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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.

$3.5B manufacturer will move HQ to Phoenix

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Carlisle Companies Inc., a $3.5 billion global diversified manufacturer, will relocate its Corporate Headquarters to Phoenix beginning in the second quarter of this year. Founded in 1917, Carlisle’s current Corporate Office is in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carlisle manufactures a broad range of products including commercial roofing, interconnected products, fluid handling technologies, brake and friction systems,… Read More →

Steven Hirsch Joins Quarles & Brady

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Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Steven A. Hirsch has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a partner in its Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Hirsch handled several jury trials, including contract and lease disputes, eminent domain, land use regulation, valuation of real estate, and other government takings of undeveloped and improved land, income-producing properties, utility property, and certificated… Read More →

Colliers International adds associate vice president  Jakub Jirsak

The Colliers International Phoenix office announced the appointment of Associate Vice President Nick Ault, who specializes in retail and restaurant real estate services with a focus on tenant representation. Ault will partner with Daniel Ortega, vice president, a highly-regarded retail specialist. The team represents local, regional and national tenants, buyers and sellers in the leasing,… Read More →

Michelle Ogborne honored as top family attorney Yanik Chauvin

The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) named Michelle N. Ogborne, a founding partner of Phoenix-based Ogborne Law, PLC, as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” Family Law Attorneys in Arizona for 2016. “It is an honor to be selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates for this distinction,” Ogborne said. “It is… Read More →

Colliers International promotes six brokers

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Colliers International in Greater Phoenix promoted six brokerage professionals to executive positions. “Colliers is pleased to announce the well-deserved promotions of six key professionals, who represent best-in-class in our industry,” said Bob Mulhern, managing director of Colliers International in Greater Phoenix. “Their promotions reflect their expertise, achievements and commitment to the success of our clients.”… Read More →

Coldwell Banker adds new branch manager


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage added Koena Tapscott as its Biltmore/ Paradise Valley office Branch Manager. Tapscott brings 13 years of real estate excellence — all within the Coldwell Banker family — to her new management position. Prior to her career in real estate she worked in accounting and banking for 21 years. When asked why… Read More →

Black, Starr & Frost announces new vice president


Black, Starr & Frost added veteran retail executive Saad Makdesi as vice president/managing director of the company’s new Phoenix salon which opened in October in the Biltmore Plaza Shopping Center. According to Alfredo J. Molina, chairman of Black, Starr & Frost, Makdesi will oversee Phoenix’s first and only Black Starr & Frost salon, located in… Read More →

Esperança announces new board member


Esperança added Justin Niedzialek to the Phoenix-based nonprofit’s board of directors. Niedzialek is a member with The Cavanagh Law Firm.  He’ has practiced law for eight years and currently focuses on labor and employment law.  He also has experience with commercial litigation, bankruptcy, trustee’s sales, judicial foreclosures, creditor’s rights and land use/eminent domain. Esperança provides programs… Read More →

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation names new president

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation appointed Stuart I. Graff as its new president and CEO, who will assume this role on February 1, 2016. As CEO, Graff will be responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the organization toward the achievement of the Foundation’s mission: to preserve Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations… Read More →

CBRE hires new director of property tax services


CBRE hired Mark Whitney as its director of property tax services where he will work with clients on any property tax needs. Whitney brings experience in minimizing property and excise tax burdens, which will be critical to CBRE’s Agency Services offering. “Mark is an expert in property tax advisory services and he will be instrumental… Read More →

Knight Management adds new business developer

Knight Management

Commercial property management firm, Knight Management hired Lindsay M. Bennett as Business Developer for the firm. Bennett will be responsible for new business generation, strategically researching opportunities for the company and networking within the commercial real estate industry to establish new customers. She will actively participate in industry associations and build relationships with professionals in… Read More →

Gilbert honors Businessman, Businesswoman of the Year Oleg Dudko

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce honored, Wednesday, business leaders and nominees for the Businessman and Businesswoman of the Year award at a luncheon and award ceremony. The Businessman of the Year award was awarded to Kevin DeRosa of Advance Paper & Maintenance Supply. “I have a passion for helping others. I believe that givers gain… Read More →

GPEC’s Chris Camacho named to Policy Council


Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) President and CEO Chris Camacho, will join nearly a dozen national leaders on the newly formed Economic Innovation Group Policy Council. “It is an incredible honor to be named to the Economic Innovation Group Policy Council,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The members… Read More →

JDA names Todd Johnson chief customer officer


JDA Software Group, Inc. appointed Todd Johnson as the company’s first Chief Customer Officer, reporting directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bal Dail. The appointment is effective immediately. In this newly created role, Johnson will lead the company’s customer strategy, ensuring that JDA develops programs that deliver profitable results for customers, increase their satisfaction and… Read More →

Colliers adds Rachael Thompson to team Jakub Jirsak

Colliers International’s Phoenix office added Rachael Thompson as its senior associate, and she will specialize in healthcare real estate services while focusing on landlord representation. Thompson joined the healthcare services team of Michael Dupuy and Fletcher Perry, both associate vice presidents; and Sean Westfall, associate. She is also a member of Colliers’ Healthcare Services Group,… Read More →