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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.

Jewish National Fund to honor ASU President Michael Crow

Michael Crow

ASU President Michael Crow will receive a humanitarian award for his accomplishments and vision as the university’s president by the Jewish National Fund. Crow will receive the award during the annual Tree of Life Celebration, where the Tree of Life humanitarian award is given to recognize outstanding community involvement, dedication to the cause of American-Israeli friendship… Read More →

HomeSmart CEO and COO named to Swanepoel Power 200 list

Matt Widdows

HomeSmart International CEO and Founder Matt Widdows was listed on the 2017 Swanepoel Power 200 (SP 200) along with Ashley Bowers, president and COO of HomeSmart International. The SP 200 annually ranks the top “Power Players” in the residential real estate industry and publishes 10 categories covering Corporate Executives, Power Brokers, Technology Executives, Women Leaders, Association/MLS Executives, Outsider… Read More →

Abrazo Central Campus names cath lab medical director

Abrazo Central Campus

Abrazo Central Campus has named interventional cardiologist Nirav Mehta as the medical director of its cardiac catheterization lab. Mehta is a graduate of Pramukh Swami Medical College in India. He served as chief fellow in cardiology at Creighton University Medical Center in Nebraska. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. Mehta will be… Read More →

IASIS Healthcare names new leaders at Mountain Vista

Mountain Vista Medical Center

Four new leaders have been added to the team at IASIS Healthcare’s Mesa hospital, Mountain Vista Medical Center. The new team members include: Patricia Rollins, who joins IASIS as the new Women’s Services director. Rollins is a registered nurse with 25 years of experience with women’s services. She will focus on advancing Mountain Vista’s programs for… Read More →

The Salvation Army announces a change of command

Eric Forshee

The Salvation Army Southwest Division, headquartered in Phoenix, said good-bye to former leaders Lt. Colonels Joe and Shawn Posillico, who officially retired from leadership on December 31, 2016. After serving 45 years, Lt. Col. Joe and Shawn will be remembered for their hard work and tireless dedication to the mission of The Salvation Army. “It has… Read More →

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie partner earns pro bono honor

Richard Goldsmith

Richard Goldsmith, a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, was named Pro Bono Lawyer of the Month for January by the Volunteer Lawyers Program, a joint venture of Community Legal Services and the Maricopa County Bar Association. Goldsmith is an attorney in the firm’s Business Transactions practice group. Mediation is the primary focus of his current… Read More →

Mary Collum joins Stellar Capital Management

Enterprise Bank

Stellar Capital Management LLC has a new senior advisor at the firm who will be responsible for creating strategic relationships and alliances. Mary E. Collum will work with organization leaders to support key business initiatives and will consult with community banks and local businesses as senior advisor. Stellar Capital Management is an Arizona-based investment management… Read More →

Jackson Lewis names Jeffrey Bernick as managing principal

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Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, announced Jeffrey A. Bernick has been appointed Phoenix Office Managing Principal. Bernick succeeds Gregg E. Clifton, who has stepped down from the management role to focus his attention on overseeing the continued growth and expansion of the firm’s Collegiate and Professional Sports Practice Group.   “Since joining Jackson Lewis in… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community swears in new Tribal Council

Ak-Chin Indian Community

The Ak-Chin Indian Community elected Robert Miguel as chairman, Gabriel Lopez as vice-chairman, and Delia Carlyle, Ann Antone and Alvin Antone as council members. Miguel and Lopez will serve four-year terms, and the three council members will serve two-year terms. This year’s election was particularly historic because it was the first time Community members were… Read More →

Fennemore Craig elects new directors in Phoenix

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Fennemore Craig promoted two of its attorneys, Greg Adams and Anthony Austin, to director in the firm’s Phoenix office. “Their promotion is a result of hard work and excellent client service. We look forward to continuing to work with Greg and Anthony to exceed our clients’ expectations,”  said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. Adams represents clients in both… Read More →

New partners announced at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie added Justin Henderson and Marla Hudgens to the firm’s Phoenix partnership on Jan. 1. Henderson represents creditors, landlords, and debtors in all aspects of Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases involving businesses and individuals, with a particular focus on preferential and fraudulent transfer litigation. Based in Phoenix, but practicing in Nevada as well, he… Read More →

Michael Patterson joins PCFR board

Michael Patterson (Photo courtesy of Polsinelli)

Polsinelli’s Michael Patterson has been elected to serve on the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (PCFR) Board of Directors. PCFR is a non-profit, non-partisan, membership organization dedicated to positioning metro Phoenix as a major regional and international center. “PCFR plays a critical role in helping to promote a better understanding of global trends, improving policy… Read More →

Arizona Hispanic Bar adds Villanueva to board

Cindy Villanueva

Intellectual Property attorney Cindy Villanueva is joining the board of directors for Los Abogados, Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association, for the 2017 calendar year. Villanueva is an associate in the IP practice group at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP. Villanueva is a member of the Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Diversity Committee and also serves on the… Read More →

Jack Lunsford named CEO of Arizona Small Business Association

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) has removed the “Interim” title from Jack Lunsford and named him president and CEO. Lunsford, a former ASBA Board member, has served in the interim role since July. “Jack has taken his commitment to Arizona’s small businesses and combined it with his contagious energy to bring an excitement and attitude… Read More →

Ralph Holmes becomes president and GM of Cigna in Arizona

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Cigna (NYSE:CI) named Ralph Holmes as president and general manager for its commercial health care benefits plans in Arizona, adding to its Phoenix-based leadership team. Cigna Medical Group (CMG), the multi-specialty medical practice, and seniors plans in Arizona will continue to be led by Edward Kim who joined Cigna in 2011. In his role, Holmes’… Read More →