Author Archives: AZ Business Leaders

AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Leaders

Term used to describe an industry insider, someone who is familiar with other individuals and groups and is able to exert influence or make decisions. AZ Business Leaders is a major annual business-to-business publication that combines the who’s who of Arizona business community with their valuable leadership advice and knowledge.

Mark Hong initiated into American College of Surgeons

hong

Dr. Mark Hong of Affiliated Urologists was among 1,640 Initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation ceremony at the College’s 2014 annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco, Calif., last month. This year’s class of Initiates was among one of the largest ever admitted into… Read More →

Cox Arizona announces multiple employee promotions

technology

Cox Communications has announced that three Phoenix-area employees, Zabrina Mogro, Scott Martin and Scott Magee Jr., have been promoted and will each be taking on new responsibilities as field supervisors. With more than a combined 30 years of experience at Cox Arizona, each of the new field supervisors will be responsible for leading a team… Read More →

Adlhoch elected to NATAS awards committee

Adlhoch photo - Cronkite Day

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter (NATAS) announced Emmy-winning Phoenix Suns executive producer Bob Adlhoch, who is a long-time member of both NATAS’ local board of governors and executive committee as well as the chapter’s past-president and national past trustee, has been elected to a two-year term on the… Read More →

Polsinelli adds Dustin Jones to real estate team

Law of the Medical Marijuana Act in Arizona

National law firm Polsinelli has added Dustin Jones, a zoning and land use attorney who represents developers in obtaining land use permits in complex commercial real estate deals. Jones brings to the firm an unusual combination of academic knowledge and practical legal experience. Jones serves as a full-time faculty member in Cornell University’s Department of… Read More →

Golich named Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital administrator

Golich

IASIS Healthcare recently promoted Jacob Golich to Administrator of Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, a leading community hospital that provides comprehensive health care services including emergency care, orthopedics, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, maternity care, women’s services, pain management and wound care in a caring atmosphere. In his new role, Golich oversees the day-to-day operations of… Read More →

Frederic Wilson joins The CORE Institute

Frederic Wilson MD

The No. 1 ranked Phoenix-based orthopedic and neurological group, The CORE Institute, announced the addition of Frederic B Wilson, MD, a fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma surgeon specializing in primary and revision joint replacement of the hip and knee, limb deformity surgery and orthopedic trauma surgery. “We are thrilled that Dr. Wilson has joined our talented team… Read More →

Lovitt & Touché hires Robinson as sales executive

Jackie.robinson

Lovitt & Touché, an Arizona-based insurance brokerage and benefits solutions provider, has hired Jackie Robinson as a sales executive specializing in property/casualty risks and employee benefits within the human services and healthcare industries. She is based at the company’s Tempe office. Robinson has more than 16 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently… Read More →

Fresh Start honors UTI’s Kim McWaters

87665813

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation recently announced Kimberly J. McWaters, chairman and CEO of Universal Technical Institute (UTI) as the Founders’ Award recipient. McWaters will be honored during the Fresh Start Fashion Gala, Feb. 21 at the Arizona Biltmore. The event, in its 19th year, raises awareness for the foundation along with $1 million for programs… Read More →

Super Bowl Host Committee announces CEO Forum

Promoting Smart Growth in Down Economy

Today the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee formally announces the CEO Forum, a cornerstone program that will directly foster Arizona economic growth. The CEO Forum will welcome more than fifty (50) business executives from around the world to participate in a premier policy discussion about opportunities and challenges that will shape our future communities and… Read More →

Squire Patton Boggs adds Raphael Avraham

legal

Squire Patton Boggs has welcomed Raphael Avraham to its Phoenix office. Avraham previously worked for Snell & Wilmer handling corporate matters. Avraham’s practice at Squire Patton Boggs will be focused on representing both public and private companies in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities matters and managing corporate governance and compliance issues. Avraham received… Read More →

Engle appointed to Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission

Lewis Roca July 7 2014

Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP announced that Matthew Engle has been appointed to the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission. The commission champions the development, promotion and sustainability of Phoenix’s vibrant cultural community. Engle works in Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s business transactions practice group, where he counsels businesses and individuals on a broad array of corporate transactions, including… Read More →

Funkhouser Appointed to GPEC Ambassador Committee

David Funkhouser

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that David E. Funkhouser III, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Ambassador Steering Committee, which is focused on ensuring GPEC’s Ambassador Program aligns with the organization’s key objectives and mission.  Members of the Steering… Read More →

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino hires VIP casino marketing manager

Casino

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino has announced that Timothy Sutherland has been appointed VIP casino marketing manager. Sutherland is responsible for all aspects of marketing the development, implementation, management and coordination of VIP level player programs. Prior to his position at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, he was the marketing manager at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. “We… Read More →

Knight Transportation names Jackson as new CEO

knight

Knight Transportation, Inc., one of North America’s largest and most diversified truckload transportation companies, announced the following changes to its management team and board of directors effective January 1, 2015: David A. Jackson will become Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors, while retaining the title of President. Mr. Jackson has… Read More →

UA Eller College receives large gifts from Valley philanthropists

Biltmore residents Karl and Stevie Eller with University of Arizona Eller College of Management Dean Len Jessup. The Ellers' gift of $1.5 million will name the Professional Development Center, a two-story addition to the business school that will house undergraduate career coaches, recruiter meeting space, and student collaboration space.

The University of Arizona Eller College of Management announced on Oct. 9 three new gift commitments totaling $6 million from Shamrock Foods and Karl and Stevie Eller of Phoenix and the Diamond family of Tucson. More than 240 people attended the celebration of Arizona NOW: The Campaign for the University of Arizona, hosted by Eller… Read More →