unions plan to replace their core systems this year. "The timing couldn't be better for Steve … [More]

Top Valley Doctors Lead the Charge in Growing Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona 

Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association

The Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA) is excited to announce the election of its new board members for 2021. These leaders will continue the association’s mission to promote naturopathic medicine and create opportunities for Naturopathic Physicians to thrive. AzNMA supports this mission by providing education for physicians, referral and public relations services … [More]

America’s Largest Bathroom Remodeler Welcomes New CFO, COO


Re-Bath, the nation’s premier bathroom remodeling company, has announced its recent high-level executive moves by hiring David Japhet as the new Chief Financial Officer and David Dunsmuir as Chief Operating Officer. These roles were filled right as the brand is experiencing a surge in sales and franchise development growth as demand for home improvement projects continue to … [More]

Intel Appoints Tech Industry Leader Pat Gelsinger as New CEO


Intel announced that its board of directors has appointed 40-year technology industry leader Pat Gelsinger as its new chief executive officer, effective Feb. 15, 2021. Gelsinger will also join the Intel board of directors upon assuming the role. He will succeed Bob Swan, who will remain CEO until Feb. 15. Today’s announcement is unrelated to Intel’s 2020 financial performance. … [More]

Plexus Worldwide Hires Alexander Hoffmann as Vice President of International Sales for the Company’s Latin America Division

Plexus Worldwide, LLC

Plexus Worldwide (Plexus®), a leading direct selling health and wellness company, designated Alexander Hoffmann as their new Vice President of International Sales - Latin America. As Vice President, Hoffmann will be responsible for leading the sales efforts and revenue generation activities of Plexus in Mexico and throughout the region. This includes growing Latin America and … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Adds Six New Physicians to its Nationally Ranked Nephrology Division

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Medical Group (PCMG) announced today that it has added six new physicians to its nationally ranked Nephrology Division. Gina-Marie Barletta, MD; Kelly Benedict, MD; Stephanie Hsieh, MD; Mark Joseph, MD; Karen Papez, MD; and Scott Williams, MD, have joined PCMG, creating the largest team of pediatric nephrologists in Arizona. The physicians have served … [More]

Flinn Foundation President and CEO Tammy McLeod Joins the Utility Customer Research Consortium as a Board Advisor

Flinn Foundation

Poised to apply a broad level of private-sector executive and community leadership experience that includes nearly 23 years at Arizona Public Service, Arizona’s largest public utility, Flinn Foundation President and CEO Tammy McLeod, Ph.D., has accepted the position of Board Advisor of The Utility Customer Research Consortium (UCRC). Comprised of a blue-ribbon panel of senior … [More]

City of Phoenix Selects Chad Makovsky as Next Director of Aviation Services

City of Phoenix

Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher today announced that Chad Makovsky will be the next Director of Aviation Services for the city of Phoenix, concluding a competitive, nationwide hiring process.  Aviation Services in Phoenix includes executive leadership of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (DVT), and Phoenix Goodyear Airport … [More]

Avnet Names Company Veteran Phil Gallagher CEO


Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has named 37-year Avnet veteran Phil Gallagher as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Gallagher, who has been in the role of interim CEO of Avnet since August 2020, has also been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. "The Board of Directors … [More]

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus Welcomes New CEO

Rick McCartney

Staff and physicians at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus welcomed Stephen Garner as the hospital’s chief executive officer in October, a return to the Northwest Valley for Garner, who previously served as the hospital’s chief operating officer. Garner rejoins Abrazo after two years as Tenet Palm Beach Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Delray Medical … [More]

JPMorgan Chase

Scott McQuistan was named the new Regional Director of Wealth for the Southwest Region for JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s branch-based advisors. Based in Phoenix, Scott will be leading the Eastern AZ, Southern AZ, Scottsdale AZ, Central AZ, North/East AZ and Western AZ markets. He’ll oversee 141 advisors across the 214 Chase branches in Arizona. He reports to Nikki Atkins Hartung, … [More]

Sundt’s Chad Buck to Lead Arizona Building Efforts

Sundt Construction, Inc.

Chad Buck has been selected to lead the Southwest District for Sundt Construction’s Building Group. As Senior Vice President and Southwest District Manager, Buck will provide direction to the district’s leadership team and is responsible for the district’s overall performance, including acquiring and executing work. The Southwest District constructs buildings for public and … [More]

Homebuilder Co. Names New President


Maracay, a member of the TRI Pointe Group family of premium regional homebuilders, has named James Attwood as president of the Arizona-based homebuilding brand. Attwood joins Maracay after serving as vice president of operations of Pardee Homes San Diego, another of TRI Pointe Group’s homebuilder brands. He brings more than 14 years of construction, sales, operations and … [More]

Arizona Science Center Announces the Departure of its President and CEO

Arizona Science Center Board of Trustees announced today that Chevy Humphrey will leave her role as President and CEO, effective December 31, 2020. Humphrey first joined the Science Center in 1998 and became CEO in 2005. In her new role, Humphrey will be the first woman and Black American to lead the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. “Chevy has played a critical role … [More]

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