Graycor Hires Brianna Nessler as Business Development Lead, Southwest Division

Joins regional executive leadership team to drive Graycor opportunities in key growth markets

Leading general contractor Graycor Construction Company has hired Brianna Nessler to lead its business development efforts in the Southwest. Based out of the company’s Phoenix office, Nessler plays a critical role in Graycor’s growth strategy, with a focus on key growth sectors including the advanced manufacturing, retail and medical spaces. As Business Development Manager, … [More]

Runbeck Election Services Names New Senior Vice President of Operations

Runbeck Election Services, an elections services company focused on delivering election printing, equipment, and software solutions, announced Bryan Dandurand’s return to the company as Senior Vice President of Operations. Throughout his more than thirty-five years in print production, Dandurand has been a leader in print manufacturing organization and strategy, consistently … [More]

Harvard Investments Promotes New President

Building enduring communities is the driving force behind Harvard Investments, which is forging a name in the Valley’s development community with key acquisitions and ground-up development. The real estate investment and development firm is now proud to announce the promotion of Tim Brislin to President. Brislin, a strategic leader and development industry expert for more … [More]

Rio Reimagined Ambassador Selected

Hummingbird Collective to serve as liaison between local partners and the federal government

Helping to protect rivers that connect diverse communities within the Maricopa region. Implementing strategies to revitalize the communities and amenities along the Salt and Gila rivers. Serving as a liaison among local and tribal governments, Arizona State University, and a variety of entities in the Rio Reimagined Partnership with the federal government. Those will be a few … [More]

New Downtown Phoenix Hotel Names Top Management

Utah-based hotel operator appoints General Manager and Director of Sales for new vibrant hotel in Downtown Phoenix

PEG Hospitality Group, a Utah-based, full-service hospitality company, announced that Eren Bicakci will serve as the property’s Captain, the brand’s take on the role of General Manager, and Jairah Ramirez will serve as the property’s Director of Sales. The Moxy Phoenix Downtown, an eclectic international hotel concept, is set to open its doors at the end of 2023. The Moxy … [More]

ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Avondale Names New Medical Director

Dr. Alexander Morales has been named Medical Director of ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Avondale. The medical rehabilitation hospital serves patients with disabling injuries or illnesses such as strokes, brain injuries, hip fractures, spinal injuries, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or other medically-complex conditions like COVID-19. A doctor of osteopathic … [More]

BBB Pacific Southwest Names New Chief Financial Officer

Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Financial Officer, Patty Beckman. With a wealth of experience in financial management and a proven track record of success in the nonprofit sector, Beckman is set to play a pivotal role in the continued growth and impact of BBB. "We are excited to welcome Patty … [More]

Phoenix-Based Industrial Contractor Co. to Expand Energy Services with New Addition

Total-Western is pleased to announce that it is expanding the depth and reach of their Energy services with the addition of Joseph Cascia, National Business Development Manager. "I'm thrilled to reunite with old friends and align with new colleagues who were once fierce competitors. I have known Total-Western from afar for many years, and I'm excited to join an … [More]

PR Agency Names New President, Owner to Retire

Scott Hanson, APR, Fellow PRSA, a longtime Valley public relations practitioner and owner of HMA Public Relations, will be retiring from the agency at the end of the year, naming Abbie S. Fink as president. Fink has been with the firm since 1993, serving as vice president/general manager since 1996. She will be only the third president in the firm’s 40-plus year … [More]

T.W. Lewis Foundation Announces New Executive Director

T.W. Lewis Foundation recently hired Steve Smith, former Arizona Senator, to lead the organization as its new executive director. In this role, Smith manages grant distribution, non-profit assessments and activities to enhance the foundation’s overall core program areas. “Steve is an energetic and entrepreneurial leader with significant experience in the public sector and … [More]

Phoenix Mercury Names New Head Coach

The Phoenix Mercury today named Nate Tibbetts the team’s head coach. A widely-respected veteran coach with nearly two decades of experience in the NBA and NBA G League, Tibbetts will join Mercury General Manager Nick U’Ren in bringing championship-level results back to the Mercury. “Nate is an excellent basketball coach and an even better person,” said U’Ren. “I am excited … [More]

State Forty Eight Foundation Names New Executive Director

The State Forty Eight Foundation is thrilled to announce the appointment of Marina Sandoval as its new Executive Director. With a commitment to supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners across Arizona, the State Forty Eight Foundation welcomes Sandoval, a dynamic multicultural leader, to lead the organization into a new era of growth and impact. Marina's inspiration … [More]

Greater Phoenix Chamber Appoints V.P. of Finance & Operations

  The Greater Phoenix Chamber announced the appointment of Andrea Beth Levy as the new vice president of finance & operations. Andrea will provide strategic leadership for both the Greater Phoenix Chamber and Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation while serving the needs and interests of Valley businesses and communities. Andrea joins the Greater Phoenix Chamber with more … [More]

JLL Names Lead for Project and Development Services for Arizona, Nevada

Brings over a decade of experience to highly active construction and tenant improvement markets

JLL has announced the appointment of Alexis Lowell as Project and Development Services (PDS) market lead for Arizona and Nevada. With more than a decade of experience, she now serves some of the nation’s most active markets for new construction and tenant relocations and expansions. In her new role, Lowell will oversee a team of JLL experts delivering workplace strategy, … [More]

Nonprofit Announces Leadership Transition, Appoints Next Executive Director

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona announces the appointment of Matt Sandoval as its new Executive Director effective November 6, 2023, taking the reins from the current Free Arts Executive Director Alicia Sutton Campbell after 11 years of service. “I am honored to have worked for Free Arts during this exciting time in its history – expanding services to children and … [More]

Sandra Watson Appointed New Co-Chair of U.S. Investment Advisory Council Workforce Subcommittee

Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, was recently appointed as a new Co-Chair of the United States Investment Advisory Council (IAC) Workforce Subcommittee. Watson will serve as Co-Chair alongside Mike Graff, Chairman and Executive Vice President of Air Liquide USA, replacing former Co-Chair Brad Chambers, former Indiana Secretary of … [More]

MAG Names New Chief of Staff and New Chief Transportation Officer

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) has named Audra Koester Thomas as its new chief of staff and John Bullen as the agency’s chief transportation officer, following a selection process that included a multi-agency review panel. The two staff members will serve under the direction of Executive Director Ed Zuercher in the newly created MAG roles. “Both Audra and … [More]

Wealth Management Pioneer Joins Phoenix-Based to Advance Estate Planning Solutions, the industry’s leading estate planning platform, today announced Brian Hamburger, JD, CRCP, as a strategic advisor. Hamburger is the founder, president and chief executive officer of MarketCounsel, the leading business and regulatory compliance consulting firm to the country’s preeminent entrepreneurial independent investment advisers. With an unmatched expertise in … [More]

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